Free European Cup Pick: Hungary vs Portugal Preview
Looking for Hungary vs. Portugal free picks and a matchup preview? (2021) 2020 European Cup football betting sees Hungary taking on Portugal on Tuesday, June 15th, at Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all European Cup football matchups all tournament long so stay tuned. Keep checking back for more European Cup tips like this Hungary Portugal predictions blog post!
2020 European Cup Football Handicapping
Hungary vs Portugal Preview
Date: Tuesday, June 15th
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
EURO 2020 Moneyline Odds: +700/+340/-230
EURO 2020 Spread Betting Odds: Portugal -1.25
EURO 2020 Betting Total: 2.5
It’s finally time for the Group of Death in the EURO, where Hungary will play host to Portugal on Tuesday. Hungary are actually playing this match on home soil but they’ve come to this tournament without their best player who was unfit.
They will now take on Portugal, who have a scary roster and are looking to make another deep run in the tournament.
Hungary did a poor job in the EURO Qualifiers and didn’t even get a ticket to the EUROs.
They finished at the 4th spot of the 6-team group that also featured Croatia, Wales, Slovakia and Azerbaijan, scoring 8 and conceding 11 goals (4 wins, 4 losses, 0 draws).
However, they managed to do so through the UEFA Nations League, where they made it all the way to the knockout stages, beating Bulgaria by 3-1 and then Iceland by 2-1 and got one of the wild-cards for the EUROs.
They were quite surprising the next Nations League, where they finished at the top of a group that also featured Russia, Serbia and Turkey, scoring just 7 and conceding just 4 goals in the process. And they were also pretty good in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, starting with a 3-3 draw against Poland and proceeding to beat San Marino and Andorra.
Portugal did a solid job in the EURO Qualifiers, but their only loss in that group (to Ukraine) held them at the 2nd spot (5 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws). Even so, they easily grabbed a ticket to the EUROs.
They were also pretty good in the Nations League (4 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw) but that loss to France again held them at the 2nd spot of that group, where they scored 12 goals and conceded just 4 in the process.
Portugal also made a strong start in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, beating Azerbaijan and Luxembourg rather easily, but they had a 2-2 draw against Serbia in-between those two matches.
Portugal are coming here in great shape, losing just 1 of their last 15 matches in all competitions.
Hungary vs Portugal Prediction:
The two teams also met in the 2016 EURO, also in the first match of the group stage. Hungary actually took the lead three times in that match, but Portugal managed to claw their way back into the match for the final 3-3 draw.
Oddly enough, Hungary finished at the top of that group, while Portugal finished at the 3rd spot with 3 draws in 3 matches, and went on to capture the EURO. The two teams most recently met in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, where Portugal won both matches with clean sheets (1-0 on the road, 3-0 at home).
We would be having a totally different discussion if Hungary weren’t missing key man Dominik Szoboszlai, who is by far their best and most influential player. Portugal are coming here in full force and they wouldn’t want to repeat 2016’s mistake in the opener. I like the Under 2.5 Goals in this match, where Hungary will try to steal a point and upset the group.
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