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Hungary vs Switzerland – Match Preview

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The European Championship is starting, and Hungary will play against Switzerland. This exciting Group A opener is at the neutral Koeln Stadion on Friday, June 15th. The game begins at 13:00 GMT. Both teams aim to start strong in this prestigious tournament. It’s the first round, and both teams have zero points. The outcome could influence their campaigns. Bookmakers slightly favor Switzerland. Hungary hopes to use the ‘home’ advantage at the neutral venue to surprise, while Switzerland seeks to lead in the group standings.

Hungary – Form

Hungary has shown commendable form at home, winning their last three games. They beat Israel 3:0 in a Friendly on June 8, 2024. This result was expected by bookmakers. Before this, they won 2:0 against Kosovo and 1:0 against Turkey in Friendlies. Hungary has consistently met or exceeded predictions, showing their ability to perform well.

Switzerland – Form

Switzerland has been solid on the road, drawing 1:1 with Austria in a Friendly on June 8, 2024. They had to settle for a draw, despite expectations. Before this, they won 1:0 against Ireland in a Friendly. They also had a goalless draw with Denmark on March 23, 2024. These performances have met or surpassed bookmaker predictions.

Hungary – Switzerland – Head to Head

The last game between Hungary and Switzerland was on October 7, 2017. Switzerland won 5:2 in a World Cup qualifier. In their last 10 matches, Switzerland has won the 3 most recent ones. Hungary hasn’t won any. The last 5 games saw both teams scoring, with over 2.5 goals in each match. This suggests a trend of high-scoring games between them.

Hungary – Switzerland – Standings

As they prepare for the European Championship opener, Hungary and Switzerland are on equal footing. They each start with 0 points in EURO Grp. A. Hungary is slightly ahead at 2nd, and Switzerland is at 4th. These positions are just formalities at this early stage. The match outcome will be crucial for their campaigns and establishing an early group ranking.

Hungary vs Switzerland – Top scorers

Hungary’s attack has been strong, with Roland Sallai and Dominik Szoboszlai each scoring twice. Barnabas Varga also has two goals. Defenders Adam Lang and Zsolt Nagy have scored once, showing the team’s scoring ability from different positions. For Switzerland, Xherdan Shaqiri leads with two goals. Nico Elvedi, Steven Zuber, Silvan Widmer, and Zeki Amdouni have each scored once, indicating a diverse scoring threat.

Hungary vs Switzerland – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers’ odds are 3.30 for Hungary to win, 3.30 for a draw, and 2.25 for Switzerland. Hungary’s recent home wins and an unbeaten run could challenge Switzerland’s head-to-head record. Switzerland’s injuries, including key players, could give Hungary an edge, despite the neutral venue. The “halftime-fulltime” and “draw-no-bet” options offer interesting odds. The “double-chance” market provides odds of 1.615 for a Hungary win or draw, appealing to those backing the underdog.

Hungary vs Switzerland – Over/Under Betting

The Over/Under market reflects the high-scoring history between Hungary and Switzerland. “Over 2.5” goals at odds of 2.20 matches past trends. Both teams have strong offenses, suggesting a potential for many goals. The “Under 2.5” goals at 1.667 might attract those expecting a more cautious game. A strategic approach could limit scoring in this early tournament match.

Hungary vs Switzerland – BTTS Betting

“BTTS: Yes” is at odds of 1.909, indicating a good chance of both teams scoring. Past matches support this, with both teams scoring in their last three encounters. Hungary has been consistent in scoring against Switzerland. Their defense will face a test from a Swiss team also known for scoring. “BTTS: No” is at 1.8, making it a close decision. The attacking trends suggest “BTTS: Yes” is more likely.

Hungary vs Switzerland – Prediction