Hungary vs Portugal
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group B)
Date: Sunday, 3rd September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Groupama Arena.
In the 8th round on Sunday, Hungary is hosting Portugal for a rematch at Groupama Arena.
As expected, Hungary came out as winners from the 7th round’s rematch against Latvia. They won with a score of 3 – 1, and now their goal difference is 11 – 8. This win is surely good for their overall record, but it didn’t bring them any closer to the second place. With 10 points, they are still ranked third and still 8 points behind Portugal, their visitors for the upcoming 8th round.
Portugal remains on the winning run. Their latest 5 – 1 victory against Faroe Islands somewhat improved their goal difference which is now 27 – 4. They’ve scored 12 goals more than the first ranked Switzerland, but are still 3 points behind them. On the mentioned duel against Faroe Islands, one of their greatest assets, Ronaldo, scored a hat-trick.
Hungary vs Portugal: Head to head
Hungary and Portugal met 7 times in total. Portugal took the win 6 times (4 times with clean sheets) and once their duel ended with a draw. Only once, when Portugal won with a narrow 0 – 1, their duel ended with less than three goals scored in total.
Their most recent encounter was the first leg of this group stage and it ended with Portugal winning at home with a score of 3-0.
Hungary vs Portugal: Predictions
Portugal is definitely expected to win this match. They need to remain on the winning streak, if they are to keep safe their chances of taking Switzerland off the throne.
Based on their previous encounters, we can expect more than 3 goals in total.