The Hungarians are the biggest disappointment of this group. When the draw was made, Hungary was expected to compete with Portugal and Switzerland.
But soon it was evident that the Hungarians didn’t have enough quality to keep up with those two teams, and they were left behind.
After a good performance at EURO 2016, where they showed good signs, they aren’t nearly as good here, on this qualification stage.
Their last match was a 1-0 loss in… Andorra! They can still mathematically reach the 1st or 2nd place, but that’s something nearly impossible to happen.
They would have to win every match left and hope for their opponents to slip up. Anyway, this Hungary has enough quality to bother the other teams, even more because they will still face Portugal and Switzerland too.
Latvia are a weak National team, very limited. Their defensive process improved slightly, but in general they are weak and they would never threaten Portugal, Switzerland and even Hungary, if the Hungarians were doing well.
Latvian football is almost amateur and this team lacks quality. They sit in last place, with only 3 points, which is a good representation of the team’s level, since they were overlapped even by Andorra.
Latvia doesn’t aspire anything in this match and I predict them to present themselves sitting back, trying to get a point away from home. However, that will be hard, considering the way they’ve been playing lately.
Still, this is a good chance for the players to show their abilities on this trip and then on their home match against Switzerland.
Hungary vs Latvia Betting Tip and Prediction:
Hungary, even not being in great shape, should win this match by more than a 1-goal margin.
They are a stronger team, and if they play with a good dynamic and take over the match as it is expected, the victory shouldn’t escape them, and they should score, at least, 2 goals.
They might struggle a bit to score the 1st goal, but once they do, things become simpler afterwards, with more space to play due to Latvia’s advance on the pitch.
Hungary must give a positive reply after the embarrassing loss 1-0 in Andorra.
I expect a Hungarian victory here, with some goals from the hosts.
|Hungria AH -1||