Hungary is a nation that has a respectable soccer history, although the majority of its success stems from competitions a few decades ago. Hungary were the FIFA World Cup runners-up in 1938 and 1954, and managed a third place in the 1964 European Championships. It is 30 years since Hungary qualified for a major soccer tournament so you can bet your bottom dollar that they will be doing everything in their power to put on a good show for their loyal fans.
Hungary almost didn’t qualify for Euro 2016 as they finished third in Group F behind Northern Ireland and Romania, but they did enough to secure a spot in the play-offs where the defeated Norway 3-1 on aggregate.
While the Hungary squad does not have any players who are household names outside of their country, they do have several players who are vastly experienced, plus the team works very well as a unit, which is perfect for tournament soccer.
In their captain Balazs Dzsudzsak, who plays for Bursaspor inTurkey, they have a midfielder with 18 goals in 76 appearances, and he is joined in the midfield by vice-captain Zoltan Gera who has 87 caps to his name, and 24 goals.
The Hungarian strikers may not be on the same level as some of the world’s elite, but Tamas Priskin knows his way around the penalty area, and Daniel Bode has scored four goals in 11 games, some of those after coming on as a substitute.
Hungary have only played four games in the European Championships finals, winning one, losing three, scoring five goals, and conceding six. Can they progress to the knockout stages at Euro 2016? That remains to be seen.
Hungary Next Game
Who do Hungary play in their next game, and what are the odds relating to that fixture? The hand widget below reveals all of the information and more.
June 14 in Bordeaux is when we get to see Hungary in action against Austria, then four days later they head to Marseille to play Iceland in a game they will target for all three points.
Hungary’s final group game is against Portugal in Lyon on June 22, and if they do progress from Group 4, Hungary’s full schedule will appear below, so be sure to book mark this page.
What Are The Current Hungary Standings
Group F of Euro 2016 is one of the easier groups, but it does home Portugal and Austria, who are the favorites to progress.
If Hungary make themselves difficult to beat, they could sneak into the next round.
Check out the current Hungary standings below to see how close they are to progressing to the next stage of Euro 2016.
Hungary Online Betting Tips
According to online bookmakers, Hungary are priced at +25000 to win Euro 2016, making them joint second least favorites for the competition with Northern Ireland, only Albania at +50000 have longer odds.
This leads us to betting on the outcomes of the group with the -150 offered on Hungary not qualifying seeing the best bet to make. Another bet that could net you some profit is the +100 on Hungary finishing bottom of their group.