Hungary vs Belgium:
Euro 2016 – Round of 16
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016,
Kick-off: 20:00 UK Time
Venue: Stadium Municipal (Toulouse).
Belgium will take on group F winners Hungary in their final 16 game as they look to a grab a third successive win and clean sheet in the 2016 edition of the European Championship.
Belgium kicked off their tournament with a 2-0 defeat to Italy which in turn cost them the first spot in the group, but the defeat seemed like a motivation as they went on smash Republic of Ireland 3-0 in their second game before finally beating Sweden 1-0 in their final game. They will be hoping to win this game to grab their first knockout stage win in European Championship since 1980.
Meanwhile Hungary’s 2-0 win against Austria in their first game helped them to secure the first top after they drew the remaining 2 games with Iceland and Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal. Hungary have appeared as one of the fan favorite teams in this tournament and they will work hard in this game to please their followers.
Belgium: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Courtois – Menuier, Alderwiereld, Vermaleen, Vertoghen – Nainggolan, Witsel – Ferreira, De Bryune, Hazard – Lukaku
Hungary: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Kiraly – Lang, Juhasz, Guzmics, Kadar – Kleinheisler, Gera, Nagy – Dzsudzsak, Priskin, Stieber
Belgium vs Hungary: Head to Head
The Belgians are unbeaten against Hungary in their previous 5 encounters, they have won 4 times against Hungary and drawn 1.
Belgium are Currently on a 3 game winning streak over Hungary and they have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 ties.
The 2 teams have met once on the European championship platform in 1972 which Belgium claimed a 2-1 victory.
Belgium vs Hungary: Predictions
Hungary’s story in this tournament have been like a fairy tale as they have gone unbeaten in the group stage and have i pressed well in their final game against Portugal, but they are huge underdogs against a well equipped Belgium, but they will fight so hard to put up a good resistance against high rated Belgium.
Most people will expect an easy win for Belgium, but Hungary can put up a surprise against Belgium and snatch a shock victory judging by their goal scoring ability in their last game.
The game could go either way but i wont be surprised if Hungary emerge as the winners.
1. Over 2.5 goals
2. Both teams to score
3. Over 3.5 goals (risky)
Hungary have emerged as one of the feel-good stories of this year’s tournament after going unbeaten in group stage action but are massive underdogs against highly-ranked Belgium.
Belgium vs. Hungary Prediction: 3-1 Belgium.