Celtic have found it difficult to compete in Group G thus far and prop up the table with zero points, while they have conceded eight times in their two matches, which is the most of any club in the competition this season.
Indeed, the Hoops lost a seven-goal thriller away to Real Betis on September 16 before suffering a 4-0 home defeat to Leverkusen last time out, meaning that the team have a lot of ground to make up in the section.
Ange Postecoglou’s side, who have lost three of their last four Europa League group-stage games at Celtic Park, will know that they need to beat Ferencvaros home and away in their next two matches to stand a realistic chance of finishing first or second in Group G.
Celtic will enter Tuesday’s contest off the back of successive victories, beating Aberdeen 2-1 earlier this month before recording a 2-0 victory away to Motherwell on Saturday.
A return of 16 points from nine Scottish Premiership matches this season has left the Bhoys in fourth position in the table, four points behind leaders and champions Rangers on the same number of games.
Ferencvaros, meanwhile, have also lost their opening two matches in the section, going down 2-1 away to Leverkusen in their first game before suffering 3-1 home loss to Real Betis at the end of September.
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The Hungarian champions actually took part in the group stage of last season’s Champions League but found it difficult to compete, picking up just a point from their section, which included Juventus and Barcelona.
Ferencvaros lost their Champions League playoff to Young Boys this season, though, and therefore dropped into the Europa League, and they are competing in the group stage of this competition for just the second time.
The Green Eagles will enter Tuesday’s contest off the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Zalaegerszegi TE in the league on Saturday, but they are still first in the table on goal difference from Kisvarda