Italy vs Hungary
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Dino Manuzzi.
After winning the Euro Cup the Italians have been really humbled. They failed to secure qualification to the World Cup and they went ahead and lost the Finalissima against Argentina in embarrassing fashion.
But fans hope that all of this will lead to a new beginning. Some of the legends are bidding goodbye to the national team and possibly this is the time for a rebuild.
They have the luxury to play without pressure and this is something that manager Roberto Mancini will appreciate during this rebuilding phase.
This time around in the Nations League they are placed in one of the toughest group along with the Germans and the English. And possibly every one of the four fixtures will be a virtual final.
The Italians might not be expecting to make it to the final but they really could make life difficult for the other two heavyweights.
Meanwhile the Hungarians have been having a dream run in international football lately.
They were placed in the death group in the recently-concluded Euro Cup and though they were eliminated in the first round itself they really delivered some high quality performances against some top-rated teams.
Once again they have the opportunity to do the same against three heavyweight teams and since they are huge underdogs, they really could take some chances.
On top of that, they also have the opportunity to start against the Italians who are low on confidence.
By the looks of things expect goals to come from either end of the pitch this Tuesday.
Italy vs Hungary Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had finished in a 3-1 win for the Hungarians.
- Since 1938 only one fixture between the two had finished without goals from both teams.
- Since 1938 every meeting between the two had three or more goals, barring just two clashes.
Italy vs Hungary Prediction & Analysis
The Italians might be lining up with newer players but they will be determined to make amends for their recent losses. They do have the quality to deliver a good performance and they have the experience of their veteran manager as well.
And they will appreciate the chance to start against the minnows of the group.
Meanwhile the Hungarians had won 3 of their past 4 overall fixtures and they had remained unbeaten in 4 of their former 5 games as well. It also deserves to be mentioned that they have lost just once on the road since 2019.
Considering these observations expect either team to find the back of the net at least once this Tuesday.
Tips for Italy vs Hungary
Both Teams to Score @ 2.50 (3/2)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).