Wales vs Hungary betting tips: UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier match preview & predictions

Wales vs Hungary prediction: Wales 2-1 Hungary

An absolutely huge night at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The winner qualifies for the Euros with the loser missing out.

To add to the drama, a draw would, in all likelihood, see both nations miss out on a top two spot.

It is impossible to oversell the importance of this one from the Welsh capital.

Highlights of Hungary 1-0 Wales

Highlights of Azerbaijan 0-2 Wales

Wales vs Hungary: Who will win?

Hosts Wales are favourites to win this one, odds on at 8/11.

Hungary are 4/1 to get the win they need to qualify.

A draw, which would be disastrous for both teams, is 5/2.

Over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Both teams to score is evens.

Wales to win and both teams to score is 3/1.

Gareth Bale: Wales' all-time top goal scorer

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 02: Gareth Bale of Wales shoots during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale is Wales’ leading goalscorer of all time. The Real Madrid man is 11/4 to break the deadlock and 23/20 to score yet another, potentially, crucial goal.

Kieffer Moore meanwhile has emerged as a major goal threat. He is 9/2 to score first and 2/1 to score again.

Ádám Szalai is likely to lead the line for the away side. He is 15/2 to score first and 10/3 to net anytime.

Balázs Dzsudzsák is Hungary’s captain and talisman. He is 11/1 to score first and 9/2 to add to his international tally.

Both Dan James and Bale to score is 15/2.

Both Aaron Ramsey and Bale to score is 8/1.

Both Szalai and Dzsudzsák to score is 25/1.

Both Gergő Lovrencsics and Roland Sallai to score is 85/1.

Wales vs Hungary: Match preview

DUBLIN, IRELAND – OCTOBER 16: Harry Wilson of Wales celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on October 16, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Despite some disappointing moments in this campaign, Wales’ destiny is in their own hands.

Last month, they faced two must-not lose games and that’s what they did, if only just.

First, despite taking the lead through Kieffer Moore, they could only draw 1-1 at Štadión Antona Malatinského with Slovakia.

Then, three days later, a lovely finish by Gareth Bale helped them to a 1-1 home draw with World Cup runners-up Croatia.

That meant the equation for their final double-header was simple.

If the Dragons won the final two matches they’d qualify and if they failed to do so they’d miss out.

The first of those was about as far from home as Wales can get in European football as they travelled to Baku to take on Azerbaijan.

Many were worried that could prove to be a very challenging fixture but they made light-work of the group’s bottom side.

That man Moore again opened the scoring with another header after just ten minutes.

Then, before half time, Dan James’ rasping shot hit the bar and then the post but Harry Wilson was there to nod home from all of one yard.

The home side then hardly threatened in the second half so 2-0 it finished.

Job done in part one.

So, if Wales win here they will qualify for back to back European Championships.

Will it be a night of celebration at the Cardiff City Stadium?

Can Hungary pip Wales to qualification?

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ROME, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of UEFA Euro Trophy in the Stadio Olinpico during the UEFA Euro Roma 2020 Official Logo unveiling at Palazzo delle Armi on September 22, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

As for Hungary, despite the fact they’re in really poor form, they are also on the brink of qualification.

Marco Rossi’s side won their last game 1-0 at home to Azerbaijan; Mihály Korhut with the only goal.

That win though ended a run of two straight defeats, at home to Slovakia and in Croatia.

Nevertheless, their really bright start means they are in second position.

Hungary did lose their first game of the campaign, 2-0 in Slovakia.

But that was followed by three straight wins.

They stunned everybody by coming from behind to beat Croatia 2-1 at home before easily winning 3-1 in Baku.

Then, in June, Máté Pátkai’s late goal saw them beat Wales 1-0 at Groupama Aréna in the reverse fixture.

That was the first time since 2011 that they’d won thee consecutive competitive matches.

Next summer, Budapest will part-host Euro 2020.

The brand new Puskás Aréna is a host venue and they opened the stadium with a 2-1 friendly defeat to Uruguay on Friday night.

Thus, they are even more determined than ever to qualify for a major tournament.

