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How Hungary Qualified for Euro 2020
Hungary got out of qualification Group E to get to this point. They finished fourth in the group of five but still managed to qualify. Croatia and Wales took the automatic spots in the group while Slovakia finished above them and made it through the play-offs.
Hungary missed out on automatic qualification by just three points in the end. It was a disappointing blow for manager Marco Rossi but they made it out of the play-offs. They secured a convincing 3-1 win over Bulgaria in the semi-finals before a tricky fixture against Iceland in the finals. A late Dominik Szoboszlai secured the 2-1 win for Hungary to take them to the finals.
How France Qualified for Euro 2020
France had an impressive qualification campaign. They took 25 points from their 10 matches in Group H as they overcame some strong teams to get there. They finished top with Turkey just behind them in second on 23 points. Iceland and Albania – two sides that have qualified for major tournaments in recent years – also pushed them.
They won all of their matches except for the two against Turkey. They were beaten 2-0 at the Büyükşehir Stadium in Konya and drew 1-1 at the Stade de France. The only worry for Didier Deschamps is that the goals started to dry up for France as the qualification campaign went on.
Hungary v France Stats & Analysis
These two sides haven’t met in a competitive match since the 1986 FIFA World Cup. France won that day just as they have in each of the last four matches between the nations. It’s just the second time that Hungary have qualified for this tournament in the last forty years. This is the eighth successive European Championships that France have taken part in. They hosted and finished as runners-up in 2016.
It’s a team stacked with quality in every part of the pitch. They scored goals freely at times but international success is built on a solid defence. France had that, keeping five clean sheets in 10 qualification matches. The same cannot be said of Hungary. They managed just two in their qualification campaign. Both of them were at home in Budapest. Hungary will be hoping for more of the same as they host three matches at the newly-constructed Puskas Arena.
Hungary v France Bets
It’s no surprise to see that France are the big favourites here. The 2016 finalists are 40/85 odds-on to secure three vital points in Group F. A draw is 4/1 and Hungary are out at 6/1 to get three surprising points in this group of death. A Hungary win or a draw double chance would represent a massive disappointment for France and is available at 15/8.
France have kept seven clean sheets in their last 14 matches at major tournaments. They’re 7/5 to win to nil which represents good value. Didier Deschamps tends to keep things tight at major tournaments. Under 3.5 total match goals is unsurprisingly low at 4/9 with under 2.5 at 6/5.
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