Hungary vs Portugal Euro 2016 Soccer Betting Lines
It has to be said that the new European Championships format favors the teams that play later in the group stages. With 24 teams now playing instead of 16, there are 4 knockout round spots open for the best 3 rd place finishers in the group stages. With a number of groups now already done, the teams that play later know exactly what they have to aim for in order to stay in the tournament and move on. Group F is totally wide open at the moment, and any of the 4 teams in there could still conceivably move on. Surprisingly enough, it is Hungary who look the most likely to enter the round of 16 at this point, but they have difficult final group game against Portugal to look forward to before they find out if their advancement is assured. Portugal need a win in this one, as a loss would almost certainly see them eliminated from the tournament. It’s all to play for in this one, and I imagine the live odds will show Portugal as a very slight favorite here.
Brief Analysis on the Hungary vs Portugal Euro 2016 Soccer Betting Lines & Game Info
Why bet on Portugal?
It has been the same old major tournament story for Portugal at Euro 2016. This is a team that has long been loaded with talent, but which somehow cannot seem to put it all together when it matters. They looked to be cruising against Iceland in their opening game, but somehow managed to only walk away with a 1-1 tie. Things got even worse against Austria, as Cristiano Ronaldo squandered chance after chance, including one from to the penalty spot, which resulted in the game ending in a 0-0 tie. The pressure is very squarely on the shoulders of Portugal, and especially on Ronaldo, who is always expected to be the man to carry this team along.
Why bet on Hungary?
I don’t see Hungary going all out to try and win this one, as they can win this group by taking a single point. They got there by taking out Austria 2-0 in their opening game, and then scoring very late to salvage a tie against a very surprising Iceland team. If I am being totally honest here, Hungary re probably the least attractive of the group leaders at the moment. They have not been particularly exciting to watch, but have been well organized defensively. The only goal given up so far actually came from the penalty spot versus Iceland. They are going to have to be very tight at the back if they are to hold off a desperate Portugal squad.
Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
I always take a look at the odds on my mobile sportsbook to decide which way I should go with my wagers. Chances are that we are going to get Portugal at a pretty good price here, and I believe they are a solid bet. Ronaldo will take this game by the horns and help Portugal get the win they so desperately need.
Hungary 0 Portugal 2