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Hungary vs Portugal Prediction And Odds

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Hungary vs Portugal Prediction And Odds

Reigning European champions Portugal will get their Euro 2020 campaign underway against Hungary in Budapest this evening.

Portugal will be among the front-runners to win the contest once again, having triumphed in a 1-0 win over France at Euro 2016.

Up first for the European champs is Hungary, widely regarded as the underdogs in Group F, which also contains the likes of France and Germany.

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Portugal and Hungary drew 3-3 in a thrilling clash at Euro 2016
Portugal and Hungary drew 3-3 in a thrilling clash at Euro 2016

Both Hungary and Portugal have shown good form heading into Euro 2020, but only the results from this point onward really matter.

These two sides met in the group stages on the previous European Championship in what was, arguably, the most entertaining game of the tournament.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late header to salvage a 3-3 draw for the eventual showpiece winners.

With this summer's tournament now in full swing, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Hungary vs Portugal to get your teeth stuck into.

Hungary vs Portugal betting tips & predictions

Hungary are 7/1 to win, with Portugal priced at 2/5 to come away with the victory. A draw is chalked up at 7/2.

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Prediction: 0-2 (5/1)

Half-Time/Full-Time: Portugal/Portugal (11/10)

It is inevitable that this match will be a one-way battle and Hungary will have to be near-perfect to keep out the array of attacking options that the reigning champions can call upon.

Given the presence of giants Portugal, France and Germany in Group F, Hungary have very little to lose.

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Portugal have arguably assembled one of their strongest ever squads
Portugal have arguably assembled one of their strongest ever squads

Their 11-match unbeaten run will give them hope, having recorded wins over the likes of Turkey and Serbia during that time - but this match provides a whole new challenge.

We reckon this might be one of the best squads Portugal have ever assembled at a major tournament.

Because of just that, we think Portugal will lead from the beginning to the last whistle.

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First goalscorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (15/8)

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best strikers in the world, will be looking to close in on the all-time top-scoring record in men's international football during the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo needs just six more goals to become the all-time scorer in men's international football
Cristiano Ronaldo needs just six more goals to become the all-time scorer in men's international football

He needs just six to surpass Iran's Ali Daei, who sits on 109.

With that said, Ronaldo to score first looks like real value, doesn't it?

Request A Bet: Ronaldo & Jota 2+ shots on target each (10/3)

Unbeaten in their last six matches on home soil, Hungary play their opening two group games at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Jota will be Portugal's biggest threat in front of goal
Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Jota will be Portugal's biggest threat in front of goal

Home support could give them a much-needed extra boost, but Portugal's quality should shine through.

And that quality lies in the likes of attacking stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota - and we think the pair to have two shots or more on target each is a given.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Hungary team news

Hungary's head coach Marco Rossi is unable to call upon the services of midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, who has been ruled out of the tournament with an injury.

Wing-back Szilveszter Hangya also missed out through injury, while former RB Leipzig midfielder Zsolt Kalmar is also out of contention.

Hopes are likely to rest on the shoulders of striker and captain Adam Szalai, along with fellow Bundesliga forward Roland Sallai.

Portugal team news

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo tested positive for coronavirus and is therefore unavailable for selection, with his place in the side likely to be taken by Wolves' Nelson Semedo.

In the attack, Fernando Santos must choose between Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Goncalo Guedes for the left-sided role.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo could revert to his old position on the right, with the in-form Andre Silva cementing his position in the middle.

Topics: Euro 2020, Portugal

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