In the 2016 edition, Portugal overcame the odds to beat France 1-0 in the final and clinched the coveted trophy for the first time in their history. They are now back with another set of talented players with the hope of defending their crown.
Fernando Santos’ side surprisingly placed second in Group B of the qualifiers behind Ukraine, earning 17 points. But, they were excellent offensively, scoring 22 goals in eight games whilst conceding just six.
Hungary had a tougher road, placing fourth in Group E. They managed to win the Playoff path A to book their place in the showcase.
Portugal to win fairly easily
The Portuguese side come into this tournament with a relatively stronger squad than they had in the 2016 triumph. Cristiano Ronaldo is as always, the leader of this team with the likes of Bernado Silva, Joao Felix and Ruben Dias among others to support.
Hungary have also lost a budding talent in Szoboszlai due to injury which will no doubt hurt their chances of winning the game.
The game is likely to produce goals from both teams with Portugal scoring the lion’s share. Going for over 2.5 will serve investors well.
Portugal are huge favorites for this one with their odds priced at 1.46 by Betway whilst Hungary have their odds of winning priced at 7.11. A draw has been priced at 4.26.
After announcing a 30-man preliminary squad on 6th May, Szilveszter Hangya withdrew from the Hungary camp with an injury. Dominik Szoboszlai withdrew injured on 1 June, with the final squad announced later that day.
Hungary predicted XI: Dibusz, Szalai, Lang, Fiola, Orban, Nego, Nagy, Kleinheisler, Lovrencsics, Adam Szalai,Nikolic
Portugal announced their final squad on 20 May 2021. There have been no real issues since then.
Portugal predicted XI: Patricio, Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro, Carvalho, Sanches, Bernado Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Andre Silva
Hungary v Portugal head-to-head
3rd September 2017: Hungary 0-1 Portugal (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
25th March 2017: Portugal 3-0 Hungary (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
22nd June 2016: Hungary 3-3 Portugal (UEFA European Championship)
10th October 2009: Portugal 3-0 Hungary (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
9th September 2009: Hungary 0-1 Portugal (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
Portugal have clearly been the better side during their recent matchups against Hungary. They have won four of their last five matches and lost none. Their last battle in the Euros was a memorable one with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in a 3-3 draw.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
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