How Germany Qualified for Euro 2020
Germany had an excellent qualification campaign. They were in Group C alongside their major threat, the Netherlands. Joachim Loew’s side came out on top in the group with seven wins and one loss from eight matches. It was a fine result for Germany but they were left disappointed by that defeat.
They lost 2-4 to the Netherlands at the Allianz Arena. It was just their second home defeat in European Championships qualification since the 1980s. Their superior goal difference would have wrapped top spot up anyway but Germany were helped by the Netherlands dropping points to Northern Ireland. The 0-0 draw in Belfast secured 1st place for Joachim Loew’s side.
How Hungary Qualified for Euro 2020
Hungary’s route to the finals of this tournament was just a little trickier. They were drawn alongside three other sides that went on to qualify for the group stage. Croatia and Wales finished top in Group E while Slovakia made it through the play-offs.
The onus was on Hungary to do the same after they made it to play-offs via the UEFA Nations League. They did well in their two matches, seeing off a couple of good sides. They were drawn in Path A and beat Bulgaria in the semi-finals before the showdown with Iceland. A late goal from Dominik Szoboszlai secured a 2-1 win for them.
Germany v Hungary Stats & Analysis
Germany v Hungary has produced some memorable moments. They haven’t played in a competitive match since the two games they played at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Hungary smashed West Germany 8-3 in the group stage but Germany had their revenge with a 3-2 win in the final.
The next competitive match will take place 67 years later. Hungary aren’t amongst the tournament favourites here but Germany certainly showed their championship credentials in qualifying. Joachim Loew’s side look back to their best as they aim to win their first European Championships since 1996.
It was a campaign based on attacking talent. They had the third-highest expected goal figure in qualification with 2.71. Germany converted their chances in excess with an average goal output of 3.75 per game. Hungary’s own statistics were 1.34 xG and 1.3 goals per game.
Germany v Hungary Bets
Germany are the big favourites. They’re available at just 2/15 to secure the victory and three vital points in their quest to reach the knockout stages. A draw is 9/1 and Hungary are way out at 25/1 to get the win. A Hungary win or a draw is 6/1 which seems like a good bet if you fancy Germany to drop points.
A 3-2 win for Germany would see a repeat of the 1954 FIFA World Cup final and is available at 42/1. 8-3 to Hungary is out at 499/1. But a big win for Joachim Loew’s side is certainly likelier. The goals flowed freely in qualification they are just 21/20 to win with a European handicap of 0-2. 0-3 is 11/5 which still isn’t particularly high. Instead, back the hosts to run away with the game after the break with a second-half Asian handicap of Germany -2 at 5/2.
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