We visit the IV district in Budapest on Sunday evening

Sunday's opponent will play on Thursday night against NB1 leaders Paksi FC in the MOL Hungarian Cup.

On Sunday evening at 19:00 we visit the home of tenth-placed Újpest FC. This will be the 123rd top-flight match between the two teams. Of the 122 meetings so far, we have won 51, lost 45 and drawn 26. The goal difference is 187-173 in our favour, which is a remarkable average of three goals per game.

Újpest FC's current coat of arms bears the year 1885, the year when Újpest Gymnastics Club was founded - where UTE's activities initially included gymnastics, then fencing and athletics - and football was established in Újpest 14 years later, in 1899.

In Hungary, the National Championship started in 1901, where Újpest was placed in the second division. The club's football team was promoted to the first division in 1905, from where it was relegated at the end of the 1910/1911 championship, but was back in the top flight a year later. Since the 1912 championship, Újpest have been in the top flight continuously, becoming the Hungarian record holders.

Following the home defeat to DVSC in early February, Újpest sacked head coach Nebojsa Vignjevic and appointed Géza Mészöly, who is no stranger to the fourth district, having previously managed the team on several occasions, including in 2006 when Vidi crushed the purple and white's championship dreams in the last round of the league. Mészöly's debut was a good one, as the team won in Diósgyőr, but then they lost first in Kecskemét and then at home to rivals FTC - the latter must have been particularly painful for Géza Mészöly, as the derby was played on his 57th birthday.

Our opponent on Sunday started the game against FTC in the last round with the following 4-1-4-1 line-up: Banai - Pauljevic, Antzoulas, Kobouri, White - Keita - Doka, Mack, Mörschel, Csoboth - Ganea.

Incoming players: Albi Doka (Albanian, KF Tirana - Albania), Aboubakar Keita (Ivory Coast, AIK - Sweden, as a free agent), Davit Kobouri (Georgian, Dinamo Tbilisi - Georgia)
On loan: András Huszti (TE FC Zalaegerszegi).
Promoted from the youth/ signed a professional contract: Genzler Gellért
Departures: Oliver Jürgens (Estonian, DAC 1904 - Slovakia), Lirim Kastrati (Kosovan, Widzew Lódz - Poland), Milos Koszanovic (Serbian, Ajman Club - UAE, free transfer), Märten Kuusk (Estonian, GKS Katowice - Poland), Djordje Nikolics (Serbian, Sivasspor - Turkey)
Loan departures: Szabó Bálint (on loan from Kozármisleny after Csíkszereda)

Author: David Rechnitzer

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