Hungary vs France UEFA Euro LIVE Football Score 19 June 2021
Tournament favorite France will try to roll into the knockout round on Saturday when it faces Hungary in a 2020 UEFA European Championship group-stage match in Budapest. The reigning World Cup champions knocked off Germany 1-0 in the
opener and have looked as dominant as ever. The French play solid defense and have a devastating counter-attack featuring Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema that will be tough for Hungary to contain. The Hungarians helped revolutionize the sport in the 1950s, but the squad has struggled since the mid-1980s. Now ranked 37th in the world, Hungary lost 3-0 to Portugal on Tuesday.
Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. ET at Puskas Arena, Hungary’s national stadium. France is the -333 favorite (risk $333 to win $100) in the latest Hungary vs. France odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any France vs. Hungary picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine’s Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He’s having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating over $500 in profit for $100 bettors through Wednesday’s action. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Hungary vs. France at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for France vs. Hungary:
Why you should back France
Les Bleus are now the +333 favorite at William Hill to win Euro 2020, well ahead of England and Italy at +550. Benzema and Mbappe are among the world’s best players and team with Antoine Griezmann in a devastating attack. Mbappe led France’s Ligue 1 with 27 goals, while Benzema was second in Spain’s La Liga with 23.
The attack also can get a boost from Olivier Giroud, who is at his best in big games. He had six goals in eight matches on the way to the Champions League title with Chelsea. The 34-year-old is the national team’s second-leading goal scorer in its history, having found the back of the net 46 times for Les Bleus. The French are likely to control the ball for long stretches against a team that yielded 70-percent possession against Portugal. France is 7-1-0 in its last eight games, posting six clean sheets and beating quality teams like Germany, Portugal and Wales. France has beaten Hungary five straight times (dating back to 1978).
Why you should back Hungary
The Hungarians were unbeaten in 11 games (7-0-4) before the setback to Portugal. Hungary scored multiple goals six times in those 11 matches and kept five clean sheets. They proved to be a tough out for most of that match, holding Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. off the score sheet for the first 84 minutes. They also have the backing of the home crowd and are a solid team that happened to be drawn into the tournament’s “Group of Death.”
Hungary is led up front by Roland Sallai and captain Adam Szalai. The 24-year-old Sallai has 12 goals in three seasons with Freiburg, and Szalai has 52 in 12 seasons in the Bundesliga. Adam Nagy, making his 50th appearance with Hungary at age 26, will man the middle of the attack in place of the injured Dominik Szoboszlai. Defender Willi Orban can make a difference on either end, and he has five goals in 20 appearances with the national team. Veteran goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has had double-digit clean sheets in three straight seasons in the Bundesliga.
France must decide whether to start Benjamin Pavard following his collision with Robin Gosens in the win over Germany. Pavard later said he was “a little knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds” but he went on to play 90 minutes.
Hungary midfielder Daniel Gazdag has withdrawn from the squad after missing the opening defeat to Portugal with a knee injury. Willi Orban and Loic Nego are one booking from suspension.
- France have won both of their games against Hungary at a major tournament. They triumphed in the group stages of the World Cup in 1978 (3-1) and 1986 (3-0).
- They have triumphed in the last five meetings, scoring 12 goals and conceding three. France had only won three of their previous 17 games against Hungary (D2, L12).
- France have won just once in eight meetings on Hungarian soil (D1, L6) – a 3-1 victory in Budapest in 1990, which included a brace from Eric Cantona.
- Hungary’s defeat by Portugal ended their 11-game unbeaten run.
- They last lost their opening two matches at a major tournament at the 1978 World Cup.
- The only previous time they have done so at the Euros was in 1972, when they lost the semi-final and third-place play-off.
- Hungary are winless in their last four games at the Euros (D2, L2), conceding at least three goals in their last three matches.
- Hungary midfielder Loic Nego was born in France and won the 2010 Under-19 European Championship on home soil alongside Antoine Griezmann.
- France have won their last five matches in all competitions, without conceding a single goal.
- They haven’t won six games in a row since June 2016, when the final two games in the run were their opening two matches of Euro 2016.
- They last kept six successive clean sheets between March and September 2007 under Raymond Domenech.