Hungary - Portugal | Euro 2021 Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Hungary vs Portugal for Euro 2021. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
Hungary and Portugal are meeting in the opening game of Group F at Puskas Arena in Budapest. Hungary will host a tournament fixture for the first time, including EURO and World Cup. The home team will not only have to face the reigning champions Portugal in the first round but the world-class sides of Germany and France as well, in one of the toughest group draws in modern football history.
- Hungary vs. Portugal
- Group F – First Round
- Date – 15/06/2021
- Starting time – 18:00 CET
- Venue: Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary
Hungary Stats & Form
Hungary will enter the tournament for the fourth time in total and second in a row, following a 44 year hiatus from the European Championship. When they finally qualified for the EURO 2016, they also managed to win their group after a 3-3 draw against Portugal, before they were beaten in a knock-out stage by Belgium.
The qualification was not by any means easy for Marco Rossi’s team, as they finished fourth in their group. Hungary trailed Slovakia with just one point, and Wales by two, while Croatia was the group winner. They still managed to grab a playoff spot through the Nations League, and the Hungarians beat Bulgaria 3-1 in the semi-finals, before taking on one of the surprise acts of the 2016 tournament, Iceland.
November 12 at Puskás Aréna will be a day to remember for a long time, as Hungary was trailing the game 0-1 with two minutes left on the clock when Loïc Négo scored the equalizer before youngster Dominik Szoboszlai find the back of the net in the last few seconds of injury time for a thrilling 2-1 victory and a ticket for the EURO 2021.
The Hungarian team started their road to Qatar 2022 with two wins and a draw, including a 3-3 shootout against Poland.
Red Bull Leipzig defender, 28-year-old Willi Orban (20 caps, 5 goals) stands out as one of the best players on the team. Their goalkeeper, 31-year-old Péter Gulácsi (37 caps), resides in the same club and is a highly respected keeper in the Bundesliga. To complete the star trio in Hungary, there is a hat trick from RB Leipzig with 20-year-old Dominik Szoboszlai (12 caps, 3 goals) – one of the most promising young players in Europe.
Portugal Stats & Form
Portugal didn’t have the best qualification campaign, as they finished second in Group B behind Ukraine. They drew with Serbia (1-1) in Lisbon, but they lost the top spot in their two clashes against the Ukrainians. “A Seleção” took just one point from those two matches, with a 0-0 draw at the Estadio da Luz in their group opener and a 2-1 loss in Ukraine. On the other hand, Portugal certainly found their way to goal in qualification, scoring 22 goals (2.79 per match) in eight games, as Cristiano Ronaldo got half of them.
Portugal started their Qatar 2022 qualification with seven points from three matches, including a 2-2 thriller in Serbia.
Coach Fernando Santos is dealing with one of the best young generations in the nation’s history. Portuguese defense has a big potential in players such as Rúben Dias and Joao Cancelo. Their team-mate from Manchester City, 26-year-old Bernardo Silva, has been a standard member of the team since 2017. The offensive strength is also rich through names such as Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, and Joao Felix. And of course, there is 36-year-old superstar Christiano Ronaldo, the captain with 173 caps for the national team and amazing 103 goals.
Hungary vs Portugal Head-to-Head Stats
Hungary has never won a game against Portugal. The teams have faced each other 13 times since way back in 1926. Portugal has won nine matches, with four draws rounding it. Their last meeting was in qualifications for the World Cup 2018 where “A Seleção” won both games.
Hungary vs Portugal Betting Odds
Odds for this match are 5.00 for Hungary, 1.65 for a Portugal victory, and 3.80 for a draw at BET365.
Hungary vs Portugal Betting Tip:
Portugal, the winner of EURO 2016 and UEFA National League 2019, is a big favorite, and with Cristiano Ronaldo being 36 years old, they are looking to add another medal to the cupboard. Fernando Santos will be hard pressured to secure three points in this opening game against Hungary, considering the tough group draw. Portugal might have underestimated some teams in the qualifiers, but this is the big stage, and that won’t happen here. Simply put – Portugal has to win here.