It was a big step in the direction of the European Championship in 2020, when they claimed victory in the group in the Nations League. The teams that failed to do so are now even more under pressure as the group stage of qualifying remains as their last chance to clear the ticket to the final round. This also applies to two teams that will duel on Thursday, namely Slovakia and Hungary. The Slovaks have relegated from Division B of the League of Nations and could meet them there at the next edition of the Magyars, who have held in Division C.
Slovakia vs Hungary Today’s Betting Prediction
Both teams nevertheless have high hopes of participating in the European title fights, because the group E seems quite solvable. Croatia are undoubtedly the big favorite in this pool, but with two finals to go, Wales, Slovakia and Hungary are hoping for a win, while Azerbaijan are likely to enter the race as outsiders. Therefore, before the duel between Slovakia and Hungary, a prediction on the second EURO ticket is still difficult to deliver. In this group every goal can be important. It is not easy to place the right tip in the duel between Slovakia and Hungary. But we can imagine that both teams meet, because the Slovaks have always scored at least one goal in the last twelve home games at home and the Hungarians also manage to score at least one goal away. The odds of well over 2.00 for this bet seem to us very interesting. The kick-off for the European Championship qualifier between Slovakia and Hungary in the City Arena of Trnava will take place on 21.03.2019 at 20:45.
Slovakia – Statistics & Current Form
In 2016, the Slovaks were for the first and only time at a European Championship at the start. Slovakia has benefited from the increase in the number of participants and hopes that it will be similar in the coming qualification. However, the Slovaks did not perform very well in the last matches of last year. From the past five internationals, the hawks brought only a single victory. That was not enough to make it into the League of Nations league. Therefore, Pavel Hapal was installed as the new national coach at the end of October. His qualities as a player were undisputed. Now he has to prove that he can also convince as head coach of a national team. Before the match between Slovakia and Hungary, the odds show that the bookies at least trust him to make a successful start to 2019. The betting odds on a home win are around 1.70. We keep a tip on the Slovaks but maybe for something daring.
The last international match was scheduled for mid-November. It came to the big brother duel in the Czech Republic. The Slovaks were at least equal over 90 minutes, but lost at the end with 0: 1. It will not be easier in the European Championship qualification either, because a few weeks ago there were the bad news that Martin Skrtel, Tomas Hubocan, Vladimir Weiss and Adam Nemec have declared their retirement from the national team.
“We must not forget that we will play another important game two or three days after Hungary. We have to take this into account, there is very little time for regeneration. ” – Pavel Hapal
These actors can not currently be replaced equally. Perhaps that is why Pavel Hapal not only focuses on the match against Hungary, but also keeps an eye on the upcoming game in Wales. We can therefore expect a rotation in many positions. In addition to the retired performers Pavel Hapal will have to renounce on Thursday, the Nuremberg attacker Adam Zrelak, who must pass due to injury. Thus, there are five supposed regular players who will miss the hawk against the Hungarians.
Expected formation of Slovakia:
↪ Dubravka – Pekarik, Skriniar, Vavro, Hancko – Gegus, Hamsik, Duda – Stoch, Mak, Duris
↪ Coach: Hapal
Last matches of Slovakia:
⚽ 19.11.2018 – Czech Republic vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 16.11.2018 – Slovakia vs. Ukraine 4: 1 (Nations League)
⚽ 16.10.2018 – Sweden vs Slovakia 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽ 13.10.2018 – Slovakia vs Czech Republic 1: 2 (Nations League)
⚽ 09.09.2018 – Ukraine vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (Nations League)
Hungary – Statistics & Current Form
For more than 30 years the Hungarians have been following the music in international football, even though they qualified for the European Championships in France in 2016. Hungarian football is currently only second- to third-rate, although there are some players who certainly have international class. The bottom line is that the Magyars in the incipient EM qualification but probably only outsiders, even if they may already be able to counteract this role on Thursday in Trnava. But we are unlikely to see Hungary win away, because in the last eight away games there has not been a single triplet. Before the game between Slovakia and Hungary odds of over 5.00 are offered on a success of the Magyars. Therefore, the motto will probably be to be safe in the back. With keeper Peter Gulacsi and center-back Willi Orban coach Marco Rossi are at least two players from RB Leipzig available that can guarantee stability.
This was also shown last November, when the Hungarians were able to celebrate two victories without conceding, with both games taking place at home and the opponents with Estonia and Finland certainly not comparable to the quality of the Slovaks. The last against Finland was a 2-0 victory. Adam Szalai and Adam Nagy were the scorers for the team of Marco Rossi. Especially with Adam Szalai or Captain Balasz Dzsudzsak, the Hungarians in the attack have actors who are always able to score or prepare for a single action. Therefore, we can imagine that the Hungarians will also score in Slovakia. Personally, it looks relatively good overall. Although Attila Fiola, Endre Botka, Roland Ugrai and Roland Sallai from Freiburg lack some injured players, the skeleton of the main formation is not affected by these failures.
Expected formation of Hungary:
↪ Gulacsi – Korhut, Kadar, Orban, Barath – A. Nagy – Dzsudzsak, Kleinheisler, Kalmar, Lovrencsics – Szalai
↪ Coach: Rossi
Last matches of Hungary:
⚽ 18.11.2018 – Hungary vs Finland 2: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 15.11.2018 – Hungary vs. Estonia 2: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 15.10.2018 – Estonia Vs. Hungary 3: 3 (Nations League)
⚽ 12.10.2018 – Greece vs Hungary 1: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 11.09.2018 – Hungary vs Greece 2: 1 (Nations League)
Slovakia vs Hungary Direct Comparison
The teams from Slovakia and Hungary have delivered four matches to date. In direct comparison there are two wins for the Slovaks and two draws. Hungary is thus still waiting for the first victory against the Falcons. The last competitive games were completed in the last century. 2004 and 2008 were still two test games on the program. In February 2008, the two opponents parted with a 1-1 draw. Zoltan Gera scored the 1: 0 for the Magyars. Stanislav Sestak was able to draw for the Slovaks.
Slovakia vs Hungary Our Betting Prediction Analyzed
Slovakia have not lost in four matches against the Magyars. This means that in the duel between Slovakia and Hungary we would not tip for an away win, especially as the Hungarians have not won in the last eight appearances. The Slovaks tend to have the better cards for a win. However, some regular players, especially on the defensive, have announced their resignation. Pavel Hapal will therefore have to form a new back four. Whether this presents itself recorded, but is somewhat questionable. We therefore think that at least one goal will be scored by the Hungarians.
Key facts – Slovakia vs Hungary tips
↪ Slovakia have always scored in their last 12 home games.
↪ The Slovaks could only win in one of their last five international matches.
↪ Hungary has not won in the last eight away games.
The fact that the Slovaks also scored a goal also seems relatively clear, because in the last twelve home games, the hawks could always celebrate at least one goal. We assume that this should also be the case against the Hungarians. The bottom line is that in the duel between Slovakia and Hungary we would take advantage of the betting odds on “both teams to score“.
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ Yes