Hungary faces a tall task when it meets defending European champion Portugal in a UEFA Euro 2020 Group F matchup on Tuesday. The Euro 2020 tournament had been postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since losing 1-0 to France in November during the UEFA Nations League, Portugal has yet to lose since, outscoring opponents 13-5. Hungary has been on a strong run as well, going 7-0-4 since October, and defeating Cyprus 1-0 and tying Republic of Ireland 0-0 earlier this month in international friendlies.
Kickoff is set for noon ET at Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary. Portugal is listed as the -245 (risk $245 to win $100) favorite on the money-line, while Hungary is +750 and a draw would return +350 in the latest Hungary vs. Portugal odds at William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Portugal vs. Hungary picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine’s Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Hungary vs. Portugal at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Portugal vs. Hungary:
- Hungary vs. Portugal spread: Portugal -1.5 (+120)
- Hungary vs. Portugal over-under: 2.5 goals
- Hungary vs. Portugal money line: Portugal -245, Hungary +750, Draw +350
- HUN: Hungary is 8-1-4 in its last 13 matches dating back to September 2020
- POR: Portugal is 4-0-2 since November 2020
Why you should back Portugal
Portugal has dominated its series with Hungary and has averaged 2.3 goals per match in the 13 head-to-head games. The Portuguese have scored three goals in three of the last four meetings, dating back to 2009. Midfielder Bruno Fernandes is among the many standout players for Portugal. Against Israel in a friendly on Wednesday, he scored twice in a 4-0 victory.
Forward Joao Felix, 21, brings speed to the Portuguese side and is known for his creative and acrobatic play. In 31 matches for La Liga club Atletico Madrid this past season, Felix scored seven goals and assisted on five others. A year earlier, Felix played in 27 matches, scoring six goals and adding one assist. Felix is also skilled at playing wing or as an attacking midfielder.
Why you should back Hungary
The Hungarians have also been on a roll, going unbeaten since a 3-2 UEFA Nations League match with Russia on Sept. 6. They have rattled off seven wins and four draws since. In Hungary’s past five matches, team captain Adam Szalai has found the back of the net twice. That included a penalty in the 13th minute against San Marino in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match on March 28.
Also powering Hungary, which finished fourth in its qualifying group for Euro 2020, is defender Willi Orban. In 29 matches with RB Leipzig, he scored four goals and added an assist. He debuted with the national team in October 2018 and a month later, scored his first international goal in a 2018-19 UEFA Nations League C match against Estonia. In June 2019, he scored twice as Hungary defeated Azerbaijan 3-1.
How to make Portugal vs. Hungary Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Hungary vs. Portugal from every possible angle. He’s leaning under on the goal total (2.5), and he has locked in two best bets, including one that returns more than 2-1. He’s only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins Hungary vs. Portugal in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Portugal vs. Hungary, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.