Hungary vs Portugal: Team Form
Hungary won 4 and lost 4 of their Group E qualifying matches, having been drawn alongside the likes of Croatia, Wales and Slovakia. As a result, the team required playoff wins against both Bulgaria and Iceland to reach the Euro 2020 finals. They have gone from strength to strength since then, recordign wins over Turkey, San Marino and Andorra.
Despite losing just one match during their qualifying campaign, Portugal finished second in Group B, behind the Ukraine. Portugal scored 22 goals in the process, conceding just 6. Since then, Fernando Santos’ side suffered a UEFA Nations League defeat at home against France, before recovering to go four matches unbeaten. This run included wins over Croatia and Luxembourg.
Last 5 Match Results
- Hungary 1- 1 Serbia
- Hungary 2-0 Turkey
- Hungary 3-3 Poland
- San Marino 0-3 Hungary
- Andorra 1-4 Hungary
- Portugal 0-1 France
- Croatia 2-3 Portugal
- Portugal 1-0 Azerbaijan
- Serbia 2-2 Portugal
- Luxembourg 1-3 Portugal
Hungary vs Portugal: Team News
Hungary certainly don’t have the same talent as Portugal to call upon. RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is their star, with the 20-year-old being joined by the experience of club teammate Will Orban and Captain Ádám Szalai. In his latest squad, Head Coach Marco Rossi named five uncapped players.
The Portuguese squad is packed full of well-known players. Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the best in the world at the age of 36, having scored over 100 international goals to date. Elsewhere, Premier League superstars Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva could well find themselves in the starting XI, alongside Joao Cancelo, Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota. The likes of Trincao, Andre Gomes and Rafa Silva will be hoping to confirm their place in the Portuguese squad, however Wolves winger Pedro Neto has been ruled out through injury.
Head to Head
Portugal are unbeaten against Hungary in 13 previous matches. This run includes nine victories, including two during their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. The two countries also played against each other at Euro 2016, with an entertaining 3-3 draw having resulted. However, with the duo having not played against each other snce September 2017, too much significance should not be placed on their head to head record.
Given their standing as the reigning European champions and the quality within their squad, it is Portugal who are the favourites to beat Hungary in Group F. Fernando Santos’ side are available to back at best odds of 8/13 with the likes of 888Sport and Unibet. On the flip side, punters looking to bet on a Hungary win can do so at odds of 5/1 at MansionBet.
A draw is priced at 11/4 with many leading bookies. Elsewhere, with matches between Hungary and Portugal having delivered a hatful of goals in the past, betting on there being over 2.5 goals is worth considering, especially at EVS from SportNation.
Our Hungary vs Portugal Betting Tip
Our top betting tip for this Group F tie is to wager on the half time/full time market, Portugal/Portugal. This means that Portugal must be winning at both the 45 minute and 90 minute marks. This market is available at best odds of 6/4 with both Betfred and Paddy Power.