Austria face Hungary in the Euro 2016 Group F starter on Tuesday night at Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux.
Match: Austria Vs Hungary (European Championship, Group stage)
Date and Time: Friday, June 14, 2016; 9:30 (IST Time)
Venue: France, Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
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Knowing that Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are in the same group, both side will be looking to claim for second place when they face each other for the first time since 2006. Austria are entering the competition for the second time, their only previous appearances was as co-hosts in 2008. Meanwhile Hungary will make their appearance after 54 years, their last entrance in the Euro tournament was in 1972.
The match will see Hungary Goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly to make history as the legendary shot-stopper will become the oldest ever player to play at European Championship at 40 years old and 75 days, surpassing Germany Lothar Matthaus previous record of 39 years and 91 days
Austria Vs Hungary Form Comparison
Austria come to this tournament being a team unbeaten in qualifying campaign, they won 9 match and drew one and has been tipped as one of the surprising package in this tournament. Meanwhile Hungary also showed great character during their time at European qualification, they won 6 matches, drew 3 and lost 1 in 10 qualification matches. But their recent forms has been slightly shaky as they haven’t won a single game in 3 outings in Friendly matches.
Austria Vs Hungary Team News
Leicester City player Christian Fuchs will captain Austria while Stoke City’s Marco Arnautovic and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will be the crucial players for Austria. The major concern for manager Marcel Koller is over striker Marc Janko who was their top scorer in European qualification with 7 goals, but he is likely to be fit after recovering from neck injury.
Meanwhile Hungary will be without Krisztian Nemeth as the forward picked up muscle injury which could see him settle for a place on the bench.
Austria starting XI: Almer, Suttner, Wimmer, Pordl, Fuchs, Baumgartlinger, Junuzovic, Sabitzer, Alaba, Arnautovic, Janko
Hungary starting XI: Kiraly, Fiola, Lang, Guzmics, Kadar, Nagy, Pinter, Kleinheisler, Lovrencsis, Priskin, Dzsudzsak
Austria Vs Hungary Head to Head stats
In their last three meetings Hungary are unbeaten with 2 wins and 1 draws, their encounter in major tournament was in 1934 World Cup where Austria won 2–1 in quarter finals.
Austria Vs Hungary prediction:
It will be sure a tight match but we expect Austria to win this match in a tight margin.
Final prediction: Austria 1–0 Hungary