Lombard-Pápa TFC

Position last season – 14th

Coach – Ferenc Bene

Player to watch – Aleksandrs Čekulajevs. The new Latvian signing comes with a very good goal scoring record and is quite a coup for the club. Last season he beat Ronaldo and Messi in goal scoring terms, with 46 from 35 games. If he can make the step up to scoring in the Hungarian league, Pápa will have a chance of staying up, but then possibly no chance of keeping hold of him.

Rising star – Bence Tóth. The former Ferencváros midfielder was a member of the Hungary Under 20 World cup team that finished in an impressive 3rd place. He has a good left foot and likes to run at defenders so will give opposition players plenty to think about. A big season for him lies ahead as he tries to regain the form he showed in patches at Fradi.

Realistic target –Aside from the two players mentioned, they have lost most of their best guys and marginally escaped relegation last season. When it really mattered, Pápa managed to play like champions and produced some great results. This season I do not expect them to be able to do that and can see them relegated.

League prediction – 16th