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Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction: Euro 2024 Team News and Lineups Preview

Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction: Euro 2024 Team News and Lineups Preview
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After Germany and Scotland kick off the 2023/24 European Championships the other two teams in Group A meet in Cologne with Jack Wright on hand to offer up a Hungary vs Switzerland prediction, team news and lineups preview.

The Swiss have been installed as the favourites in a vitally important game that looks tough to call. With the testing fixture against the Germans on their home soil this match takes on greater significance. Is it a must win game or simply a must not lose? 

Last updated: June 14th, 2024.

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Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction 1: Ravenous Hungary to starve Swiss of success

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Hungary finished bottom of the “Group of Death” in the 2020 edition of this tournament, behind Portugal, France, and Germany. Despite picking up the wooden spoon they were only beaten once and that came as a result of three goals after the 83rd minute by the Portuguese. 

Since then, under Marco Rossi’s excellent stewardship, they have gone from strength to strength. They last tasted defeat on 4th June to a late Troy Parrot goal for Ireland, but before that, the 26th September 2022 was the start of a run of 14 games unbeaten in which they won nine.

Just prior to that defeat to Italy, the Magyars beat Germany 1-0 in Leipzig and inflicted a 4-0 humbling on England at Molineux. An unbeaten qualification campaign meant their ticket for Euro 2024 was booked with a game spare.

Odds of 3.75 therefore seem disrespectful to their recent performances but it does mean we can take them on a +0.25 Asian Handicap at a fraction over even money. Half our stake is on draw no bet and the other half on double chance getting both the draw and a Hungary win on our side.

It is not as if the Swiss have been in great form. They made a strong start to the qualifying campaign with three straight wins but only beat minnows Andorra in their remaining seven fixtures.

At the time of writing, Murat Yakin’s men have drawn six of their last nine internationals, having been in front in five of those, illustrating their struggles to get a win over the line. That failing ultimately cost them top spot in their group and a similar outcome here would get us at least a half stake win. 

  • Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction 1: Hungary +0.25 Asian Handicap (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 2.02
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 8/10

Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction 2: Hungary to feast in at least one half

With Germany in this group both these sides share a disadvantage with Scotland of having to face the only side playing on home soil. The outcome of the opening fixture the day before could have a big impact on this match but it is expected the Germans will pick up the three points. 

If that is to be the case then this tie becomes either a must-win or a must not lose depending on your viewpoint. A draw keeps both sides safely in the competition but a win for either puts them in the box seat to qualify.

Hungary plays Germany next which means defeat here would leave them needing to get something against the home nation. I feel there is more motivation for the Magyars to go for the win here and so like the quote of 2.38 for them to win at least one half.

At the time of writing, Marco Rossi’s men have won at least one half in ten of their last 13 internationals. Switzerland’s penchant for tossing away a lead makes this an even stronger play and they have lost at least one half in five of their last nine fixtures.  

  • Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction 2: Hungary to Win Either Half 
  • Best Odds: 2.38
  • Bookmaker: Boyle Sports
  • Stake: 7/10

Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction 3: Good things come to those who wait

Opening fixtures of a tournament are traditionally tight and cagey. We should expect no different here at the RheinEnergieStadion.

The goal line has been set at around 2.25, meaning the traders do not anticipate a goal fest either. Hungary have kept a clean sheet in half of their last 12 internationals, with Switzerland seeing two or fewer goals in each of their last five outings. 

Expect to see early sparring between the two nations and it would not be a surprise to see the first half end goalless. That would leave a clear run at the selection of more goals to occur in the second half. Even one first-half strike would open the game up. As previously mentioned, neither can afford to lose this.

In Switzerland’s recent 3-3 draw with Belarus, the score at halftime was 1-0. There have been more goals in the second half in five of their last eight games. Each of Hungary’s last three fixtures have seen more goals after the interval.

  • Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction 3: Second Half with Most Goals
  • Best Odds: 2.20
  • Bookmaker: Betfair
  • Stake: 7/10

Hungary vs Switzerland Prediction odds via bet365, Boyle Sports and Betfair as at 12:00, June 4th, 2024. Odds may now differ.

