Azerbaijan vs Hungary
Date: Saturday, 8 June 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Bakcell Arena (Baku).
Hungary earned a massive glimmer of hope in the battle for the top-two finish in qualifying Group E after a huge Croatia scalp in the second round.
A 2-1 win over the World Cup runners-up came literally out of nowhere after a disappointing opening round display in a 2-0 loss away at Slovakia. Marco Rossi’s troops are now eyeing six points from two June fixtures against Azerbaijan and Wales.
Can Magyars back up the aforementioned 2-1 victory over Croatia and make it two wins on the bounce with a result against group underdogs on Saturday in Baku?
The visitors won’t have any significant absences going into this highly important fixture against Milli. This means we expect Hoffenheim’s talisman Adam Szalai to lead he line. He is the leader of this generation alongside captain Balasz Dzsudzsak.
Azerbaijan vs Hungary: Head-to-head
Azerbaijan have never been a tricky opposition to Magyars.
Hungary won each of five H2H encounters with Milli.
Their previous meeting was a 2011 friendly which saw a 0-2 victory for Hungary on the Azerbaijani soil.
Azerbaijan vs Hungary: Prediction
The hosts produced a strong resistance to World Cup runners-up Croatia in the opening round when they only lost narrowly 2-1. They went on to play a goalless draw in a friendly to Lithuania on the home ground.
Nevertheless, it is hard to predict success for the home team against highly-motivated Hungary side here. The visitors do have something to build on following a pair of clean sheet wins over Estonia and Finland in the UEFA Nations League prior to the start of this qualifying campaign.
On top of this, Hungary notched two or more goals in four of last five official outings. They go up against Azerbaijan who shipped four goals in a catastrophic defeat to Kosovo in the last round of their respective Nations league campaign. We are quite tempted to go for the away win at 2.10 odds here.
Azerbaijan vs Hungary: Bet Tips
Hungary to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Hungary Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).