Hungary vs Bulgaria Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 27/03/2023
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Top Picks and Best Predictions for Hungary vs Bulgaria
Hungary will open its qualifying campaign for EURO 2024 at home against Bulgaria who already lost one game.
Check out our Euro 2024 predictions page with plenty of suggestions and recommendations for your picks.
- 1 Top Picks and Best Predictions for Hungary vs Bulgaria
- 2 Statistics and Market Odds for Hungary vs Bulgaria prediction
- 3 Current form:
- 4 Preview, Team News, and Hungary vs Bulgaria Lineups
- 5 Starting Lineups
- 6 Player to Watch: Dominik Szoboszlai
- 7 Questions and Answers for Hungary vs Bulgaria
Hungary to Win
First Hungary vs Bulgaria prediction is the obvious choice under the circumstances. Hungary has been carrying themselves very well over the last few years finding the right coach in Italian Marco Rossi. They have qualified for the last couple of EURO Finals and will look to start their next journey in a winning fashion. Hungary won three out of their last five home matches losing only last September to Italy in UEFA's Nations League. Bulgaria, on the other hand, is unbeaten in their past five away matches drawing three times and winning twice. However, Bulgarians will be disappointed that they lost to Montenegro in the opening match of the qualifiers, and losing in Budapest would already put them in a losing situation. These teams have met each other only once in the last ten years, three years ago Hungary won 3-1.
Under 2.5 Goals
Defending is the key for the visiting team ahead of the Hungary vs Bulgaria tie. In their last five away games, only four goals were scored, and a couple of matches ended with a goalless draw. More importantly, all five games ended with fewer than three goals scored. Hungary's last five matches at home had only one game with over 2.5 goals, and that was a friendly against Greece last year. The last time they played was in 2020 at the first stage of UEFA's Nations League and there were four goals scored in total. However, four games before that one between these sides ended with fewer than three goals in the back of the net.
Statistics and Market Odds for Hungary vs Bulgaria prediction
These are the current stats for the game in question.
Euro 2024 Qualifying 27/03/23
International Match 23/03/23
International Match 20/11/22
International Match 17/11/22
UEFA Nations League 26/09/22
Hungary's last five matches: WLDWW
Bulgaria's last five matches: WWWDL
These are the latest odds for the upcoming match:
Hungary odds: 1/2 (1.50) – 66.7%
Draw odds: 4/1 (4.00) – 25%
Bulgaria odds: 7/1 (7.00) – 14.3%
The bookmakers seem to believe that, regarding the latest Hungary vs Bulgaria odds, the home team is a big favorite to get all three points. Granted, with all the success they had recently in qualifying for EUROs, Hungary will be the team to beat with a probability percentage heavily in their favor. However, if you have some doubts, check out our dedicated football betting tips today page for plenty of suggestions. Here are some of the options available to you: Hungary leading after the First Half will get you odds of 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5% while going for a goal between 1-15 minutes will award bettors with odds of 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%.
Preview, Team News, and Hungary vs Bulgaria Lineups
Slowly but surely, Hungary has developed a very good squad on the international level capable of playing against some of the best European sides. They have qualified for the last two iterations of the European Championships, and even though they didn't have much success, those matches gave this team additional experience that will help them down the road. Manager Marco Rossi has a full squad at his disposal.
Probable lineup: Dibusz, Szalai, Orban, Lang, Kerkez, Vecsei, Kalmar, Bolla, Szoboszlai, Sallai, Adam.
The guest side was unlucky to lose their opening game in this qualifying cycle to Montenegro with one goal as the difference-maker. Bulgarians held their own, they produced some opportunities but couldn't manage to take advantage of a big ball possession advantage. Bulgaria will have a hard time earning another chance at Puskas Arena. There are no health concerns at the moment regarding the visiting team.
Probable lineup: Naumov, Petrov, Antov, Hristov, Stoyanov, Iliev, Gruev, Yordanov, Krastev, Delev, Despodov.
Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.
Player to Watch: Dominik Szoboszlai
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has become his country's leader on the field. Already a team captain at his age, that fact gave him additional responsibilities which suited his character just fine. Szoboszlai scored six goals in 29 appearances for his country.
Questions and Answers for Hungary vs Bulgaria
- When is the match timetable? – Monday, March 27th at 19:45 BST (20:45 CET)
- What was the score the last time they met? – Bulgaria 1-3 Hungary
- Where is the game being played? – Puskas Arena, Budapest
- Where can you watch the match? – British viewers can watch the game on Viaplay
- Who will referee the game? – Halil Umut Meler from Turkey will be the match official