After picking up impressive results in their respective openers, both Hungary and Iceland will have one eye on the knockout stages when they come face-to-face at the Stade Velodrome on Saturday.
Having held Portugal to a draw in their first ever game in a major competition, Iceland are 6/4 (2.50) favourites with NetBet to break another milestone by recording an historic win here.
Meanwhile, Bernd Storck’s men secured a surprise victory over Austria in their first match and are available at 39/20 (2.95) to claim a place in the last 16 by coming out on top once again.
There have been no draws in any of the last eight meetings between the teams, but you can get odds of 43/20 (3.15) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.
With around one tenth of their tiny population in attendance at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Iceland’s draw against illustrious Portuguese opposition is one of the results of Euro 2016 so far.
Having passionately cheered Lars Lagerback and Heimir Hallgrimsson’s side on even after they fell behind to Cristiano Ronaldo and Co., the loyal fanbase were duly rewarded when Birkir Bjarnason’s equaliser put their team on course for a precious point.
This never-say-die attitude has been an integral feature of the minnows’ overachievement in recent years, and is bound to serve them well when they take on a team in high spirits after their own shock victory.
Bjarnason’s goal included, Lagerback and Hallgrimsson’s team have now had the final say by scoring the final goal in each of their last five matches, and look well worth backing at even odds (2.00) to do so once more against the Nemzeti Tizenegy.
That bet looks particularly enticing considering Hungary have only scored six goals in their last six matches, compared to their opponents’ 10 in the previous four.
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