Portugal will be looking for a new success at Euro 2020, as the players of coach Fernando Carlos come out in their first match of the tournament against Hungary in Budapest.
Portugal’s team accepts a serious challenge in Group F, as in addition to Hungary, they will meet France and Germany, which is perhaps the strongest of all drawn in the draw. The current winner of Euro 2016 will have a match with France on June 19, and then with France on June 23, so here the victory is mandatory for them if they want to secure the best possible position in the group. Every mistake will cost points, and they are very valuable considering the other contenders in the tournament. However, Portugal is showing a very good game at the moment, and Cristiano Ronaldo will once again be at the heart of the team’s attack. His presence will give additional confidence to the other players, and the fact that they are the current champion will contribute to the team’s self-confidence. I expect great football from Portugal and I think they will show that it was no accident that they eliminated France in the Final in 2016.
Hungary, for its part, is also successful, but not as successful as its rival. The team ranked 3rd at the European Championships in 1964 and finished 4th in 1972, but then did not have the opportunity to lead the standings. By no means, however, should we underestimate Hungary, and even though they are in such a difficult group, it is possible to surprise each of the teams. Coach Marco Rossi’s players have not lost in their last 11 matches, and against San Marino and Andorra, they have recorded impressive victories, although these teams are not in the class of Portugal, it is still clear that Hungary is developing the team and is in form, and will try to perform at a level against the current champion of the European Championship.
Prediction – away win – 1.408 from 22bet