Turkey vs Hungary
UEFA Nations League B
Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Yeni 4 Eylül Stadyumu.
The Crescent-Stars have simply been supers in the past two years. They have been looking to get back into the limelight of international football ever since their semi-final appearance in the 2002 World Cup.
It seems that they are slowly on the path to get their objective done. They were phenomenal in the recently-concluded Euro qualifiers, and they even could have caused a minor upset.
After defeating France at home, and holding them to a draw on the road, Senol Gunes’s men could have taken the top-most spot for themselves. However, they missed out on it for a mere two points.
Still, they have gained a lot of momentum and confidence from those performances.
Meanwhile, the Magyars are still chasing the high when they used to dominate football three-quarters of a century back. They seem a shell of their former self now, and are struggling to even represent themselves in major tournaments, let alone win it.
Judging the recent form of both teams, and the superior h2h record of the Crescent-Stars, it’s adjudged that Turkey might run away with the win this Thursday.
Turkey vs Hungary: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last three decades, only once have the Magyars won against this opponent.
- Not once have they kept a clean sheet in these past 30 years.
- The latest encounter between the two had ended in a 1-1 draw, back in 2013.
- Gunes’s men kept clean sheets in two of the former four clashes.
Turkey vs Hungary: Prediction
The Crescent-Stars had a 100% unbeaten record at home in the Euro Qualifiers, which also included a 2-0 win against France.
In fact, they did not concede a single goal in front of the home crowd in the process, and would have had a 100% unbeaten record throughout the tournament if not for their loss against Iceland.
Going on, they were also unbeaten in 12 of their previous 13 overall fixtures. In the meanwhile, their counterparts had lost five of their past six games, and had conceded two or more goals in all these five fixtures.
Going on, they also have won just once on the road since 2016, and they have lost ten of their former thirteen games on the road.
On top of that, they also have a terribly unimpressive h2h record against this rival.
Taking into account all these observations, expect Turkey to carry over their momentum, and record a statement-making win this Thursday at the Yeni 4 Eylül Stadyumu.
Turkey vs Hungary: Betting Tips
Turkey to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
To Score in First Half: Turkey @ 1.83 (5/6).