Tatabanya opened the season with a 19-27 win against newly promoted PLER and expected home defeat by Telekom Veszprem (24-31). Like always, they are a top 5 team in the league, but today have some absences like Petar Topic, Josip Peric and experienced left wing Cristian Ugalde, who hurt his knee after a collision in the last round. Eger is a newly promoted team who have strengthened significantly with some good foreign legionnaires. The home team’s optimism can be fueled by their victory against Balatonfuredi (last season in 5th place) in the opening round, while away from home will always have problems to make a positive result. In the last 7 mutual matches in Eger, Tatabanya didn’t cover this line.