Player to watch: Dominik Szoboszlai

It’s an easy one for this match. Hungary’s hopes will rest on the shoulders of team captain and Liverpool star, Dominik Szoboszlai. It’s a pressure that the 23-year-old appears to thrive under. 

Coach Marco Rossi has built this Hungary side around his skipper. Szoboszlai is one of two playing behind a central forward in what is effectively a 3-4-3 formation. Operating from the left, Szobo will look to receive the ball early and drive forward to create chances. Of the players who will play in this tournament, only Georgia’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia had more carries resulting in a shot than Szoboszlai did in qualifying. 

But of course, as anyone who’s watched this guy play will attest, Szoboszlai loves to take shooting opportunities himself. This was a key part of Hungary’s successful qualifying campaign. The Liverpool man bagged four goals in eight games for them in Group G but it could well have been more. Szoboszlai averaged 3.5 shots per game in eight qualifying matches. He also topped Hungary’s rankings for key passes and dribbles. 

The player prop lines are out at the time of writing. The line is set at 2.5 for the Liverpool man which looks like good value considering his eagerness to pull the trigger in a Hungary shirt. As the creative hub and captain, Szoboszlai may feel even more of a need to shoot on sight in this crucial game vs Switzerland. 

  • Nation: Hungary
  • Club: Liverpool
  • Position: Attacking Midfield
  • Selection: Dominik Szoboszlai over 2.5 Shots
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Odds: 2.37

Hungary vs Switzerland Team News and Possible Lineups: Can Embolo comeback from latest injury setback?

Before any other nation had submitted a preliminary squad Hungary became the first team at Euro 2024 to announce their final squad. They will be led by Liverpool’s Dominik Szoboszlai, who will be keen to make his mark after a below-par first season at Anfield. He forms part of a strong spine to the team with Peter Gulacsi in goal, Willi Orban in defence and Roland Sallai in attack.

Switzerland are sweating on the fitness of Monaco’s Breel Embolo. The 27-year-old made a return after months out at the end of the Ligue 1 campaign but picked up another injury in the first half of his side’s 2-0 win at Montpellier. If he does make the plane, he will be set to make his first appearance for the Swiss since the World Cup. Murat Yakin still has plenty of talent at his disposal with the likes of Granit Xhaka and Manuel Akanji coming off the back of title winning campaigns with their respective clubs. MLS-based Xherdan Shaqiri still pulls the strings and scored the only goal of the game in a recent 1-0 win against Ireland.

Hungary possible starting lineup: (3-4-2-1)
Gulácsi; Lang, Orban, Attila Szalai; Nego; Nagy, Styles, Kerkez; Sallai, Szoboszlai; Ádám.

Switzerland possible starting lineup: (4-3-3)
Sommer; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodríguez; Xhaka, Freuler, Zakaria; Shaqiri, Varga, Okafor.

Euro 2024 Match Stats: Do the Magyars have the hunger to extend unbeaten run?

  • Hungary’s unbeaten qualification campaign was their first ahead of an international tournament since the vintage year of 1974.
  • Not including penalty shoot outs Switzerland have won only three of their 18 matches at the European Championships
  • Marco Rossi has won 32 of his 62 games in charge of Hungary a win rate of 52%
  • Swiss skipper Granit Xhaka scored two goals in qualifying – his first goals for his country since hitting the back of the net against Gibraltar in 2019. 
  • The last two matches between Hungary and Switzerland have produced 12 goals, with Hungary scoring four to Switzerland’s eight. Both matches were qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • Switzerland and France are the only European teams to have reached the knockout stages across each of the last five major international tournaments (WC + EURO). 
  • Dominik Szoboszlai was involved in more goals than any other Hungary player in UEFA EURO 2024  qualifying (4 goals, 3 assists). He also topped their charts for chances created (23), shots attempted (28),  shots on target (13), successful passes in the opposition half (256), expected goals (3.1) and expected assists (2). 

Hungary Group A Euro 2024 Fixtures: Positive result needed to take into Germany test.

  • Vs Switzerland (N)
  • Vs Germany (A)
  • Vs Scotland (N)

Switzerland Group A Euro 2024 Fixtures: Draw merchants must get one win from opening two fixtures

  • Vs Hungary (N)
  • Vs Scotland (N)
  • Vs Germany (A)

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