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Preview: Ferencvaros vs. Shamrock Rovers - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Europa League match between Ferencbarros and Shamrock Rovers, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Shamrock Rovers face off Ferencbarros on their first leg european league Thursday night playoff tie.

The team that loses this 2-on-1 contest will move on to the European Conference League, but both teams will focus on earning valuable berths in the group stage of the second round of European football.

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Ten years since Shamrock Rovers last tasted the group stages of European competition, the Irish side has made six further appearances in the Europa League play-off round with a thrilling defeat of Partizan Belgrade.

Subsequent games against Tottenham Hotspur, Rubin Kazan and PAOK have all ended in defeat, but a win against Shukpi earlier this month has guaranteed eight more games against Europe this season.

Stephen Bradley His Rovers players want to join the Europa League, but with the European Conference League already secured as a backup, there is no pressure.

At this stage of the season, things don’t get much better for Shamrock as they sit four points behind the top of the League of Ireland Premier Division with one game to go.

But the group of players, who have already won the last two league titles, will be challenged to create their own legacy in a match that will prove to be a test but winnable tie.

Since the beginning of July, Ferencvaros has been looking to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, with the Hungarian side going through two draws before facing Karabakh.

On paper, it felt like a 50-50 draw, with the score locked at 1-1 before the second leg at Ferencvaros, but Qarabag dominated and surprised in away territory. won a 3-1 victory.

Stanislav Cherchesov‘s team are now in a position to regroup, and they did just that by slapping Fehervar on the home scene over the weekend with a 4-0 scoreline.

The Green Eagles opened the top flight with two wins and a clean sheet, but have suffered two recent home defeats in Europe.

Ferencvaros Forms (all competitions):

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team news

Cherchesov could be ready to pick out more of the Ferencvaros XI that hit Fehervar over the weekend.

Three of the four goals were by attacking players, Frank Boli Given that he scored as a substitute and started the club’s previous European matches this season, the recall is contested.

Rasmus Zalander He was injured in the first half of Sunday and could have missed the match.

He made the change in Friday’s league match against Derry City, but Bradley was able to switch back to a three-back, as he did in the second leg against Shukpi.

but the winger Aidomo Emaf He could come off the bench to score for Macedonia and start Thursday.

Ferencvaros starting lineup:
Dibs; Paska, Kovacevic, Noester, Civic. Bexei, Besic. Orsky, Mercier, Traoré.boli

Shamrock Rovers starters:
Mannus; Hoar, Cleary, Grace. Finn, O’Neal, Twell, Watts and, gaffney

We say: Ferencvaros 2-0 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock is in good form and one could argue there was less pressure on Thursday night, but better quality is in the ranks of Ferencvaros. , there is a possibility to win without conceding a goal.

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