Greece vs Hungary
UEFA Nations League
Date: Friday, 12th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (Athens).
Greece will be looking to take revenge for the 2-1 defeat at Hungary in the reverse of the corresponding fixture last month.
However, this Greek side coached by Michael Skibbe is looking vulnerable in defense and the former Euro champions have been struggling in big competitions since that title win back in 2004.
Playing in front of their home crowd will be a boost to the team after that unexpected defeat in their last UEFA Nations League fixture. The outcome of the game was already decided in the first half itself. Roland Sallai the Freiburg striker stroked home to give his team an early lead in the 15th minute.
The celebration of home fans was short lived as Manolas popped up from the back to draw level.
Just before the end of the first half the Magyars took lead through a goal from their midfielder Laszlo Kleinheisler. The Ethniki was not able to get back into the match despite having ample possession. Their corner count was 6 pointing at their pressure but the Hungarian defense stood firm.
Greece stands third and Hungary second in the group based on head-to-head result. Both of them are 3 points below leaders Finland who have won both their games.
The team coached by Marco Rossi is not disciplined in their game despite their win over the Pirate ship. They committed 27 fouls in that home game. The forwards will have to avoid running offside as they did in the previous matches.
The two sides have a win and a loss each in the Nations League and would want to win their upcoming games to avoid relegation.
Greece vs Hungary Head to head
- Hungary won 2-1 at home when the teams met in the same competition this September.
- Last 3 competitive matches between them resulted in 1 win each and a draw on one occasion.
- In the last 20 clashes, Greece leads with 9 wins and Hungarians have clinched 5 victories.
- Both teams scored in 4 of their last 5 meetings, same games saw over 2.5 goals.
- At home, Greece is unbeaten in 8 h2h games against the Magyars with 5 wins and 3 draws.
Greece vs Hungary Prediction
Bearing in mind goals are scored by both teams in their preceding games there is better chance of that happening again. The noteworthy point is 6 of the last 8 h2h games played in Greek soil saw both sides netting at least once. The BTTS priced at 2.20 odd is something we can back with small stakes.
Regarding the full-time result, Hungary does have the power for an away win and they have massively declined since impressing at the Euro 2016. Coupled this with the unbeaten home record of Greece in their h2h clashes took us to bank on a home win with confidence here.
Greece vs Hungary Betting Tips
FT – Greece to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
Both teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).