Neighbours Austria and Hungary will get their Euro 2016 campaigns started when they come face-to-face at Bordeaux’s Stade Matmut-Atlantique on Tuesday.
Many people’s dark horses after winning nine and drawing one of their 10 qualifiers, Marcel Koller’s men are 8/11 (1.73) favourites with Betway to live up to that billing by coming out on top here.
Meanwhile, the Nemzeti Tizenegy booked their place in a first major tournament since 1986 by overcoming Norway in the play-offs, but are 17/4 (5.25) outsiders to collect maximum points in their opener.
Bernd Storck’s side drew two of their last three friendly matches coming into the tournament, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them claiming a share of the spoils in this one.
Having scored just one goal and earning just a single point as hosts in their only previous European Championship appearance in 2008, Das Team will be eager to prove how far they have come since then in France.
With leaders such as Bayern Munich star David Alaba, Premier League champion Christian Fuchs, and the prolific Marc Janko in their squad, Keller’s team are one of the most keenly anticipated outfits in the competition, particularly given their impressive qualification record.
After scoring 22 goals and conceding just five en route to France, the Austrians will feel confident of overcoming a team that hit just 14 and conceded 10 in their 12 qualifiers – failing to win any match by more than a single goal. What’s more, spectators are unlikely to have to wait too long for the action to unfold in Bordeaux considering both teams’ recent habit of providing early goals.
With goals having been scored within 30 minutes in five of Hungary’s last seven and seven of their opponents’ previous eight, even odds (2.00) are not to be missed on the deadlock being broken before half an hour is up in this clash.
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