Hungary vs Slovakia will have a dramatic impact on how the group shapes up. Hungary and Croatia are tied atop the group with 9 points each. Slovakia are breathing down their necks with 6 points. If Hungary can win this match they can prove they are the real deal and ease the pressure that Croatia has applied. Slovakia are coming off a humbling loss to Croatia. They suffered defeat at home by a score of 4-0. Slovakia may find it difficult to bounce back after such a drastic loss. Hungary vs Slovakia will have a lot of bearing on the group’s final result.
Hungary vs Slovakia Prediction & Match Preview
Monday, September 9 – 14:45 EST – Groupama Arena
This is a statement game for Hungary. They can prove that their performances are no fluke. Hungary have the advantage on Croatia in Group E due to their head-to-head record, however there are two teams beneath them who are applying tons of pressure. It is likely that Croatia finish as group leaders, which leaves three teams closely vying for that second qualifying spot. One of them being Slovakia which adds extra pressure to this game. Let us not forget Wales who after Croatia have the most talented squad in the group. The Hungarian footballers are quite diverse and many play their league football across a variety of countries.
Slovakia are no longer ahead of Croatia in Group E standings. They have fallen to third. Croatia secured a win against them on Friday and they did so in comfortable fashion. Slovakia know how important this match is with so many teams competing for that second qualifying spot. Slovakia have been the only team to secure victory over group leaders Hungary. They will look to do so a second time on Monday. The two experienced individuals tasked with leading the team are Marek Hamsik and Milan Skriniar. Hamsik’s leadership and skill in the midfield is invaluable to this team. Furthermore, Skriniar is the man with the most raw quality on the squad. He has been excellent for Inter Milan in recent times. We are expecting an even encounter between the two teams, but we think Hungary will have the edge with the home advantage.
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