Ace Football previews the UEFA Nations League round 2 match between Italy and Hungary and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Hungary aim to defy the odds yet again when they visit Italy in Cesena for their second game of the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League.
The Hungarians stole a march on their rivals in Group A3 by beating England 1-0 in their opening game, while Italy finished all square in a 1-1 draw against Germany.
Position in the UEFA Nations League standings: Italy vs Hungary
According to the UEFA Nations League Group A3 table, the difference between these two opponents is currently only two points. That means this round 2 match will be important for both teams and their position in the standings. Italy have an opportunity to catch up with Hungary who currently sit as number 1 on three points in this upcoming match. However, the latter will surely try to extend the gap.
Latest form and previous encounters between Italy and Hungary
Italy opened with a point
It has been a bit of everything for Italy in their previous 3 matches, where they first beat Turkey by 2-3. This was followed by a disappointing 0-3 defeat against Argentina, before an encounter with Germany produced a 1-1 draw in their Nations League opener.
Hungary had a solid start
Hungary look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show for their efforts. Against Serbia, they were left empty-handed in a 0-1 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating N. Ireland in a 0-1 win. They followed that up with a 1-0 win against England in their first Nations League game.
Fixture history: Italy vs Hungary
Italy took a knock when Hungary handed them a 3-1 defeat in a friendly in August 2007. Their last competitive meeting was in a World Cup qualifier in 2001, which the Italians won by a 1-0 scoreline.
Betting stats and facts for Italy and Hungary
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on statistics from the last couple of matches that Italy and Hungary played across all tournaments.
- Italy have scored in 25 of the last 27 home matches
- Italy have conceded in 10 of the last 11 home matches
- Italy have conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
- Italy have not won the last 4 home matches in a row
- Italy have not won 5 of the last 6 matches
- Hungary have not lost 10 of the last 11 away matches
- Hungary have scored in 9 of the last 11 away matches
- Hungary have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Hungary have conceded in 5 of the last 6 away matches
Players to focus on in Italy vs Hungary
Ahead of their UEFA Nations League showdown, both Italy and Hungary will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Match predictions: Italy vs Hungary
To summarise, the upcoming match between Italy and Hungary appears to be a good chance to place some bets. Therefore, we have come up with the recommended betting suggestion for this game. However, we also present some lower and higher-risk alternatives.