Germany vs Hungary Preview: Die Mannschaft Sets The Stage For Early Qualification From The Group

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
17 June 2024, 15:32

Germany vs Hungary

Germany is set to face Hungary in their second group stage match of UEFA Euro 2024 at the MHP Arena in Stuttgart. Germany, being a strong favourite as per Germany vs Hungary odds, enters the match with high confidence after a dominant 5-1 victory over Scotland in their opening game, showcasing their attacking prowess and solid team coordination. Hungary, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Switzerland, making this match a must-win to keep their tournament hopes alive. The match is expected to draw significant attention, with German fans hoping their team can replicate the success of their opening game, while Hungarian supporters will be eager to see their team put up a strong fight, as they did in the last three previous encounters with die Mannschaft (1 win, 2 draws). 

Germany Team News

Germany's national team, under the guidance of coach Julian Nagelsmann, made a strong statement in their opening match by thrashing Scotland 5-1. Key players like Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala, and Florian Wirtz were instrumental in the victory, each contributing to the scoreline. Most importantly, die Mannschaft employed a traditional 4-2-3-1 formation, but with İlkay Gündoğan playing a more advanced role in midfield, reminding of his best season in Manchester City, supported by Toni Kroos and Robert Andrich in deeper positions. This tactical setup allowed Germany to dominate midfield completely. With a fully fit squad, Germany is expected to maintain their attacking trio of Musiala, Wirtz, and Havertz, aiming to secure an early qualification to the knockout stages with a win against Hungary.

Hungary Team News

Hungary, coached by Marco Rossi, had a challenging start to their Euro 2024 campaign, suffering a 3-1 defeat to Switzerland. Despite the loss, the team showed moments of resilience and has the room for improvement of their performance amid the match against Germany. In the upcoming match, Rossi should expect more from Dominik Szoboszlai and Roland Sallai, as these two key players were not at their best in the first match. Prior to getting to the Germany vs Hungary prediction, it should be noted that the most concerning for the team is the defensive line, with Switzerland having numerous opportunities due to mistakes in the trio of Ádám Lang, Willi Orbán and Attila Szalai. Their capacity to withstand the German attack will be the key to save Hungarian hopes to get out of the group.  

Germany vs Hungary Prediction

Germany Handicap -1.5

Germany showed an almost brilliant display in the first match, and if not for a hilarious own goal from Antonio Rüdiger, it could have been called a perfect match. Hungary, on the other hand, exposed their weaknesses and clumsiness of their defence. Having such players as Musiala and Wirtz, guided by the brilliant vision of Toni Kroos, it will be extremely difficult for Lang and Szalai to hold slippery German wonderkids and most likely they will not succeed. It’s been more than eight years since die Mannschaft last won Hungary and the upcoming match provides a perfect opportunity for revenge. This Germany vs Hungary tip can be picked up at 1.63 at MrPlay.

First Half Winner - Germany

With Nagelsmann’s aim of making the second halves of the matches just a formality, Hungary can become another victim of die Mannschaft. Moreover, given the traditional weak first halves of Hungary under Marco Rossi, as it was evidenced in the match against Scotland as well, the upcoming game can become another one-team show, cementing the German entry into the playoffs. This outcome can be picked up at 1.62 at MrPlay.

Florian Wirtz to Score at Any Time

Wirtz is among the best young players in the world currently and he proved it once again, scoring an opening EURO 2024 goal in style. With a total number of 20 goals and 22 assists this season, he made a serious claim to fight for the Golden Boot of the tournament. Given the weaknesses of Hungarian defence, it is Wirtz who can make the best out of it, due to his ability of squeezing through the lines using dribbling. The goal of the 21-years-old German comes at 2.82 at MrPlay.

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