Hungary open their group by playing Portugal at Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, with an exciting encounter shaping up. 12 matches are to be played in round 1 of the group stages at the Euro 2020 and this one takes place on Tuesday. Hungary head to the Euro 2020 as 37th in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent as Portugal go into the competition ranked number 5.
According to bookmakers Hungary look set to be leaving the Euro 2020 once the group stages are done with. Hungary went the hard way through play off's before booking a spot at the Euro 2020 after failing to seal a place directly in the group stages. Seeing them even get out of the group at this tournament would be a huge surprise.
Booking a place at the Euros perhaps proved a little more exciting than Portugal dreamed of as the defending champions of Europe surprisingly failed to top their group. Winning their group might be too much to expect, however it would be a small surprise to see Portugal packing their bags before the knock-out stages.
Hungary vs Portugal stats and analysis
Hungary head into Euro 2020 averaging just 1.1 goals per game in their last 10 internationals. Hungary scored a moderate total of 11 goals while also conceding a far from impressive 18 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.8 per game, as they also kept their opponents from scoring in just 2 matches.
Portugal begin their Euro 2020 campaign with very good stats in their last 10 internationals. Portugal hit the target 2.5 times on average per game, scoring 25 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 6 goals, an average of 0.6 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 6 of those matches.
Coming away from their Euro 2020 opener with anything but a defeat for Hungary would be a huge surprise. It looks like a question of simply trying to minimize the defeat everyone expects them to suffer.
Booking a place at the Euros proved a little more exciting than Portugal would have wished for but they managed to grab 2nd place in their group.
Stats and facts for Hungary and Portugal.
- Hungary conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Hungary's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Hungary scored in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Hungary scored the last 4 matches in a row at home.
- Portugal has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Portugal has won in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
- Portugal scored in the last 20 of 22 matches;
- Portugal scored the last 13 matches in a row when playing away.
Lineup Hungary vs Portugal
Form Hungary vs Portugal
Hungary on a roll.
Hungary will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their previous 3 matches, Hungary ended with a 3-3 draw against Poland and went on to a 3-0 win against San Marino. Their latest match served up a 4-1 win against Andorra.
Portugal on a roll.
Portugal look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their last 3 matches, Portugal won 1-0 against Azerbaijan, followed by a 2-2 draw against Serbia. Their most recent match brought a 3-1 win against Luxembourg.
Hungary v Portugal Fixture History
On 3 September 2017 these two nations went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Portugal ran away winners with a 1-0 scoreline. Hungary enter the match against Portugal without a win in their previous 5 outings as Portugal hold a firm 4-1-0 grib on the Hungarians.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookmakers Portugal are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Portugal will get you odds 1.50, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 67% chance of beating Hungary. If you want to bet your money on Hungary the best odds are 6.50.
Hungary will hoping Roland Sallai can find the back of the net once again. He is on 3 goals in their last 6 internationals and Hungary need him to shine. Diogo Jota has certainly delivered the goods for Portugal is recent matches. Every opponent will have him singled out as a potential threat following the 3 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals.