Germany vs. Hungary – European Championship, June 23, 2021
Hungary may be the rank outsiders in Group F, but, thanks to a heroic performance against France in Budapest at the weekend, it now finds itself with a chance of qualifying from what was dubbed the Group of Death when the draw was made.
Germany surprised everyone by coming back from an opening game defeat to France to overwhelm Portugal. Now it looks like Joachim Low could have another chance to add to his lengthy honors list in his last tournament as head coach.
Read on to find out how I think this one will go, and for my Germany vs. Hungary betting pick.
Germany vs. Hungary Latest Odds
Hungary stunned France on Saturday and won an invaluable point in front of a partisan and raucous home crowd. But MyBookie is not convinced that the Magnificent Magyars will be able to repeat that performance in Munich on Wednesday.
Germany looked much better in its second game and will know that a win here could see it top the group with France and Portugal battling it out in the other game.
Can Germany Win Again?
There is an old soccer saying that you should never write off Germany. Over the years, it has won World Cups and European Championships and always seemed in control. But in recent years, Joachim Low has introduced a far more cavalier approach – and it hasn’t always worked.
Germany crashed out of World Cup 2018 and had already been thrashed by Spain and beaten by North Macedonia before turning up for Euro 2020.
Atalanta’s Robin Gosens provided much of the spark in that game and will relish the chance to run at the Hungary defenders in front of a German crowd. His enterprise certainly did the trick against Portugal – and if he can supply the likes of Kai Havertz here, it will leave France and Portugal sweating it out in the other game.
How Can Hungary Progress at Euro 2020?
Hungary has already exceeded most expectations at this tournament. Drawn in a group with Portugal, France, and Germany, there were not many that gave it a chance to score a goal – let alone pick up any points.
But, with a home crowd fervently behind it, Hungary scared France before taking just a point in its second game. Even the 3-0 scoreline in the defeat to Portugal flatters Ronaldo’s side. It was only when Hungary tired right at the end that Portugal was able to run up the goal count.
But qualification for the round of 16 is going to be a tough ask. A draw in Munich will not be enough, and the players will need to give everything they’ve got without the backing of thousands of fans.
My Betting Pick for Germany vs. Hungary
Germany to Win-588
If this game weren’t being played in Munich, I would seriously think about the draw here. If it was set to be played in front of 55,000 noisy Hungarian fans in the Puskas Arena in Budapest, I might even be tempted by a Hungary win. But with Euro 2020 scheduling helping the German cause in the final group game, I can’t see anything but a win for Die Mannschaft.
There is a strange nervousness about Low – if not the actual players on the pitch. If Hungary can keep tight in the early stages, a renewed sense of worry might appear. But I think Germany will win this one and go through as runners-up, thanks to a win either way in the other group fixture.