After experiencing Patrick Schick’s otherworldly strike from long distance in Czech Republic’s win over Scotland the previous day, we can now come to the conclusion that this year’s EURO 2020 has finally shaken off its initial paleness and that we are going to experience a marvel of a tournament in the upcoming days with moments that would leave us at the edge of our seats and will become the highlights to remember.
Hungary Vs Portugal Prediction
When the fixtures of this summer’s EUROs were first announced, it is this Group F which caught everyone’s attention. Rightly adjudged the ‘Group Of Death’ the Group F consisted of heavyweights Germany , World Cup winners France , defending Euro Champions Portugal and Hungary, with each fixture as nail-biting as the other. Today in the first match of Group F, we have the Champions of EURO 2016 and one of the favourites Portugal taking on Hungary at the Puskas Arena in Hungary, as the two teams meet in the group stages of the European Championships for a second consecutive time. Don’t forget to tune into action on time.
Hungary Vs Portugal Match Details
Fixture: Hungary Vs Portugal
Date: 15th June(UTC,CET,IST)
Timings: 18:00 in CET, 16:00 UTC, 21:30 IST
Venue: Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Previous Meetings between Hungary and Portugal
In the thirteen previous meetings between the sides, Portugal holds a clear upper hand against Hungary, winning nine times and the remaining four fixtures ending in draws. In their previous face off back in 2017, Portugal had won 1-0, with Andre Silva scoring the winner for the Seleçãos.
Hungary Vs Portugal Predictions
Winners of the previous edition of the European Championships back in 2016, Portugal would be looking to emulate their glories this time too. Boasting one of the strongest squads this time, the Seleçãos would likely be looking to go all the way in the competition. However, being placed in the Group of Death alongside World Champions France and heavyweights Germany, they face tough competition to qualify for the knockouts, and would have to fight until the last breath for securing a berth in the last 16s. However, the mighty Portuguese looking to be in good form, with some positive performances coming into the Euros, winning three and drawing two of their last five matches. They have a positive record in their pre-Euro warmup friendlies, drawing against heavyweights Spain before thumping Israel 4-0 in their last game. The Portugal squad this time looks better assembled and brims with both experience and young blood, with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, defender Ruben Dias, and youngsters Diogo Jota, Bruno Goncalves, Andre Silva all in good form, with manager Fernando Santos firmly believing that his team can definitely do wonders and defend their title.
Hungary however had to go a long way to qualify for this summer’s EUROs, which is only their fourth time in history. Ferenc Puskas’s nation had finished fourth in their Euro 2020 Qualifiers, but secured a spot in the playoffs thanks to their performance in the UEFA Nations League in 2019. In the playoffs, Hungary demonstrated a positive performance as they defeated Bulgaria and Iceland in their path to qualify for the Euros. Coming to the Euros, the Magyarok boast a strong form, as they are undefeated in their previous 11 games, with a win in their first warmup friendly against Cyprus and a draw against Ireland. With Dominic Szboszalai out of the Euros, it’ll be on Adam Szalai, Willi Orban and experienced goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi to see them through the tournament.
Who will win Hungary Vs Portugal match
Portugal would definitely look to win the opening fixture, which would largely increase their chances of qualifying to the knockouts from this Group of Death as they would have to face Germany and tournament favourite and heavyweights France in their upcoming fixtures. Hungary would likely be looking for an upset or even a draw would suffice for them, considering they are the weakest team in the group by some distance and will be largely boosted by a home support at the Puskas Arena. Taking into consideration Portugal’s current form and the strength they bring into the tournament, we are predicting a 2-0 win for the Seleçãos, but Hungary would surely not let go without a fight.
PREDICTED FINAL SCORELINE: Hungary 0-2 Portugal