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The Nemzeti Bajnokság I clash at Szusza Ferenc Stadion on Saturday will see hosts Újpest FC lock horns with opponents Mezőkövesd.
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Újpest FC will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 5-1 Nemzeti Bajnokság I losing effort in their last game against Videoton FC.
For Újpest FC, goals were scored by Kire Ristevski (88' Own goal) and Giorgi Beridze (92'). Stopira (58'), Funsho Bamgboye (61'), Budu Zivzivadze (66') and Boban Nikolov (68') scored for Videoton FC.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Újpest FC have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Lilák have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 15 goals during that time.
Leading up to this clash, Újpest FC:
- are unbeaten in the league by Mezőkövesd in their last 2 matches.
- are winless against Mezőkövesd in their previous 3 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to Kisvárda in Nemzeti Bajnokság I action, Mezőkövesd and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Slobodan Simović (5'), Jaroslav Navrátil (14') and Cornel Ene (90' Own goal) scored for Kisvárda.
The numbers tell their own story, and Mezőkövesd have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals overall. In defence, Mezőkövesd can certainly do much better. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Coming into this meeting, Mezőkövesd are undefeated by Újpest FC when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 18/08/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Újpest FC winning 1 of those games, Mezőkövesd 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
An aggregate of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 of them for Lilák and 7 being from Mezőkövesd. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
Team News: Újpest FC
Újpest FC manager Predrag Rogan has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash with a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Mezőkövesd
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, Mezőkövesd boss Attila Kuttor has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Mezőkövesd will likely create enough chances to score a goal against this Újpest FC side, although it possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a 2-1 win for Újpest FC by the conclusion of the game. There looks to be little in this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Szusza Ferenc Stadion (14,817)
Captain: Krisztián Simon
Chairman: Roderick Duchâtelet
Manager: Predrag Rogan
Competitions: Nemzeti Bajnokság I position 9
⭐ Star Player: Antonio Perošević
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Antonio Perošević was born in Croatia. Having played his first senior match for NK Osijek in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in this Nemzeti Bajnokság I 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 3 appearances.