So, these are the permutations.

Croatia have won Group E leaving just one place for three teams.

In the other game in the group on matchday ten, Slovakia host Azerbaijan and the assumption is that they will win that game.

If Wales win, they will qualify regardless of the other result.

If Hungary win, they will qualify regardless of the other result.

If this clash in Cardiff is a draw and Slovakia do win, Wales and Hungary will miss out with Slovakia stealing second spot.

The two teams who do miss out will be in the play-off but all three are desperate to do it automatically.

This game is massive.

Wales team news vs Hungary

DUBLIN, IRELAND – OCTOBER 16: Ryan Giggs, Manager of Wales looks on during the national anthem with his team during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on October 16, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

On Saturday in Baku, everything went to plan for Ryan Giggs who has, almost, a fully fit squad to choose from.

Wayne Hennessey will win his 89th cap in goal; only Chris Gunter and Neville Southall has made more appearances for Wales.

In defence, Connor Roberts will continue at right-back ahead of the afore mentioned Gunter.

On the other side, given that Neil Taylor is injured, it’ll definately be Ben Davies again.

At centre-back Joe Rodon is injured and he would start if available.

So, Tom Lockyer is likely to partner Chris Mepham with the vastly experienced Ashley Williams left out.

Ahead of them, despite the fact he’s been struggling for minutes at RB Leipzig, 19 year old Ethan Ampadu remains undroppable for his nation.

Alongside him, Joe Allen is back after serving a one-match suspension at the weekend.

Having him back is a major boost; Joe Morrell will drop out for Allen.

Further forward, after playing half an hour in Baku, Aaron Ramsey is likely to start.

That was his first Wales appearance of 2019 due to injury.

Gareth Bale and Dan James will make up the attacking trio so, despite scoring on Saturday, Harry Wilson is expected to drop out.

Up front, Wigan Athletic’s Kieffer Moore has made himself undroppable with crucial goals in Slovakia last month and Azerbaijan last weekend.

Wales need a hero, could it be him?

Will this side lead Wales back to a second successive European Championships?

Hungary team news vs Wales

NEWPORT, WALES – SEPTEMBER 30: General view as heavy rain falls during the Guinness PRO14 match between Dragons and Southern Kings at Rodney Parade on September 30, 2017 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

As for Hungary, they were in friendly action on Friday so named a mix-and-match XI on Friday.

But, of course, all of Marco Rossi’s big-hitters will be back in for this one.

That includes RB Leipzig goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi who will win his 31st cap.

Ahead of him is likely to be a 4-2-3-1, not the back three they used earlier in the qualification campaign.

Defenders Willi Orbán and Tamás Kádár are both injured.

So, Gergő Lovrencsics will be at right-back with Ádám Lang and Botond Baráth the two centre-backs.

Left-back Mihály Korhut is suspended so Zsolt Nagy will win just his second cap deputising.

In midfield, they’re missing László Kleinheisler and Zsolt Kalmár.

Máté Vida and one of their star-men, Dominik Szoboszlai, will anchor the midfield.

Ahead of them will be captain Balázs Dzsudzsák.

Despite the fact he plays for Al-Ittihad Kalba in the UAE Pro League these days, the captain remains their talisman.

István Kovács and Roland Sallai will make up the attacking trio.

Ádám Szalai will lead the line.

Three years ago he scored the goal which took them through to the round of 16 of Euro 2016.

Can he fire Hungary to their 13th major tournament but just second since 1982?

Predicted Wales line-up vs Hungary

Predicted Wales line-up vs Hungary

Predicted Wales line-up vs Hungary.

Predicted Hungary line-up vs Wales

Predicted Hungary line-up vs Wales

Predicted Hungary line-up vs Wales.

Highlights of Wales 1-1 Croatia

Highlights of Wales 2-1 Azerbaijan

Highlights of Wales 1-0 Slovakia

Highlights of Slovakia 1-1 Wales

Highlights of Croatia 2-1 Wales

The latest tweets from Wales pre Hungary

The latest tweets from Hungary pre Wales

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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