Scotland vs Hungary prediction, odds & betting tips – 23/06/2024

Scotland and Hungary go head-to-head in their final group game at Euro 2024 where only a win will do for either side.

Steve Clarke's side followed up their heavy defeat at the hands of hosts Germany with a point against a strong Switzerland side, while Hungary made it back-to-back defeats as they went down 2-0 against the Germans.

Even a win for either side might not be enough to send them through to the knockout stage, especially Hungary who can only finish as high as third in the table.

Scotland vs Hungary prediction: Tight and tense 90 minutes expected

Key Stats

  • Both teams have scored in each of Scotland's last three matches.
  • Hungary have only failed to score in one of their last six outings.
  • Scotland have lost three of their last six matches while Hungary have won three of their last six.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been produced in three of Hungary's last four fixtures.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Hungary the slight favourite

  • HOME: 18/11 (2.64) – 37.9%
  • DRAW: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%
  • AWAY: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Hungary are the expected winner of this game with a probability of 40%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on this pick.

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Only met twice before

With one win and one defeat apiece, nothing separates these two countries in their head-to-heads record, though, Scotland did win the pair's most recent encounter 1-0 in 2018.

International Match 27/03/18

Hungary

Hungary

0
Scotland

Scotland

1

Scotland preview: Given hope following the Switzerland result

Scotland put in a much-improved performance against Switzerland but still only managed to come away with a share of the spoils.

Steve Clarke was visibly pleased with the point his side earned to keep themselves in with a chance of progressing through to the knockout stage but knows that only a win against Hungary will do.

Predicted lineup: Gunn (GK), Hanley, Robertson, Tierney, Hendry, Ralston, McGregor, McGinn, McTominay, Gilmour & Adams

Euro 2024 23/06/24

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Hungary

Hungary

1

Scotland

Scotland

0

Euro 2024 19/06/24

D

Switzerland

Switzerland

1

Scotland

Scotland

1

Euro 2024 14/06/24

L

Germany

Germany

5

Scotland

Scotland

1

International Match 07/06/24

D

Finland

Finland

2

Scotland

Scotland

2

International Match 03/06/24

W

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

0

Scotland

Scotland

2

Hungary preview: Have it all to do in their final group game

Hungary gave it their best shot against Germany but the hosts' added quality in the final third proved defining.

Jamal Musiala, one of the players of the tournament so far, opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and Ilkay Gundogan made it 2-0 in the second half.

Marco Rossi's side have to win against Scotland and hope that is enough to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams if they are to go any further in Germany and that will mean players such as Dominik Szoboszlai upping their game.

Predicted lineup: Gulácsi (GK), Fiola, Orbán, Bolla, Dárdai, Kerkez, Sallai, Nagy, Szoboszlai, Schäfer & Varga

Euro 2024 23/06/24

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Scotland

Scotland

0

Hungary

Hungary

1

Euro 2024 19/06/24

L

Germany

Germany

2

Hungary

Hungary

0

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

Player to watch – Dominik Szoboszlai

Dominik Szoboszlai picked up an injury last season with Liverpool and never really rediscovered his form for the latter stages of the Premier League campaign.

The Hungary star has shown glimpses of his quality at Euro 2024 but his country really needs him to step up against Scotland where only a win will do.

Dominik Szoboszlai player to watch
Dominik Szoboszlai in action against Germany – Photo by Icon Sport

The former RB Leipzig man has 12 goals in 44 caps for Hungary and wares the captain's armband but the midfielder hasn't looked like scoring in Germany so far.

Will the Liverpool star shine in Hungary's final group game?

We're backing Szoboszlai to put in the kind of performance that will guide Hungary to all three points against Scotland this weekend but will it be enough to keep them in the competition?

The latest Tweets from each camp

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Hungary


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things