Hungary vs Russia: Preview & Prediction
Guaranteed in the 2018 World Cup for hosting the competition, Russia opens on Monday, June 5, their preparation for the Confederations Cup. The tournament, which brings together continental champions, will be a test event for the World Cup and takes place in the second half of the second month of the year. The Russians will face Hungary from 3:30 p.m. (GMT) at the Groupama Arena in Budapest.
Hungary’s recent performance
The Hungarians still have a hope, albeit small, to get a place in the World Cup. With eight points (two wins, one draw and two losses), they are third in Group B behind Switzerland (15) and Portugal (12). In practice, your chances of getting one of the top two places are negligible.
Thus, coach Bernd Storck has in that friendly and even in the official matches the opportunity to try to form a base that can have more success in the qualifiers for the Eurocopa of 2020. On the 9th next, the team will face the fragile Andorra in the sixth round European qualifying round, the first of the second round.
He drew 25 players by mixing experienced athletes like Ferencvaros’ Laszlo Kleinheiler with news such as Paulo Vinicius, a naturalized Brazilian who plays for Videoton, and Vasz’s Szilverszter Hangya. The last two were summoned for the second time.
The coach is expected to give David Markvart an opportunity. Considered a revelation of Hungarian football, it has been called previously, but has not yet had the chance to act. Another rookie on the list was goalkeeper David Grof of Honved. He is not, however, an inexperienced athlete. He is 28 years old.
The complete squad list has:
Goalkeepers: Gulácsi Péter (RB Leipzig) Megyeri Balázs (Greuther Fürth) Gróf Dávid (Budapest Honvéd)
Defenders: Bese Barnabás (Le Havre) Kleisz Márk (Vasas) Lang Ádám (Dijon) Kocsis Gergő (DAC) Kádár Tamás (Dinamo Kijev) Vinicius Paulo Videoton FC Hangya Szilveszter (Vasas) Tóth Bence (Puskás Akadémia)
Socks: Nagy Ádám (Bologna) Elek Ákos (FK Almaty) Szoboszlai Dominik (RB Salzburg) Dzsudzsák Balázs (Al-Wahda) Kleinheisler László (Ferencváros) Márkvárt Dávid (Puskás Akadémia) Nagy Dominik (Legia Warszawa) Sallai Roland (Palermo) Gyurcsó Ádám (Pogon Szczesin) Kalmár Zsolt (Bröndby) Stieber Zoltán (Kaiserslautern)
Attackers: Szalai Ádám (Hoffenheim) Priskin Tamás (Slovan Bratislava) Eppel Márton (Budapest Honvéd)
The current form of Russia
Friendlies have failed to inspire confidence in Russian fans after the poor campaign at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In the last ten matches, the team was defeated in five and won only two. They have not even been failures in front-line teams. In the period, the Russian squad was beaten by Cote d’Ivoire, Qatar, Costa Rica, Wales and Slovakia.
Although friendly matches should be analyzed with caution, the sequence of poor results gives a worrying indication of the team’s participation in the Confederations Cup starting on the 17th. Members of Group A and home owners, the Russians will open the tournament Against fragile New Zealand. Its biggest challenges are the teams from Mexico and Portugal. The top two finishers advance to the semifinals.
The poor results affected coach Stanislav Cherchesov, who made a list of 30 names for Monday’s match. As he can only relate 23 to the Confederations Cup, he will have to make cuts after the two friendlies scheduled before his debut in the competition. The next will be on June 9 against Chile.
They were called for the matches:
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA), Marinato Guilherme (Lokomotiv), Andrei Lunev (Zenit), Aleksandr Belenov (Ufa).
Defender: Viktor Vasin (CSKA), Ruslan Kambolov (Rubin), Fedor Kudryashov (Rostov), Georgiy Dzhikia, Spartak Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustädter (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Andrey Semenov (Terek), Roman Shishkin .
Socks: Yury Zhirkov, Igor Smolnikov (both from Zenit), Yury Gazinsky (Krasnodar), Denis Glushakov, Dmitry Kombarov, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Samedov (both from Spartak), Mario Fernandez, Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Golovin Aleksandr Erokhin (Rostov), Aleksey Miranchuk, Dmitry Tarasov (both from Lokomotiv).
Attackers: Aleksandr Bukharov (Rostov), Artem Dziuba (Zenit), Maxim Kanunnikov (Rubin), Dmitry Poloz (Rostov), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar).
Hungary vs Russia: Betting Tips
18.11.14 FI Hungary Russia 1 : 2
03.03.10 FI Hungary Russia 1 : 1
07.09.93 WC Hungary Russia 1 : 3
27.04.93 WC Russia Hungary 3 : 0
Hungary vs Russia: Direct Matches
Russia win – Odds: 2.50
Over 2 goals – Odds: 1.65