Time: Tuesday, June 15 19:00 (Group F)
On Tuesday the host nation of Hungary will play against the current Portuguese cup holders who will be traveling to Puskàs Arena Budapest for the Euro 2020 Championship Cup. Portugal are the favourites to lift the cup at the end of the tournament showing impressive form during the qualifiers and have faith in their goal scoring machine Cristiano Ronaldo. Hungary’s top scorer is the center-back Willi Orbàn a master at set pieces scoring three goals in the run up to the tournament. In this article, we focus on the teams’ form, head to head and match predictions. This will be the third meeting between the Hungarians and the Portuguese. The Euro 2016 championship are looking forward to retain their title by winning their first away match against the host Nation.
The hosts are playing with the home advantage but the stronger Portuguese side have world class talents and have never won against Portugal in all their meetings. The Hungarians have scored only 2 goals during the first half, 7 during the second half and 2 in extra time, making a total of 11 goals scored in Euro tournaments. Hungary remained unbeaten in the 2016 Euro championship with two draws and one win. The likely formation to be used by Marco Rossi is 3-5-2 and usually favors building from the back tactic.
Goalkeepers: Peter Gulaasi, Denes Dibusz, Adam Bogdan
Defenders: Gergo Lovrencsics, Endre Botka, Adam Lang, Akos Kecskes, Attila Fiola , Willi Orban, Attila Szalai, Bendeguz Bolla
Midfielders: Loic Nego, Adam Nagy, Laszlo Kleinheisler, David Siger, Daniel Gazdag, Andras Schafer, Tamas Cseri, Filip Holender.
Forwards: Adam Szalai, Roland Sallai, Nemanja Nikolic, Kevin Varga, Roland Varga , Szabolcs Schon, Janos Hahn.
Team form: WDWDW
Injured/doubtful players: no injuries
The Portuguese side are taking part in their 8th Euro Championship Tournament and won the first championship cup in 2016 and will be looking to be the second team to have won two consecutive times after Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo is the player to watch with the most appearances in major tournaments and also holds the most goal scored 9. Portugal has never lost to Hungary in any of the meetings and have faced them more times than any other team. Portugal have only won one of their last 5 opening matches beating Turkey 2-0 in Euro tournament 2008. They hold the record for the most consecutive times they have reached the knockout stages of the Euro championship and Fernando’s men are looking forward to open their first championship match with a win.
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes, Rui Patrício, Rui Silva
Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro
Midfielders: Danilo Pereira, Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho
Forwards: Pedro Goncalves, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Felix, Rafa Silva
Team form: DWWWD
Injured/doubtful players: the no reports of injuries or Covid-19 infections at the moment.
Over 2.5 (2.05)
Correct score (2-2)