The first round matches of the Euro Cup 2016 have almost completed, 20 teams from the first 5 groups have played their opening matches. Only the matches from the Group F are left to be played, and to play the all important first match of their group, two neighbouring countries and the arch-rivals Austria and Hungary will lock horn with each other. This electrifying match will be played at the Stade de Bordeaux Stadium, the home of the famous French football club Bordeaux from 6 PM local time (9.30 PM IST). So, before this mega-clash begins, let’s a look where both the team stands, what will be their probable starting line-up, inside team news and the match preview.
This is the 138th times; Austria is facing Hungary in a football match but after 82 years they are facing off each other in the final rounds of a major football tournament. Though Hungary comes with a better record over the Austrians (W 66 L 40) the Austrians won that very important match by the 2-1 margin when both the teams last met each other in a major tournament, at the 1934 World Cup. Once a supreme football playing side, Hungary has lost its pride and glory with the time, on the other hand, the ‘Unsere Burschen’ has excelled and this team currently going through their purple patch and has won the last 9 competitive matches on the trot.
Austria vs Hungary Euro Cup 2016 Match Details:
Date:Tuesday 14 June,
Venue:Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FRA)
Referee:Clement Turpin (France)
Kick Off:6 PM(CET Timing), 9.30 PM (Indian Timing)
AustriaEuro Cup 2016Team Analysis
Austria is a strong contender to go through to the knock-out phases from this Group F, along with the mighty Portuguese. They played amazing football in the qualification rounds and topped their group to seal their berth for France. Marc Janko along with the versatile wonder kid of Bayern Munich, David Alaba, played the most crucial part of Austria’s success. Janko scored 7 goals while Alaba netted 4. The EPL winning defender of Leicester City, Christian Fuchs will be captaining the side and apart from them, Stoke City star Marko Arnautovic and Zlatko Junuzovic of Werder Bremen will also play an important role in this team. The Austrian coach Marcel Koller loves to field his team in the 4-3-3 formation and he said in the recent press conference that every player of the squad is fit to play and also he is very much content with the team’s preparation for this “Derby” and the European football championship.
Austria Probable Starting Line-Up: Almer; Klein, Dragović, Prdl, Fuchs; Alaba, Baumgartlinger; Harnik, Junuzović, Arnautović; Janko.
Hungary Euro Cup 2016 Team Analysis
Hungary is returning to this tournament after 44 years. Hungary was in the Group F of the qualifying rounds too, and with the help 4 victories and 4 draws, they managed to finish as the third best team of the group. As a result, they advanced to the playoff rounds where the “NemzetiTizenegy” faced Norway in a thrilling 2-leg encounter. In the first leg at Oslo, the visitors by a lone goal scored by Kleinheisler and in the second leg, Hungary won by 2-1 and subsequently won the tie for 3-1 to get their tickets for France. The goalkeeper of the team Gbor Kiraly is going to become the first 40-year-old to play at UEFA EURO finals. The whole team will heavily rely on Adam Szalai and Kleinheisler to score goals for them. The dependable midfielder Gergő Lovrencsics is out for the match and will probably miss the whole tournament with a knee injury whereas there is also question marks on left back Kdr’s fitness as he is also suffering from an ankle injury. But the coach of the team Bernd Storck is confident he will recover from the first whistle blows.
Hungary Probable Starting Line-Up: Kirly; Fiola, Guzmics, Lang, Kdr; Gera, Nagy; Dzsudzsk, Kleinheisler, Nmeth; Szalai.
Austria vs Hungary Euro Cup 2016 Match 11: Our Prediction
Though nothing is certain in football, but this Austria team is clearly ahead of their neighbours. So if you ask our predictions, we will vote for Austria to win by 2-0 margin and the betting odds are also favouring the same team with the same score-line.
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