class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The reigning champions get their Euro 2020 campaign underway in the Puskas Arena in Budapest and Goal is backing them to start with a win on Tuesday
Defending champions Portugal begin their Euro 2020 campaign on Tuesday against Hungary at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, with the hosts the lowest ranked team in Group F.
These two sides met in the group stages on the previous European Championship in what was arguably the most entertaining game of the tournament, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring late to salvage a 3-3 draw for the eventual winners.
Hungary vs Portugal Latest Odds
Fernando Santos’s side have won the most two recent meetings against the Hungarians, defeating them home and away without conceding a goal in qualifying for the World Cup in 2018.
Another win for the holders is available at 2/5 (1.40) with bet365 while Hungary are priced at 8/1 (9.00) and the draw at 7/2 (4.50).
Hungary vs Portugal Team News
Hungary boss Marco Rossi is unable to call upon the services of midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, who has been ruled out of the tournament with an injury, while former RB Leipzig midfielder Zsolt Kalmar is also out of contention.
Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo has tested positive for coronavirus and is therefore unavailable for selection, with his place in the side likely to be taken by Wolves’ Nelson Semedo.
Hungary vs Portugal Preview
Hungary have little to lose and expectations are extremely low given the presence of Portugal, France, and Germany in Group F.
Their 11-match unbeaten run will give them hope of being competitive, having recorded wins over the likes of Turkey and Serbia during that time, but this match provides a whole new challenge.
Indeed, Tuesday evening sees Hungary face a different calibre of opponent and this is one of the best squads Portugal have ever assembled at a major tournament.
Santos has a huge wealth of attacking riches from which to chose, and over the last year the European champions have regularly racked up the goals – something that should happen once more in Budapest.
Hungary vs Portugal Tips and Predictions
Portugal to win and score over 1.5 goals is priced at 5/6 (1.83) and looks like a solid way of getting the favourites onside.
The Portuguese have scored at least twice in eight of their last 13 games, while over the last nine months Hungary have conceded three goals in competitive games against both Russia and Poland, while also letting Andorra score in a World Cup qualifier in March.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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