Tip Croatia - Hungary
Hungary started the qualifiers well and even beat Croatia along the way, but home and away losses to Slovakia, and faced with a trip to Croatia doesn’t make their prospects very interesting. Earlier, Hungary had also lost to Montenegro in a friendly match, which makes it three straight matches that they have failed to score more than a goal in three straight matches. They have however scored in each of the last five matches and four of them have ended in over 2.5 goals. Croatia on their part, have registered rather surprising results in recent times, right ahead of this game, they played to a 1 – 1 draw with a lowly Azerbaijan, and that coming at a time the 2018 World Cup finalists had just lost to Tunisia in a friendly match, and Hungary earlier, points to a vulnerable side. Croatia have not fully recovered from their splendid show at the World Cup, which ended on a low, in the loss to France; they were at some pointed whacked 6 – 0 by Spain in the Nations League and 13 games after the World Cup loss, they have managed just five wins. In the last nine matches, Croatia have one clean sheet in their last nine matches and they have played 33 Euro Championships qualifiers at home, losing none.
As for Hungary, in their last 21 Euro Championships qualifiers, they have lost just four; in the last seven they have won five, among them against Croatia. This means they will not be easy to handle for the Croats, but they have just one clean sheet in the last six qualifiers and away from home in the same qualifiers, they have two wins in the last five. These two nations have met eight times before and Croatia have picked three wins, and Hungary one. In each of the last three meetings, both sides have scored but only two of the last six meetings have yielded over 2.5 goals.
Key points Croatia - Hungary
Hungary have lost just four of their last 21 Euro Cup qualifiers.
Croatia have not lost a Euro Cup qualifier at home in 33.
Four of the last six meetings between the two nations have yielded under 2.5 goals.
Conclusion Croatia - Hungary
Croatia are playing at home, where they have a very good run in the Euro qualifiers especially and having lost to Hungary in the first leg, they will be keen on avenging that as well as extending their leadership of the log. We don’t expect Hungary to give in easily but Croatia have the better chance for a win here.
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Croatia Hungary Prediction published on October 7, 2019