Group 3 Leaders Hungary Head to Germany
Shockingly, it’s Hungary who are leading a UEFA Nations League group with Germany, Italy and England after four games. The Magyarok can further extend their lead if they can beat Germany on Friday. That’ll be a challenge, as Germany have proven to be hard to beat during Hansi Flick’s tenure as head coach. We’ll see if Hungary have a chance as we run through the UEFA Germany vs Hungary odds.
UEFA Nations League – Germany vs Hungary Game Info:
- Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
- Date & Time:
- TV: FS1
Germany and Hungary drew 1-1 in June in a match where Hungary had the better chances. Both goals were scored within the first 10 minutes and the Germans managed just one shot on target. It was the second straight draw that Hungary and Germany have played to. Although, Germany haven’t lost to Hungary in four meetings since 2010. Hungary and Germany are now first and second, respectively, in the Group 3 UEFA Nations League table.
Germany Still Unbeaten Under Flick
- UEFA Nations League Standings: 1-0-3, 2nd (Group 3)
Hansi Flick, the former Bayern Munich manager, took over national team coaching duties from Joachim Lowe in August 2021. Over a year later, he and Germany still haven’t lost a match. Now 13 games into his tenure, Die Mannschaft are 9-0-4. Germany have drawn three of their first four matches in the Nations League, which has been good enough for second place.
Flick has called up a strong squad for the matches vs Hungary and England. Marco Reus is the only notable omission, due to injury. Southampton defender Armel Bella-Kotchap received his first-ever call up but isn’t expected to play a huge part. The emergence of Nico Schlotterbeck at center back is certainly welcome and the Germans have a wealth of options. Antonio Rudiger, Matthias Ginter, Niklas Sule are all top level players.
Germany have also scored in all 13 matches Flick has been in charge for. That’s not expected to change as the UEFA Germany vs Hungary odds list the German team total at o/u 2½. In their last match, Germany decimated Italy 5-2. Timo Werner’s second half brace meant that Die Mannschaft briefly led 5-0. There’s a lot of attacking talent on this roster and Hungary could have their backs up against the wall on Friday.
Hungary are the Surprises of the Competition
- UEFA Nations League Standings: 2-1-1, 1st (Group 3)
You won’t find Hungary at the World Cup later this year, but they may just qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals. A win and an Italy loss or draw would send them to the semifinals in 2023. It’d be a great achievement for a team that hasn’t even made the World Cup since 1986. Unfortunately, there are a couple of big injuries which could make things more complicated.
Defender Zsolt Nagy scored in the 1-1 draw vs Germany and the 4-0 rout of England in June. However, he’s out with an injury for the games vs Germany and Italy. Forward Roland Sallai scored a brace vs England but he’s also out of the squad. There will certainly be opportunities for others to step up but two very difficult games await.
The UEFA Nations League betting odds don’t seem to give the Magyarok much of a chance to even score. Hungary to fail to score is priced at -140 odds even though they’ve got on the scoresheet in all four of their previous Nations League matches. They also haven’t lost ATS yet, with a 3-0-1 record. Dominik Szoboszlai and Daniel Gazdag are two key creators to watch for on Friday.
Odds & Preview
The first place team in Group 3 isn’t getting much respect in this match. UEFA Germany vs Hungary odds price visiting Hungary as +1100 underdogs. It is worth nothing that Hungary’s only two wins have come over England, who sit in last place. Hungary are 1½-goal underdogs but haven’t lost by a multi-goal margin in any of their last 12 matches.
Four of the last five internationals Germany have played finished in 1-1 draws. A draw sits at +500 odds for this match while the Germans are -400 favorites. The over/under goal total is currently set at three goals. Under three shows -135 odds despite both teams scoring more than that alone in their Matchday 4 games.
Hungary figure to rely on 34-year old Adam Szalai for scoring. He’s the player in the current squad with more than 10 international goals. Meanwhile, Germany have six players on their roster with ten or more international goals. Attacking talents like Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Timo Werner will be quite a handful to deal with. Don’t forget that Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala are also at Hansi Flick’s disposal.Follow us on Twitter