Kick-off: 1400, 19/06/2021
Stadium: Puskas Arena
TV: BBC One
France justified their position as Euro 2020 favourites with an opening win over Germany, whereas Hungary look in too deep after losing to Portugal.
Les Bleus will now be expected to control proceedings when these teams meet despite another big and vocal crowd at Puskas Arena.
Punters can get 19/20 for the World Cup winners to claim a clean-sheet victory and that is our first Hungary vs France prediction.
A Look At Hungary’s Betting Odds
The passionate home fans helped Hungary make Portugal work hard for victory before a late flourish gave the holders a 3-0 triumph.
Having survived a few scares, the Magyars thought they had taken the lead through Szabolcs Schon, only for that goal to be ruled out for offside.
Portugal finally broke the deadlock on 84 minutes via Raphael Guerreiro’s deflected shot before Cristiano Ronaldo fired in a penalty and an exquisite third.
“The fact we conceded three goals in the space of 10 minutes leaves me very disappointed,” said Hungary coach Marco Rossi.
“We came apart at the seams and that was my fault as I made some changes which clearly didn’t work and I hold my hands up for all of that.
“I am very disappointed by the result, not the performance, as up until the 84th minute I thought we did very well.”
Hungary had been on an 11-match unbeaten run but mostly against limited opposition and being in the ‘group of death’ seems too much of a step up in class for them to overcome.
There is a willing spirit but 11/2 for Les Bleus to oblige 2-0 takes the eye from the Hungary vs France odds.
A Look At France’s Betting Odds
France secured a crucial 1-0 success versus Germany in Munich after Lucas Hernandez’s cross was turned into his own net by Mats Hummels.
Thomas Muller, Ilkay Gundogan and Serge Gnabry had half-chances to equalise but Les Bleus looked dangerous on the break as Die Mannschaft pushed forward.
Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema both had breakaway goals chalked off for offside but the visitors held on for a deserved victory.
“We played a great game against very good opponents,” Didier Deschamps told M6. “I knew my players would be ready and we were up for the fight.
“We weren’t far away from scoring the second goal that would have made us safe but we didn’t suffer that much in the second half. It was a strong match with quality and talent.”
Man of the match Paul Pogba impressed in midfield while N’Golo Kante was as industrious as ever.
Les Bleus do seem content to cruise through matches at times, though, so 14/5 for Draw HT/France FT is added to our Hungary vs France betting tips.
HUNGARY 0-3 Portugal
FRANCE 1-0 Germany – Hummels (og)
Head-to-head: France 2-1 Hungary, Hungary 0-3 France, France 3-1 Hungary
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