- 14 Sep 2015 1:00 AM
In all competitions Ferencváros have won the derby 126 times so far, while Újpest have clinched victory 76 times. The teams also had to settle for a draw 64 times in the history of the derby, which was selected last year into the top 10 derbies of the world by a popular football blog copa90. Besides the 9th district Ferencváros have a large fan base in the countryside, while the fans of Újpest FC are mainly based in the fourth districts and other parts of the capital.
The fierce rivalry between Ferencváros and Újpest goes back to the era of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy as the rivalry between the Budapest-based clubs is very similar to the rivalry between SK Rapid Wien and FK Austria Wien. Both Ferencváros and Rapid Wien use the green-white colours, while both Újpest and Austria Wien use the purple-white colours.
As for the chances, it is difficult to predict the result because in-form Ferencváros are at the top of the OTP Bank League with 100% performance so far, while Újpest FC enjoy the home advantage at Ferenc Szusza Stadium. However, hopefully the 217th game between the two sides will be special only for footballing reasons.
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