Croatia v Hungary Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th October 2019

Croatia look good for home success

Croatia v Hungary Betting Tips – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, 10th October 7.45pm

There is a three-horse race in Group E of Euro 2020 qualification between Croatia, Slovakia and Hungary. Croatia are top of the group but only by a one-point margin over the other two. So there is little margin for error here. Is home advantage going to tip the balance in favour of the Croatians after having lost away in Hungary? Read our predictions for Croatia v Hungary.

Croatia v Hungary Betting Odds*

1 X 2
4/11 15/4 7/1

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Croatia News and Form – Can Croatia beat Hungary to take control of the group?

Croatia are sat top of Group E as it is. They only have a one-point lead though, so there is still some work for them to do. They suffered a 2-1 loss in Hungary earlier in the campaign, so they have to redress that balance. If they don’t win this one then Hungary will have the head to head tie-breaker average over them. Along with that loss to Hungary, they were also held to a draw by Azerbaijan. But despite those misfires, Craotia’s record of W3 D1 L1 in the group leaves them top regardless. A win here and they will have one foot in next summer’s Euro 2020 tournament.

Croatia 1 Goal Winning Margin
11/5

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They are only in patchy form at best though. It is a W3 D2 L2 record they have taken in their last six games (competitive and friendly). They were on a four-match winning streak at home before a 2-1 friendly defeat against Tunisia back in June. Croatia have some great home form going in European Championship home qualifiers though. It is now a W6 D2 record that they have taken in their eight such fixtures. They have, however, only managed one clean sheet in their last five. Croatia have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven Euro Championship qualifiers at home.

Croatia v Hungary Head to Head

Croatia have won their last three home games against Hungary
This is the first meeting in Croatia since 1996
Hungary are unbeaten in their last four against Croatia (W1 D3)
There was a 2-1 home win secured by Hungary in the first group meeting

Key-Facts – Croatia v Hungary

  • Hungary have won one of their last eight away games
  • Croatia were beaten 2-1 by Hungary earlier in the campaign
  • It is an 8 match undefeated streak of home form Croatia are on

 

Hungary News and Form – Can Hungary avoid defeat in Split?

Hungary would be in a fantastic position if they could pull off the double over Croatia in this group. They couldn’t be beaten by Croatia in the head to head tie-break, which given the right position between the leading three, could be huge. A win would leave them two points clear of Croatia with two to play. The Hungarians have taken a W3 D2 record in the group so far, the losses happening against Slovakia. One of those defeats against Slovakia followed an international friendly defeat against Montenegro, so it’s back to back defeat by Hungary in current form.

Those two losses, incidentally were both 2-1 losses. Hungary are on a five-match scoring streak currently. They have produced a W2 D1 L2 record in their last five European Championship away qualifiers, the losses happening against Greece and Slovakia. They are a side who are unpredictable, but they look a lot stronger of a force on home soil than out on the road. In all fixtures, Hungary’s away record is a very poor W1 D2 L5 in their last eight.

Croatia v Hungary Tips & Odds

Croatia to win & both teams to score at 12/5
2-1 correct score Croatia 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 9th, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.)

Croatia v Hungary Predictions

Croatia to win: Hungary are not much of a threat when they go on their travels, and that should hand the full advantage to Croatia in this one. This is a big home game for Croatia in terms of qualification and they look good value to get the win.


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