Hungary vs Croatia
EURO 2020 Qualification
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Arena (Budapest).
Hungary participated at the previous European Championship in France, but they will face hard times earning their place at the EURO 2020 in a complicated group with the likes of Croatia, Wales and Slovakia in it. Making the top two here is by no means a mission impossible, tough, especially if knowing about a rise in form they had in late 2018.
Magyars picked up two separate 2-0 wins in last two Nations League affairs against Estonia and Finland in November last year. These wins were, nonetheless, only enough for the second place finish as Finland ended the group at the top of the standings with 12 points in 6 games.
Marco Rossi’s men will face the toughest challenge of the entire qualifying campaign on Sunday evening when they host World Cup runners-up and group main favourites Croatia. Can the hosts produce a strong challenge in their capital?
Hungary vs Croatia: Head-to-head
Hungary have never defeated Croatia in the past and this will be their eight head to head encounter.
Croatia won three and drew four of past seven ties with Magyars.
Interestingly, each of last three head to head outings ended in low-scoring draws.
Hungary vs Croatia: Prediction
Hungary won each of three group stage games on the home patch in the UEFA Nations League. They bagged six goals shipping just one in the process which is quite a decent run if we know the opposition came in the likes of Greece and Finland along.
Croatia confirmed their superb World Cup form with a couple of extraordinary displays in the toughest of Nations League groups which also saw the likes of Spain and England in it. The team led by Zlatko Dalic produced well in the final third lately as they notched four goals in last two clashes with Spain and England.
Hungary were super tough to break down on the home pitch lately. Given none of last three H2H games they played against Croatia produced three or more goals, we have to recognize the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the odds of 1.75.
Hungary vs Croatia: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (11/20)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).