Hungary and Slovakia face at Groupama Arena, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.
Hungary VS Slovakia
09 September 2019 – 19:45
Qualifying Round – Group E – Round 6
09 Sep – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Hungary
The home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate round, they have won an away match against Azerbaijan by (1‑3). In the last round, they have won a home match against Wales by (1‑0). This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 9 wins and 6 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they got an away loss against Montenegro by (2‑1). In the last 10 home matches Hungary has won 7 and lost 3. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 8 of their 15 matches, and have only turned the score around in 1. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (0’‑15′).
The hungarians are still fighting directly for a place in the Euro and they know that if they win, they will take a big step towards their goal. This means they’re going to the field to win and if they show off their best football they can make that happen. So they come to this game focused and determined to add the three points as they have goals to fulfill. In the other games that will be ahead it is extremely important that they get consistent. In this match the best players available will be on the field.
Analysis of Slovakia
The away team is currently in the 3rd position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate round, they have won an away match against Azerbaijan by (1‑5). In the last round, they have lost a home match against Croatia by (0‑4). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 8 away matches Slovakia has won 1, tied 1 and lost 6. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 4 of the last 8 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 5 out of 8 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 7 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
Slovakia will be in contention for a place in the upcoming European Championship and they certainly won’t want to be left behind. When facing a direct competitor it becomes practically mandatory to win, even playing away from their domains. Of course they won’t have any cut slack, but they have the potential to defeat their opponent and will fight hard for it. This is a game to pay attention from start to finish, from defense to attack, as they need to be close to perfection to avoid a setback. In this match the best players available will be on the field.