Hungary vs Israel prediction, odds & betting tips – 08/06/2024

Hungary vs Israel prediction
Hungary are aiming to bounce back from their defeat against Ireland – Photo by Icon Sport

Hungary meet Israel at the Nagyerdei Stadion in Debrecen to contest an international friendly fixture on Saturday, 8 June.

Hungary will navigate their last friendly match before jetting off to Germany to prepare for Euro 2024. Can the Magyars finish their preparations with a victory?

Hungary vs Israel prediction: Classy Hungary to prevail

Key Stats

  • Israel’s only win in their last five games came at the expense of Andorra.
  • Six of Israel’s last nine matches have produced goals at both ends.
  • Dominik Szoboszlai found the net in three of Hungary’s last four fixtures.
  • Eight of Israel’s last 14 games featured at least three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Israel priced as underdogs

  • HOME: 8/11 (1.73) – 57.9%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

You can discover even more of our top predictions for this week’s other matches on our dedicated best football tips page.

Last five H2Hs: First meeting in over a decade

Hungary and Israel haven’t met since 2012 and we can’t base any of our analysis on the 1-1 draw the nations played out 12 years ago.

Hungary preview: Hosts at close to full strength

Hungary were beaten 2-1 by the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday evening and their performance at the Aviva Stadium was flat. Head Coach Marco Rossi will want a victory on Saturday to help confidence levels in his team's ranks before Hungary head to Euro 2024. Rossi is unlikely to make many changes to his XI, however.

Predicted lineup: Gulacsi (GK), Lang, Orban, Dardai, Nego, Nagy, Schafer, Kerkez, Sallai, Szoboszlai & Varga

Euro 2024 15/06/24

L

Switzerland

Switzerland

3

Hungary

Hungary

1

International Match 08/06/24

W

Israel

Israel

0

Hungary

Hungary

3

International Match 04/06/24

L

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

2

Hungary

Hungary

1

International Match 26/03/24

W

Kosovo

Kosovo

0

Hungary

Hungary

2

International Match 22/03/24

W

Turkey

Turkey

0

Hungary

Hungary

1

Israel preview: Visitors missing several players

Israel haven't played an international fixture since their 4-1 loss to Iceland in March in the Euro 2024 qualification playoffs. Israel have lost seven of their last 12 away games overall and they could struggle again in Debrecen this weekend with several players missing.

Predicted lineup: Glazer (GK), Dasa, Shlomo, Avaid, Ghantus, Kanichowsky, Natcho, Noar, Badsah, Weissman & Melamed

International Match 11/06/24

W

Belarus

Belarus

0

Israel

Israel

4

International Match 08/06/24

L

Hungary

Hungary

3

Israel

Israel

0

Euro 2024 Qualifying 21/03/24

L

Iceland

Iceland

4

Israel

Israel

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 21/11/23

W

Andorra

Andorra

0

Israel

Israel

2

Euro 2024 Qualifying 18/11/23

L

Romania

Romania

2

Israel

Israel

1

Player to watch – Dominik Szoboszlai

Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is the star name in the Hungary squad and the talented schemer will captain his nation at this summer’s Euro 2024 tournament in the summer. Szoboszlai has amassed 40 caps for Hungary, scoring 12 times along the way.

Hungary vs Israel prediction
Skipper Dominik Szoboszlai is a reliable source of goals for Hungary – Photo by Icon Sport

Szoboszlai is a potential match winner

Szoboszlai managed to rattle the net in three of Hungary’s last four games and his ability to strike the ball off either foot accurately from any distance makes him a menacing prospect for Israel on Saturday.

The 23-year-old showed flashes of quality during his maiden Premier League campaign with Liverpool in 2023/24, though he finished the season with just five goal contributions (3G, 2A) in the top flight, which is a modest return for a player of his quality.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.