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Preview- Iceland v Hungary

Preview- Iceland v Hungary


After strong performances in their first Group F games, both Iceland and Hungary will be full of confidence when they meet in Marseille on Saturday.

Iceland were in stunning form during their qualifying campaign as they qualified for their first European Championships this summer.

Their hard-working approach ensured their place in the tournament but Iceland’s form in the last eight months had plenty of their fans worried. They lost their last three games of 2015, before losing another four at the start of this year.

With Portugal first up, they were expected to struggle but Lars Lagerback’s men fought hard to earn a 1-1 draw.

Nani’s first-half goal was cancelled out by a superb team goal and Iceland held on to shock Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

Ronaldo’s post-match comments will have also fired them up but they face a battle after Hungary shocked Austria in their opening game.

Goals from Adam Szalai and Zoltan Stieber eventually saw them move to the top of the group and a strong result this weekend could see them qualify for the knockout rounds.

Hungary have only lost three of their last 15 matches but they do come into the game with a number of injury worries.

Gergo Lovrencsics looks set to miss the game with a knee injury and Attila Fiola is a doubt ahead of kick-off, while Iceland have no fitness woes.

Bernd Storck’s men have the advantage in the head-to-head battle after winning seven of their last 10 games against Iceland.

With so little separating the two sides, the draw looks a safe bet at the odds of 2/1, while a high scoring affair is not expected.

Hungary have only conceded four goals in their last games and under 1.5 goals at odds of 29/20 certainly catches the eye ahead of this Group F clash.


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