Both teams to score prediction for Croatia vs Hungary
Croatia face Hungary in the EC Qualification Round 7 game. The match will be played this Thursday, October 10 from 7:45 pm UK at Stadion Poljud.
Croatia are the leader in Group E and after 5 games they have accumulated an asset of 10 points but in no way can they feel comfortable ranking in one of the first two places in the group because their forthcoming rival Hungary is only a point behind them and Slovakia also lag behind only one point of them. Wales are 4 points behind them but they are a bit smaller. The only defeat since the start of the qualifiers was in the second round in the away game of Hungary 2-1, and to all of them they lost points in their last match in visiting Azerbaijan in a 1-1 draw with Luka Modrić taking the lead after a penalty shootout in the 11th minute but Təmkin Xəlilzadə equalized in the 72nd minute. Following this loss of points against a team that has not yet won any, they have definitely tied the battle even further and will have to work hard until the end if they want to play in the European Championships next year.
Hungary have 9 points after 3 wins and 2 losses, with both defeats coming from Slovakia – 2-0 away and 1-2 at home in their last group match. Between these duels they defeated their upcoming rival with Groupama Aréna 2-1 in Budapest, falling behind in the goal after Ante Rebić, but thanks to hits by Ádám Szalai and Máté Pátkai, they succeeded. They also beat Azerbaijan 3:1 in their away game and at home they managed 1-0 with Wales.
The hosts are favorites to win, but we should not forget that Hungary beat them in the first match between the two teams and they certainly will not travel Split with the thought of defeat. I expect a tough match for Croatia, not excluding them to win, but I think the guests will score at least one goal and bet on the both teams to score option.
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