Betting tip EURO 2016: Iceland - Hungary

Saturday, 18.06.2016 at 18:00 o’clock (CET)

Duel of the outsiders

At the first match of the second day of play at the group F two countries will meet each other from whom nobody would have thought that they would participate at the EURO 2016. However Iceland and Hungary made it to France. While the team from north Europe have directly qualified themselves, Hungary had to go to the playoffs. Kick-off on the 18th of June is at 6 p.m..

Current performance of Iceland

Exactly like their rival Hungary, Iceland has also only outsider chances for reaching the eighth finals at the EURO 2016. Although the team of Lars Lagerbäck has more chances to get to the best 16 teams than the team of the German trainer Bernd Storck. A reason for that is the development that has made Iceland in the last time. At the world ranking they are currently on the 37th position. However the last five matches all have been won by Hungary. The last time they have met was in August 2011 and they have clearly suffered a defeat with a score of 0:4. Since then a lot has changed, now they have gained a lot of quality. The central field is the heart of the team from Lars Lagerbäck there Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) are leading it. Some interesting young players are also Sverrir Ingi Ingason (KRC Lokeren), Hördur Magnusson (AC Cesena) and Hjörtur Hermannsson (PSV Eindhoven) but they still have to wait in line. Before they travelled to France they have beaten Liechtenstein with a score of 4:0 at the test match. Before they have lost six matches.

Current performance of Hungary

A lean period is finally over. They finally participate at a big competition again since the world championship in 1986. Trainer Bern Storck builds on experienced and routine players at the EURO 2016. On closer examination Hungary has qualified for the EURO because their group hasn’t been one of the strongest and their playoff rival Norway is also not one of the strongest teams. Nonetheless Hungary may surprise at some matches. They are nearly on eye level with Iceland and also at the first match against Austria they are not chanceless even when they are the outsiders at both matches. At the squad of Hungary there is no player that also plays in one of the top leagues in Europe. The last test match before the EURO has been lost against Germany with a score of 0:2. At the match against the Ivory Coast the audience didn’t get to see one goal in the whole match, the match against Croatia ended also in a drawn but ended with a score of 1:1. Especially the defence was strong this could also lead to success at the EURO matches. They count on Adam Szalai to score goals. Unfortunately he recently has been relegated to the second German league with his team Hannover 96.

Betting tip for this match

Iceland is in a better shape at the moment and also the qualification has been mastered more sovereign by Iceland. However if they lose the match against Portugal at the first round they stand under a big pressure for the second round. Hungary on the other side does have realistic chances to win a point against Austria. The Storck eleven probable will not manage this against Iceland. That’s why our tip is: tip 1.

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