Bulgaria vs Hungary Soccer Betting Prediction – Euro 2021 playoffs
Who will advance to the playoff final?
The dream of Euro 2021 is alive! Before the game Bulgaria vs. Hungary, the odds indicate that the guests are a slight favourite. In the semi-finals of the playoff games from path A, the roles are not completely unilaterally distributed. The hosts also have a good chance if you have a good day.
The winner of this game will meet the winner of the parallel game between Iceland and Romania in the subsequent, decisive game for participation in the 2021 European Championship. In any case, there is an unpleasant opponent waiting.
Bulgaria – Statistics & current form
The Bulgarian national team fondly thinks back to the times when greats like Berbatov or Petrov ran up for the country. That’s a long way off at the moment. The team is not exactly riddled with stars but consists of relatively nameless players.
The coach has been Georgi Dermendzhiev since the end of 2019, who has not yet celebrated any major successes in his first two games in 2020. In the Nations League, Bulgaria played 1-1 against Ireland and lost to Wales 0-1.
Before the game Bulgaria vs. Hungary, the betting odds show an outsider role for Bulgaria. This is not surprising given the latest results, and the 2019 international match year was also extremely unsatisfactory.
Bulgaria wants to surprise
However, this game has not yet been decided in advance. Especially in the game against Ireland, there were a few good approaches during the last international break. The 4-2-3-1 played by the Bulgarians is at least responsible for decent compactness. However, there is little going forward.
That’s why before the game Bulgaria vs. Hungary our tip that not both teams score. Two self-scored goals in the last six games speak for themselves in this regard.
The squad doesn’t have a lot of top players. The full-backs Cicinho (right) and Nedyalkov (left) are well balanced and provide a little momentum forward. However, there are problems in the midfield. Bulgaria lacks strong players who can organize a game. With Kraev there is a playmaker type in the lineup, but he lacks the support.
The surprise should therefore succeed, especially when the defence is stable. Experience has shown that balls that are at rest can also help to achieve success.
The probable lineup of Bulgaria:
Georgie – Cicinho, Boszikov, Dimitrov, Nedyalkov – Malinov, Kostadinov – Ivanov, Kraev, Delev – Iliev
Last matches from Bulgaria:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 4
09/06 2020 Wales 1 – 0 Bulgaria
09/03 2020 Bulgaria 1 – 1 Ireland
02/26 2020 Bulgaria 0 – 1 Belarus
Euro qualification group A
11/17 2019 Bulgaria 1 – 0 Czech Republic
11/14 2019 Bulgaria 0 – 1 Paraguay
Hungary – Statistics & current form
Hungary really wants to go to the finals of the European Championship 2021! And before the game Bulgaria vs. Hungary, the odds indicate that the guests are a slight favourite.
The shape of Hungary can generally be described as quite good. In the Nations League, a surprising 1-0 victory was celebrated in Turkey, after which Russia was only narrowly beaten 3-2. Against Bulgaria, however, Hungary now threatens to play a different role.
The guests are individually equal in many positions, superior in some. Hungary has to shape the game and will not be able to rely on the hosts to offer any rooms. A game of patience is looming.
Hungary: Szoboszlai as a thinker and leader
That’s why before the game Bulgaria vs. Hungary our prediction that not both teams will score. The record of the last five games also includes parts of the international season 2019. Against Azerbaijan and Turkey they won, against Russia, Uruguay and Wales there were defeats. Only the game against Wales was very disappointing.
The focus is of course on midfielder Szoboszlai from RB Salzburg. The exceptional talent decided the game against Turkey with a sensational free-kick. Technically, Szoboszlai has almost everything in his repertoire, and his shooting technique is also outstanding. Hungary will build on him.
Otherwise, the squad is not spectacular. Gulacsi is a sure source of support in goal, Orban is a good defensive conductor, Szalai is a target player. Many strong players complete the squad. The team is unlikely to break in the longer they play. The key will be to use the ball to control play and wait for mistakes.
The probable lineup of Hungary:
Gulacsi – Fiola, Lang, Orban, Hangya – Nagy, Gazdag, Szoboszlai, Kalmar, Sallai – Szalai
Last matches from Hungary:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 3
09/06 2020 Hungary 2 – 3 Russia
09/03 2020 Turkey 0 – 1 Hungary
Euro qualification group E
11/19 2019 Wales 2 – 0 Hungary
11/15 2019 Hungary 1 – 2 Uruguay
Euro qualification group E
10/13 2019 Hungary 1 – 0 Azerbaijan
Bulgaria vs Hungary – Direct comparison / H2H balance
Both teams faced each other quite often in their history. The last game took place in 2012 when the two teams separated 1: 1. No conclusions can be drawn about today’s game. In the international match year 2005, there were two matches between the two for the last time. The game in Hungary ended 1-1, in Bulgaria, there was a 2-0 home win.
The overall balance speaks in favour of Hungary. The team celebrated 11 wins, Bulgaria won four times. And five games ended in a draw. The goal difference speaks a clear language with a total of 50:20 for Hungary, but this also includes the high phase of Hungarian football in the 1940s and 50s, including a 9-0 in August 1947.
Bulgaria vs Hungary betting odds in comparison
Betting Prediction: Bulgaria
Betting Prediction: Draw
Betting Prediction: Hungary
Bulgaria vs Hungary Soccer Betting Tips
The roles are clear. Bulgaria goes into this game with an individually inferior team and not exactly exhilarating form. Hungary, on the other hand, showed very good approaches, at least in the last few games.
The hosts, in particular, have to struggle with problems in the offensive area. There is a rare chance of scoring goals, Bulgaria hasn’t scored more than one goal for a long time.
Key facts – Bulgaria vs. Hungary tips
Bulgaria weak attacking: only two goals in six games
Victory against Turkey, narrow defeat against Russia: Hungarians are in shape
Direct comparison: Advantage Hungary
Therefore, before the game Bulgaria vs. Hungary our tip that not both teams will score. Rather, a close game is to be expected – with a narrow winner.
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ No