Hungary vs Portugal: Watch FREE Online, Live Stream, Kick-off time, Predictions, Betting Tips, Odds
Portugal have been handed the toughest possible group in their pursuit of retaining the European crown. They line up in Group F alongside France and Germany but spare a thought for Hungary in this situation - they probably looked on in disbelief when they realized they would be completing the quartet.
The advantage is that they have a strong home record and will look to that in the games against France and Portugal which are taking place in Budapest. The away side may well justify their short price for success on Tuesday night but it might not be as easy as the odds suggest. Turkey, aside fancied by many to be a dark horse in this tournament, were beaten 2-0 in their Nations League clash in Budapest in November.
What time does Hungary vs Portugal start?
Hungary and Portugal lock horns at 18:00 CET (Central European Time), or 17:00 pm GMT on Tuesday 15 June. The match will take place in Budapest, effectively making it a home game for Hungary.
Although any game featuring Ronaldo and Co. is likely to get fans off their seats, many a watchful eye will be on the other two other teams in Group F, Germany, and France, who face off in a blockbuster group stage clash the very same day. That will be played in Munich at 21:00 CET/20:00 GMT.
What channel is Hungary vs Portugal on?
Fans in the UK can watch Hungary vs Portugal live on ITV or ITV Hub. France vs Germany will also be shown on ITV later on in the day.
According to UEFA's website, state-funded broadcaster MTVA will be showing the games in Hungary. In Portugal, free-to-air broadcaster TVI has secured the rights to show 22 matches including all of the Portuguese national team's fixtures in the tournament, so will be showing this game.
How to live stream Hungary v Portugal online
You can also live stream the match via ITV Hub on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Hungary v Portugal team news
Head coach Rossi likes to field three central defenders with wing-backs who can cover at the back as well as bomb forward. Leipzig’s Willi Orban will likely sit in the heart of the defense.
Bristol City’s Adam Nagy should start in the center of midfield, with captain Adam Szalai and Roland Sallai in the forward positions.
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
Captain Ronaldo will naturally start up top, with the likes of Diogo Jota and Bernardo Silva on either side of the Juventus veteran.
Joao Felix, Ruben Neves, and Bruno Fernandes should complete the midfield, while Manchester City’s star defender Ruben Diaz will likely pose a commanding presence at the back.
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
Hungary v Portugal Head to head summary
A Look At Hungary’s Betting Odds
Hungary finished as low as fourth in their qualifying group, trailing Croatia, Wales and Slovakia.
However, they came good in the play-offs, winning 3-1 in Bulgaria and then upsetting Iceland 2-1 at this venue.
Two successive promotions in the Nations League is another plus point, topping a table ahead of Russia, Serbia, and Turkey in last year’s renewal.
It has to be noted that Russia won 3-2 in Budapest and Serbia drew 1-1, though, while Poland drew 3-3 here in a March World Cup clash, so visitors do find this beautiful stadium a pleasure to play at.
Evergreen striker Adam Szalai still seems to save his best for the international arena while 20-year-old attacking midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai was signed by RB Leipzig for €20million in January.
New club-mate Willi Orban is a powerful defender who is worth watching out for at set-pieces and the Magyars do usually carry a goal threat.
They could grab a consolation goal so 13/5 for an away win and both teams to score is the decent value from Hungary vs Portugal odds.
A Look At Portugal’s Betting Odds
Portugal lifted this trophy five years ago following a series of strong defensive displays but Fernando Santos can surely be braver with his tactics this time.
The Navigators were only average in qualifying as they split table-toppers Ukraine and Serbia in a tricky section.
However, there was more success in the inaugural Nations League competition and another bold showing last year, when a close second to France in their pool.
Portugal’s World Cup campaign has started well enough, with seven points from three games, but it is the form of their players at club level this term that commands the most respect.
Superstar skipper Cristiano Ronaldo was the leading scorer in Serie A for Juventus while Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes was third in the Premier League Golden Boot race.
Defenders Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo were outstanding in Manchester City’s title triumph, with Bernardo Silva also playing his part.
Diogo Jota shone for Liverpool, Joao Felix picked up a La Liga winner’s medal with Atletico Madrid and Andre Silva was runner-up in the Bundesliga goals chart at Eintracht Frankfurt.
This is a confident unit boasting a great blend of experience down the spine and supporting players at the peak of their powers.
Let’s finish off our Hungary vs Portugal betting tips by taking 12/1 for a 3-1 success.
Prediction: Hungary v Portugal
Hungary earned a 3-3 draw with Poland during World Cup qualifying back in March and will give this game a real shot on their home soil. But in all likelihood, Portugal should come through as victors here.
The likes of Ronaldo, Fernandes, and Jota can turn a game in an instant on their own – and this Portuguese forward line is expected to pin Hungary back for much of the game.
Don’t be surprised if Portugal scores early and settles into a rhythm, although they may save some reserves for bigger challenges later in the group.
Our prediction: Hungary 0-3 Portugal
Pressure on Portugal to open their defense of the European Championship with a win
Hungary played out a 0-0 draw in their final friendly ahead of their clash with Portugal on Tuesday, but their form overall has been decent of late. However, this is the so-called ‘group of death' and Hungary are predicted to finish in the last place. Hungary don't have any injury concerns ahead of the first group game and while they will be hoping to get off to a positive start, their record against Portugal suggests that this match will end in their defeat.
Portugal have a full-strength squad to pick from and will be looking to put in a dominant display, much like the one they produced against Israel in their final warm-up game which ended in a comfortable 4-0 victory. There is going to be more pressure on Portugal as the raining European Championship winners but getting through this group won't be easy and ensuring a win against Hungary is paramount.
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