Hungary vs Russia
International Friendly Match
Date: Monday, 5th June 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Groupama Aréna (Budapest).
The World Cup 2018 hosts start their preparations for the confederations cup tournament in June with a friendly against Hungary on Monday, the 5th of June 2017.
The Russians are in patchy form off-late and there are a number of players playing for their place in the squad. They are coming on the back of a 3-3 thrilling draw against Belgium in their last friendly outing on March. Belgium were 3-1 up before the Russians pulled the goals back in the last 15 minutes.
However, Russia’s overall record since Euro 2016 is 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses from 7 matches. It is worth to note that they were beaten by the likes of Costa Rica, Qatar and Ivory Coast.
While Hungary hasn’t bee particularly good after their magical run at the Euro 2016. Their bid to make an appearance at the World Cup 2018 is in jeopardy after falling 5 points short of top two teams in the qualifying group. The group is dominated by Switzerland and the Euro champions Portugal equally making their intentions clear.
The Magyar managed just 2 wins in all competitions since their Euros. Those wins came against lower ranker teams like Latvia and Andorra. Also, they were held to a 0-0 draw by Faroe Islands.
Hungary vs Russia: Head-to-head
Russia are unbeaten in the last four matches against Hungary with 3 wins and a draw.
Their last meeting was at this same venue in 2014, which Russia won 2-1.
Hungary vs Russia: Prediction
Both sides are in patchy form and failed to make a statement while coming up against quality sides. They do have plenty of holes in their defense which is why both teams to score and over 2.5 goals seem to be the best pick for this game.
With the home advantage coming into play, Hungary can be backed to remain unbeaten here.
Hungary vs Russia: Bet Tips
Our main pick for this match is BTTS and Over 2.5 goals at 2.60 odds by Bet365
An alternate pick is Draw no bet – Hungary for 2.20 odds by Bet365.