Merkantil Bank Liga prediction and preview: Gyirmót modest favorites to beat Kaposvári Rákóczi

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Competition: Hungary Merkantil Bank Liga
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Alcufer Stadion (2700 seats)

The league table in Merkantil Bank Liga tells a story about these teams so far, with Gyirmót leading Kaposvári Rákóczi by 5 points. Match preview to follow:

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Gyirmót form and stats

Gyirmót, who have the most points (16) at home in Merkantil Bank Liga, have been very solid at home in the Merkantil Bank Liga so far, with 16 points collected from 6 matches (5-1-0). This has contributed greatly to their 4th position in the table. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Alcufer Stadion.

The fans are hoping that Gyirmót will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-2 away loss in the Merkantil Bank Liga game against Ajka (placed 7th).

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Gyirmót have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won three times, drawn two and lost one.

There will be little rest for Gyirmót after this match as they are travelling to Szeged 2011 for a Merkantil Bank Liga game in only three days.

Gyirmót can score goals in their home matches. After 6 league matches they have found the net 12 times. As for guarding their own goal, Gyirmót have only let in 2 goals at home.

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Kaposvári Rákóczi form and stats

As the visiting team in Merkantil Bank Liga matches, Kaposvári Rákóczi have produced an overall stat of 2-2-1 so far. Kaposvári love their trips these days, as their two previous away games have resulted in victories.

The supporters enjoyed Kaposvári's previous game versus Szolnoki MÁV (placed 6th), a Merkantil Bank Liga 1-0 win played at home. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-1 at Siófok.

We have checked recent matches where Kaposvári have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those two games were one victory, one draw and zero defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy Kaposvári's attacking play in away games, having scored 9 goals in 5 league matches away. Kaposvári have conceded 7 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last nine meetings: four - one - four (Gyirmót wins - draws - Kaposvári Rákóczi wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Kaposvári RákócziZ. Balázs
Z. Balázs
6 goals
GyirmótN. Heffler
N. Heffler
5 goals
GyirmótB. Varga
B. Varga
4 goals

Gyirmót missing players

Kaposvári Rákóczi missing players

Gyirmót Kaposvári Rákóczi
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
10 6 2 Played P 2 5 11
6 5 2 Won W 1 2 3
1 1 0 Drew D 1 2 5
3 0 0 Lost L 0 1 3
16 12 6 Scored S 5 9 14
9 2 0 Conceded C 2 7 14
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
90% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 73%
50% 50% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 80% 55%
10% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 40% 36%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
40% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 80% 64%
40% 67% 100% Clean Sheets C S 50% 20% 27%
20% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 18%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.6 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2.2 2.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
92 60 31 Total Shots T S 7 46 88
37 25 13 Shots on Target S O 4 19 35
35% 40% 46% Goal Efficiency G E 75% 37% 34%
Key stats in Merkantil Bank Liga this season:
  • All of Kaposvári Rákóczi's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Gyirmót has the fewest conceded goals (2) at home in Merkantil Bank Liga
  • Gyirmót has the most points (16) at home in Merkantil Bank Liga
  • Gyirmót has the most scored goals in the first half (10) in Merkantil Bank Liga
  • Gyirmót have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Gyirmót have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Gyirmót have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Gyirmót haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Kaposvári Rákóczi have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Kaposvári Rákóczi have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Kaposvári Rákóczi haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Debrecen 11 7 3 1 24 9 5 5 0 0 15 4 6 2 3 1 9 5 15 24
2 Budaörs 11 7 0 4 18 12 5 3 0 2 8 9 6 4 0 2 10 3 6 21
3 Békéscsaba 11 5 5 1 14 8 5 1 3 1 7 7 6 4 2 0 7 1 6 20
4 Gyirmót 10 6 1 3 16 9 6 5 1 0 12 2 4 1 0 3 4 7 7 19
5 Nyíregyháza Spartacus 11 6 1 4 10 8 5 3 1 1 6 3 6 3 0 3 4 5 2 19
6 Szolnoki MÁV 11 5 3 3 10 10 6 5 0 1 7 3 5 0 3 2 3 7 0 18
7 Ajka 11 5 1 5 21 16 7 4 1 2 13 9 4 1 0 3 8 7 5 16
8 Szombathelyi Haladas 11 4 4 3 15 10 5 2 2 1 5 3 6 2 2 2 10 7 5 16
9 Pécsi MFC 11 4 4 3 11 8 6 3 2 1 9 3 5 1 2 2 2 5 3 16
10 Dorogi 11 4 4 3 11 14 5 2 1 2 3 4 6 2 3 1 8 10 -3 16
11 Soroksár SC 11 4 3 4 12 13 6 3 1 2 8 8 5 1 2 2 4 5 -1 15
12 Kazincbarcika 11 4 3 4 12 15 4 1 1 2 3 8 7 3 2 2 9 7 -3 15
13 Vasas 11 3 5 3 17 16 6 2 4 0 10 7 5 1 1 3 7 9 1 14
14 Kaposvári Rákóczi 11 3 5 3 14 14 6 1 3 2 5 7 5 2 2 1 9 7 0 14
15 Gyori ETO 11 3 4 4 16 13 5 1 3 1 3 3 6 2 1 3 13 10 3 13
16 Siófok 11 3 2 6 15 21 6 3 1 2 10 11 5 0 1 4 5 10 -6 11
17 Szeged 2011 10 3 2 5 10 16 5 2 1 2 6 7 5 1 1 3 4 9 -6 11
18 Szentlőrinc SE 11 3 2 6 10 18 5 2 0 3 8 10 6 1 2 3 2 8 -8 11
19 DEAC 11 2 0 9 8 20 6 2 0 4 5 10 5 0 0 5 3 10 -12 6
20 Csákvári TK 11 0 4 7 12 26 5 0 3 2 4 11 6 0 1 5 8 15 -14 4

Read more about Merkantil Bank Liga

The Nemzeti Bajnokság II (meaning “National Championship II”) is the second level of football in Hungary. It is also known as Merkantil Bank Liga or shortened to NB II. It currently has 20 teams playing 38 fixtures each to create a final league table. The two top teams are promoted, the bottom three relegated.