Hungary v Wales Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
June 10, 2019
Groupama Stadium - European Championship Qualifiers
It’s a must win game for Wales, as they travel to league leaders Hungary on Tuesday evening for their fourth game in Euro 2020 qualifiers. Marco Rossi's side may have started the campaign slowly, but with a win over Croatia in the bag, they have the edge over their opponents this weekend.
The Welsh have had the upper hand over Hungary since the turn of the millennium, winning both games. The most recent, an international friendly in 2005, saw a brace from Craig Bellamy secure the victory.
Rossi is unlikely to make many changes to the side that comfortably beat Azerbaijan. Two goal hero Willi Orban is set to start, with Bologna star Adam Nagy also likely to feature.
Ryan Giggs may look to rotate with Ethan Ampadu the most likely benefactor. The Chelsea midfielder only featured off the bench against Croatia, alongside Bournemouth's David Brooks but both should be fit to start come Tuesday evening.
Hungary v Wales Predictions and Previews
Hungary go into Tuesday's game in strong form, with two consecutive wins drawing them top of their group, with just three games played. Marco Rossi's side may have been far from favourites before the tournament, but resilient defensive play from experienced players has given them a deserved lead.
Their opponents this weekend, Wales, have struggled since an impressive showing in Euro 2018. Gareth Bale's poor form this season has largely been touted as an excuse, with injuries to Aaron Ramsey depriving Giggs of his star-men.
However, the emergence of a number of youth players, including Ampadu, Brooks and Harry Wilson have given Welsh fans reason for optimism. The former, who has barely featured for Chelsea in the latter half of the season, was especially impressive, coming on as a substitute against Croatia. Able to play at both centre-back and defensive-midfield, the 18-year-old could play a vital role, and is even 12/1 to score.
Hungary may not have the same youth-prospects coming through, but have been highly successful with experience this campaign. Veteran goal-scorer Ádám Szalai has led the line well for his nation and is 5/1 to open the scoring against Wales.
Two relatively even-matched sides, both with a firm eye on qualification, should make for a good contest on Tuesday.
Gareth Bale to score anytime at 17/10
Even not at his best the Real Madrid man is favourite to score first.
Both teams to score at evens
A draw would be a poor result for both sides, so expect slightly more adventurous play, especially from Hungary.