Croatia v Hungary Betting Tip Both teams to score – 10 October 2019

Both teams to score in Split

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Thursday 10th October 1945hrs
Football – International – Euro 2020 Qualifying
Pick Both teams to score
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Odds: 5/4 (odds taken 1600 GMT, Wednesday 9 October)

1 X 2
7/20 21/5 43/5

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 9, 2019 at 17.00)

Group E is as tight as any section and Thursday night could be a pivotal point. Croatia lead the group but are just one point clear of two teams, one of which is Hungary. Three points for either nation would put them in a great position.

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Croatia Preview – Can Croats bounce back from disappointing draw last time out and take control of the group?

Virtually everybody would have thought this section would be relatively straightforward for Croatia. Considering this is virtually the same group of players, with some additions, who finished as runners up in the World Cup they were seemingly well ahead of their four group rivals. With three games left it’s looking like a much more challenging end to the campaign than first anticipated. The surprise draw away to Azerbaijan last time out has left them with work to do. It means Croatia are just one point clear of both Slovakia and Hungary, and four ahead of a Welsh team who have a game in hand. There are dangers aplenty queuing up behind them so it makes tomorrow’s game a really crucial one.

Croatia’s only two home games in this section so far have ended in 2-1 wins against Wales and Azerbaijan. That means they face their two closest rivals between now and the end of the section, with a trip to Cardiff to face Wales in between. It’s certainly not a straightforward finish to the group and one that will test the Croat’s nerve. What is in their favour is that they have not lost a competitive home qualifier for over six years and two wins would likely be enough.

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Hungary Preview – Will Hungary get result they need to keep themselves in the hunt for a top two finish?

Had you offered Hungary at the start of this campaign their current situation with three games to go then they would no doubt have been very happy. The frustration for Marco Rossi will be that it could easily be even better. Having reeled off three straight wins following an opening round defeat to Slovakia, Hungary again came undone against the Slovaks at home last time out. Even a draw would see them joint top of the section. That’s gone now, of course, and they will be focusing on what’s ahead starting with a visit to the group leaders.

After this game Hungary complete their section with a home game against Azerbaijan – a game they will fully expect to win – before a trip to Wales in the final round of games. How important that match in Cardiff is remains to be seen. Rossi will hoping that his team still have their fate in their own hands which may require avoiding defeat tomorrow night. There’s no doubt that they are capable of doing that. Hungary have picked up some good results on their travels in European Qualification, losing just two of their last 10 on the road.

Key-Facts – Croatia v Hungary

  • Croatia have not been at their best in this group but still hold a narrow one point lead at the top top
  • Hungary will be disappointed losing to Slovakia in their last qualifier but they remain well placed
  • The Hungarians edged their opponents 2-1 when the teams met in Budapest back in March

Croatia v Hungary Betting Advice

It was Hungary who came out on top when these teams last met. Croatia took the lead on that occasion but lost 2-1 and it’s that came, combined with dropping points in Azerbaijan, which has made this group much closer than most people would have thought. That said, they are still favourites to qualify and are traditionally very strong at home.
There are so many permutations in this group with four of the five nations still very much in with a chance of qualifying. The fact they all need to play each other makes it even more interesting. Both nations will have to just focus on getting the result they both require to remain in control of their destiny.
Hungary have a good record away from home over the last couple of Euro qualifying campaigns and are capable of getting something here. Croatia, however, are excellent at home and will be fully concentrated following their lapse last time out.  Their last eight home games have seen them concede, making both teams to score the value selection.

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