Hungary vs Serbia

, KO: 19:45 Oct 14, 2023, Puskas Arena

It is a top of the table clash in Group G of the European Championship qualifiers as Hungary host Serbia on Saturday. A closely fought encounter could be on the cards here but having already beaten the Serbians in the reverse fixture, Hungary will be confident of coming out on top.

It has been an impressive qualifying campaign for Hungary so far as they are setting the pace in Group G despite playing one game less than the rest of the teams. They are yet to taste defeat having picked up three wins and a draw from four matches.

Hungary claimed a 2-1 victory over Serbia in their previous qualifying fixture. They fell behind early in the encounter after Adam Szalai put through his own net but fought back to lead before the break through Barnabas Vargas and Willi Orban.

Home form is often pivotal for Hungary, who are unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions at Puskas Arena. Marco Rossi’s men have claimed four wins in that run but were held to a 1-1 draw by Czech Republic in a friendly back in September.

Serbia have reasons to be pleased with their qualifying campaign so far as they remain well on course to reach next year’s competition in Germany. They have claimed three wins and a draw from five matches and are level on 10 points with Hungary.

The one blemish in an otherwise solid campaign for Serbia is the defeat to Hungary in the reverse fixture. Dragan Stojkovic’s men were made to pay for failing to press their advantage after taking an early lead.

Serbia will be out for revenge on Saturday and travel to the Puskas Arena unbeaten away from home in the qualifiers. They have picked up two wins and a draw from three away matches and earned a 3-1 victory in Lithuania last time out in the qualifiers.

How the bookies view it

The bookies appear to be split on this one with a win for Hungary priced at 17/10 by Paddy Power while bet365 is offering 9/5 for a Serbia victory. A draw is set at odds of 9/4 by BoyleSports.

Head to head

Hungary have a 2-1 advantage with one draw from four previous matches against Serbia. The Hungarians picked up a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.

Players to watch

Barnabas Vargas has led the line well for Hungary in recent times, scoring in his last two qualifying matches. The forward was also on target in Serbia and is priced at 13/5 by BetVictor to find the net on Saturday.

Aleksandar Mitrovic remains as influential as ever for Serbia despite moving to the Saudi Pro League. The striker is coming off a hat-trick in his previous appearance in the qualifiers and is priced at 7/4 by BetVictor.

Anything else catch the eye?

Hungary and Serbia have quality going forward and both teams could be backed to score at 17/20 with Coral. There were over 2.5 goals in the reverse fixture and a repeat is priced at 23/20 with Unibet, who is also offering odds of 3/1 for over 3.5 goals.

The Hungarians have opened the scoring in their last five home matches and could be backed to grab the first goal on Sunday at 21/20 with BoyleSports.

This match between Hungary and Serbia will be played on Oct 14, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Hungary vs Serbia prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Hungary vs Serbia Betting Tips & Predictions
Hungary to score first
Hungary to win
Barnabas Vargas anytime goalscorer

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