Kick-off: 1900, 08/06/2021
Stadium: Ferenc Szusza Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Hungary are in the so-called ‘group of death’ at Euro 2020 and may opt to conserve their energy when warming up against Republic of Ireland.
The visitors have nothing at stake in Budapest after missing out on this summer’s big event but can always be relied upon to play with pride.
We’re going for a draw at 21/10 with our first Hungary vs Republic of Ireland prediction.
A Look At Hungary’s Betting Odds
Hungary drew the short straw when coming out alongside France, Germany and Portugal in Group F at Euro 2020.
The Magyars qualified via the play-offs, winning 3-1 away to Bulgaria and then beating Iceland 2-1 on home turf.
That was after finishing fourth in their pool behind Croatia, Wales and Slovakia.
Last year’s Nations League campaign was a successful one, with Hungary topping a section involving Russia, Serbia and Turkey to earn promotion to the elite level.
Seven points from three World Cup games in March was a solid effort and Cyprus were edged out 1-0 in Friday’s friendly.
This does not feel like the time to be going all out, however, so 13/10 for 0-0 at half-time takes the eye from the Hungary vs Republic of Ireland odds.
A Look At Republic of Ireland’s Betting Odds
Ireland failed to qualify for Euro 2020 after losing out to Slovakia in a penalty shoot-out during the play-offs.
They were then third in Nations League Group B4 behind Wales and Finland, registering three draws and the same number of defeats.
March’s first two World Cup qualifiers only intensified the pressure on head coach Stephen Kenny.
Going down 3-2 to Serbia in Belgrade was no disgrace but a 1-0 home loss to Luxembourg had alarm bells ringing.
Last week’s 4-1 friendly success in Andorra did bring some welcome relief, though, with Kenny claiming his first victory in charge.
Kenny said: “We’re pleased to get our first win and I think it is long overdue, of course.
“Confidence is an important thing in football and we created a lot of chances and took four of them, some very good goals.
“Listen, we understand it’s a match that the expectation is that you win it, so we’re not patting ourselves on the back.
“We’re just saying the players responded well from going a goal down in the second half, which they did, so credit to them.”
Being without Seamus Coleman here due to injury is a blow but the men in green can still make their presence felt.
Let’s finish off our Hungary vs Republic of Ireland betting tips by taking 31/10 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.
HUNGARY 1-0 Cyprus – Schafer
Andorra 1-4 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND – Parrott (2), Knight, Horgan
Head-to-head: Hungary 0-0 Ireland, Ireland 2-4 Hungary, Hungary 1-2 Ireland
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