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Northern Ireland vs Hungary: Our top betting tips
It's been a while since these two faced one another with their last meeting coming back in 2015. On that day, the two couldn't be separated. Will we see a winner this time round? Find out with our Northern Ireland vs Hungary match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Northern Ireland to win
Hungary have not enjoyed the best form in recent months; they are coming off a loss, and they've won just two of their last 12 games across all competitions. It's important to point out that most of Hungary's wins were at home; they've mostly struggled away from home. On the other hand, we have a Northern Ireland side that's unbeaten in three games. Northern Ireland lost three of their last 11 games, and those three losses were on the road; they have no losses in their last five home games. As a matter of fact, Northern Ireland did not concede a single goal in their last five home games; all things considered, we're leaning towards Northern Ireland for the win.
A low scoring match
We've mentioned that Northern Ireland did not concede in their last five home games; we would also like to point out that their games have mostly been on the low-scoring side. Five of Northern Ireland's last seven games went below the 2.5 goal margin, with four of those games going under 1.5. In like manner, Hungary have had their fair share of low-scoring games; as three of their last five games went under 2.5. With all this in mind, we shouldn't expect a lot of goals in this match.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Northern Ireland vs Hungary
Northern Ireland vs Hungary: Let's look at the predicted lineups
Northern Ireland just about managed to see off Luxembourg last time out whilst Hungary suffered a bitter blow to Serbia. Will it be Northern Ireland's night or will Hungary bounce back from defeat to get a win?
Northern Ireland Predicted Lineup
Northern Ireland have enjoyed some good form recently; they are coming off a 3:1 win at Luxembourg, and are unbeaten in their last three games. Ian Baraclough's men will face Hungary in a friendly match on Tuesday; they'll hope to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
Predicted lineup – Hazard, Cathcart, Evans, Flanagan, Ferguson, Saville, Thompson, Evans, Dallas, Magennis, Lavery
Hungary Predicted Lineup
Hungary have had some mixed results lately; they have two wins, a draw and two losses in their last five games in all competitions. Marco Rossi's men are coming off a 1:0 loss against Serbia; they'll look to bounce back from that loss as they visit Northern Ireland.
Predicted lineup – Gulacsi, Botka, Lang, Fiola, Nego, Nagy, Schafer, Nagy, Sallai, Szoboszlai, Szalai
A quickfire FAQ on Northern Ireland vs Hungary
- Where can you watch the game? – Sky Sports Mix
- What was the score last time these two played? 1-1
- What time does the match kick off? 19:45 GMT