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Hungary v Republic of Ireland betting tips: Irish test for Magyars

| 01.06.2021

Hungary have the thankless task of facing France, Germany and Portugal at Euro 2020 so they will need a confidence-boosting win against the Republic of Ireland in their final warm-up before they start their group campaign.

The Magyars, 400/1 outsiders to win the European Championship, are the 29/20 favourites to beat the Irish in Budapest on Tuesday night ahead of their clash with defending champions Portugal on June 15.

We’ve highlighted some of the markets and odds in our Hungary v Republic of Ireland betting tips.

Match Odds

Hungary have had a decent build-up to the tournament, extending their unbeaten run to 10 games with Friday’s 1-0 victory over Cyprus.

Seven of those matches were wins, five of which produced three goals or fewer and that option is available at 21/10.

The Republic of Ireland secured their first win under manager Stephen Kenny at the 12th attempt with a 4-1 comeback victory in Andorra last week and the Irish are 21/10 to make it back-to-back successes.

Interestingly, Hungary beat Andorra by the same scoreline in a World Cup qualifier at the end of March, so we go 19/10 on a draw.

Marco Rossi’s team have been leading 1-0 at the break in their last four matches, including a 3-3 draw with Poland, and the hosts to be ahead by that scoreline after 45 minutes is 17/5 while Hungary HT/Hungary FT is priced at 16/5.

Talking Tactics

Rossi played three men at the back as usual for the win against Cyprus, although David Siger was a holding midfielder in a 3-1-4-2 formation in a slight variation on a 3-5-2.

Mainz striker Adam Szalai could get a start at the expense of Janos Hahn, who started Friday’s win, and Bristol City midfielder Adam Nagy may come into midfield having only got 10 minutes against Cyprus.

Ireland will be without skipper Seamus Coleman, who sustained a hamstring injury against Andorra, but everyone else is fit.

Kenny played a 4-2-3-1 system last week when James Collins led the line.

Goalscorer Odds

Teenager Troy Parrott scored his first international goals against Andorra and the Spurs forward is 8/1 to break the deadlock or 7/2 to score any time.

Jason Knight and substitute Daryl Horgan also registered their first goals for the Republic and are 10/1 and 13/2 to get on the scoresheet again.

Szalai and Nemanja Nikolic are the co-favourites at 5/1 to grab the game’s first goal while Roland Sallai has been among the goals lately and is 7/1 to open the scoring or 10/3 to find the net.

Match Info

Where: Ferenc Szusza Stadium, Budapest

When: 19:00, Tuesday 8th June

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner