Montenegro vs HungaryEuro 2024, KO: 17:00 Jun 17, 2023, Podgorica City Stadium
Montenegro and Hungary square off in a Group G clash in the 2024 European Championship qualifiers. The hosts have struggled lately, even at home, and should find things difficult against the Hungarians who have done some good work on their recent travels.
It has not been the smoothest start to the qualifiers for Montenegro, who have claimed one win and suffered one defeat from their two matches. They began with a 1-0 victory in Bulgaria before suffering a 2-0 home defeat to Serbia.
Things have been pretty rough for Montenegro in recent times as the result in Bulgaria is their only win in the six matches across all competitions. They have been beaten four times in that run and will be desperate for a turnaround in fortunes.
Another problem for Montenegro is that they have also struggled at home as evidenced by the defeat to Serbia last time out in the qualifiers. Miodrag Radulovic’s men are winless in their last four matches on home soil, conceding seven goals in that run.
Hungary have only played one match in the qualifiers as they ran out 3-0 winners in their opening fixture. They made a fast start with Balint Vecsei opening the scoring early in the first half while Dominik Szoboszlai and Martin Adam added further goals.
The result is an extension of Hungary’s recent good form as they are currently on a three-match winning run. Stretching the focus further back, Marco Rossi’s men have only lost once in their last eight matches, claiming five wins in that run.
One of the most impressive things about Hungary’s recent good form is their performances away from home. They have lost just once in their last seven away matches with high profile scalps like England and Germany among their results in that run, although Luxembourg held out for a 2-2 draw in their previous away fixture.
How the bookies view it
Hungary have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 23/20 by Coral to claim the win on Saturday. A victory for Montenegro is valued at 27/10 by William Hill while a draw is set at odds of 9/4 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
Montenegro have never lost to Hungary, with a win and a draw from two previous matches. The most recent meeting between both teams was a friendly at the Podgorica City Stadium in 2019 which ended 2-1in favour of the Montenegrins.
Players to watch
Nikola Krstovic has scored Montenegro’s only goal in the qualifiers so far and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The attacker is also coming off a prolific campaign with DAC 1904 in the Slovakian Super Liga and could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 18/5 by William Hill.
Martin Adam has been the man in form for Hungary in recent times, scoring in his last two international appearances. Paddy Power has the forward at odds of 11/4 to maintain his good form in front of goal.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in Hungary’s previous away fixture and a repeat could be on the cards at 19/5 by BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 11/8 by BetVictor while Unibet is offering odds of 21/20 on both teams to score.
The Hungarians have opened the scoring in their last four matches and can be backed to grab the first goal on Saturday at 4/5 with Paddy Power.
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