Hungary vs Iceland
UEFA Nations League A Playoff
Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Puskás Aréna.
Strakarnir Okkar have been a major player in international football for the last few years, and they have been a constant thorn for some of the best teams in the world in the meanwhile.
They had held eventual champions Portugal to a 1-1 draw in the Group Stage, and even defeated England in the subsequent Round of 16.
As of now, they are playing their trade in the top-most League A in UNL, along with the likes of England and Belgium, and in the recently concluded Euro Qualifiers they had finished third behind France and Turkey in Group H.
On the other hand, the Magyars are playing in the League B in the UNL, and they had managed just a second-to-last-place finish in the Euro Qualifiers in Group E.
As such, expect Iceland to have the upper hand this Thursday, in this pivotal playoffs, which determines who makes it to 2021 Euros.
Hungary vs Iceland: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had taken place in the 2016 Euros, and then spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard, in the Group Stage.
- Before that, Marco Rossi’s men were on a five-game winning run.
- They had scored a total of 13 goals from the preceding five clashes.
- At home, they are on a winning run since 1992.
- The Magyars won the latest meeting at home with a 4-0 scorecard.
Hungary vs Iceland: Prediction
Erik Hamren’s men had won eight of their last fifteen overall match-ups, and of their total seven losses since November of 2018 – five had come against teams that had made it to at least semi-final of the 2018 World Cup.
On the road, they remained unbeaten in eight of their preceding eleven trips, and had also won three of their last four such games.
On the other hand, their opposite number had lost six of their last eleven overall match-ups, and were defeated in three of their former four appearances at home.
Likely, expect Iceland to avoid a loss at the very least this Thursday.
However, understand that this is a playoff game, with a ticket to the 2021 Euros on the line. The Magyars have nothing to lose and everything to gain, and we can expect a fierce fight from them.
On top of that, they also have a terrific h2h record over the years against this rival, and particularly at home.
As such, expect Hungary to score at least once at the Puskas Arena.
Hungary vs Iceland: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Iceland or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).