The UEFA Champions League returns on Wednesday with eight matches on the slate. There are some notable clubs in action today, including Manchester United, PSG, Barcelona, and Juventus. Barcelona is on the road in Budapest for a meeting against a top-flight Hungarian club. Ferencvaros will host Barcelona at Puskas Arena on Wednesday.
This is a Group G match between Ferencvaros and Barcelona. Group G is all Barcelona and Juventus. Barcelona leads with a record of 4-0-0 and 12 points, while Juventus has been solid as well with a record of 3-0-1 and 9 points.
That leaves Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kyiv to duke it out at the bottom of the table. Despite neither club going to the next round in the Champions League, there is still the Europa League group stage on the line. There is something to play for here for Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kyiv. The bottom team in the table goes home and doesn’t get to go to the Europa League or Champions League.
If you predicted that Juventus and Barcelona were going to make it out of this group alive, well, that might be going out on a limb. No, not quite, this was the closest thing to a lock in the Champions League. Juventus and Barcelona could have been penciled in right away before any matches were played.
Ferenvcaros did their best to hang with Juventus on November 24. They stuck around and made Juventus work for a 2-1 win. Juvenetus dominated statistically, including in the shots on target department, with 7 shots as opposed to just 2 for Ferenvcaros. Juventus were clearly the better club and deserved the win, though Ferenvcaros gets credit for finding a goal against a quality defence.
Barcelona have been flawless in the Champions League. They are a perfect 4-0-0 and looking for more on Wednesday to put some icing on the cake. Barcelona are coming off a 4-0 demolition of Dynamo Kyiv on November 24 in Champions League. They didn’t stop there, as Barca pummeled Osasuna in La Liga on Sunday, 4-0. Head below for our free Ferencvaros vs. Barcelona pick for December 2, 2020.
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Ferencvaros vs. Barcelona Prediction:
Barcelona are red-hot and go into Wednesday with a score advantage of 8-0 in their last two matches. Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi both found the scoresheet against Osasuna on Sunday. Coutinho netted a goal at the 57 minute mark, and then Messi buried Osasuna to make it a 4-0 match at the 73rd minute. The time of possession was severely lopsided, with Barca holding onto the ball for 72% of the time. And it hasn’t been just La Liga where Barcelona have been on fire recently.
Through four Champions League matches, they’ve notched 3.25 goals, while conceding only 0.5 per match The road hasn’t bothered them much either, as Barcelona has been in good form for 3 goals and no goals conceded per match. They have some making up to do in La Liga this season. Barcelona are seventh in the table with 14 points. However, no one has been able to touch them in the Champions League thus far. In total, Barcelona has a +11 goal differential, with 13 goals and just 2 goals conceded.
Conversely, Ferencvaros have been dead last in Group G with regards to goal differential. Ferencvaros has a goal differential of -8 for worst in the group. Only Midtylland has a worse goal differential than Ferencvaros and Marseille with -9 goals through the 2020-21 Champions League campaign. Through four matches, Ferencvaros has scored 1.56 goals and conceded 2 goals per match. Barcelona is dealing with defensive issues at the moment as a result of several injuries. However, I don’t think that is going to hamper them too much in Hungary on Wednesday. Ferencvaros might get on the board with a goal, but that isn’t going to be enough. I like Barcelona in a 3-1 final in this spot.