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Turkey vs Hungary Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Turkey tipped to be too strong in the Nations League

  • Turkey host Hungary in the UEFA Nations League on Thursday
  • Turkey qualified for the European Championship, keeping 8 clean sheets in 10 qualifiers
  • Hungary have lost 8 of their last 10 away matches
  • The Magyars have failed to score in 7 of their last 10 away matches
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Turkey qualified for UEFA Euro 2021 (Getty Images)

Turkey host Hungary in a UEFA Nations League Group B3 match on Thursday. Turkey qualified for the Euros while Hungary crashed out, can they continue their resurgence in Sivas?

Turkey Form


Turkey qualified for the UEFA European Championship, finishing second in Group H, two points behind France. The Crescent-Stars lost once, 2-1 in Iceland in their second match which came after a 2-0 win against France.

Senol Günes’ side won 4-0 at Moldova and 1-0 against Albania before a 1-1 draw in France. 

Turkey then drew 0-0 against Iceland and finished with a 2-0 win in Andorra. Enes Ünal score both goals in a routine victory against the European minnows.

Turkey Team News


Midfielder Emre Belözoğlu finally hung up his boots after earning 101 caps. Everton striker Cenk Tosun wasn’t called up.

35-year-old striker Burak Yılmaz leads the way with 59 caps and 24 goals. Hakan Çalhanoğlu has scored 10 goals for Turkey, Cengiz Ünder next best with six.

Turkey Squad


Goalkeepers: Mert Günok, Uğurcan Çakır, Gökhan Akkan
Defenders: Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Çağlar Söyüncü, Kaan Ayhan, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Umut Meraş, Mert Müldür, Nazım Sangaré, Mert Çetin, Ozan Kabak
Midfielders: Ozan Tufan, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Okay Yokuşlu, Cengiz Ünder, Yusuf Yazıcı, Mahmut Tekdemir, İrfan Kahveci, Efecan Karaca, Emre Kılınç, Mert Hakan Yandaş, Orkun Kökçü
Forwards: Burak Yılmaz, Enes Ünal, Kenan Karaman, Ahmed Kutucu

Hungary Form


Hungary failed to qualify for the UEFA European Championship, finishing fourth in Group E. The Magyars won four and lost four, finishing two points behind Wales and five points behind Croatia in top spot.

Marco Rossi’s side got off to a good start, winning three of four, but lost three of their last four to fall out of contention. Hungary lost 2-1 against Slovakia and 3-0 in Croatia.

They bounced back with a 1-0 win against Azerbaijan before a 2-0 loss in Wales. There were two friendly defeats to Montenegro and Uruguay included in a run of six matches from September to November 2011, resulting in five defeats.

Hungary Team News


Experienced defenders Tamás Kádár and Gergő Lovrencsics are injured. 33-year-old stalwart Balázs Dzsudzsák hasn’t played for UAE club Al Ain since March and wasn’t called up.

Hungary’s squad largely contains players from lower European leagues including Huungary, Switzerland, Cyprus and Slovakia.

They have some Bundesliga experience with goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi alongside attackers Ádám Szalai and Roland Sallai. Midfielder Ádám Nagy plays for Championship club Bristol City.

Ádám Szalai leads the way with 61 caps and 21 goals, Nemanja Nikolics next best with five international goals in 27 appearances.

Hungary Squad


Goalkeepers: Péter Gulácsi, Dénes Dibusz, Ádám Kovácsik
Defenders: Ádám Lang, Attila Fiola, Barnabás Bese, Willi Orban, Attila Szalai, Ákos Kecskés, Bendegúz Bolla
Midfielders: Ádám Nagy, Máté Pátkai, Zsolt Kalmár, Dominik Szoboszlai, Dávid Sigér, Tamás Cseri, András Schäfer, Adrián Szőke
Forwards: Ádám Szalai, Nemanja Nikolics, Roland Sallai, Filip Holender, Krisztián Simon, Benjamin Babati

Turkey vs Hungary Head to Head


Hungary have a 7-4 advantage against Turkey with two draws in 13 matches. They last met in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Hungary winning 3-1 at home before a 1-1 draw in Turkey.

Turkey vs Hungary Odds


Turkey are listed at 1.61 at bet365 with Hungary priced at 6.15 with Unibet. A draw is available at 3.90.

Turkey vs Hungary Match Up


Manager Senol Günes took over in June 2019 and has an opportunity to kick on before Euro 2021. Turkey kept eight clean sheets in their 10 Euro qualifiers, they are hard to break down.

Hungary started their qualification with wins against Croatia and Wales but slumped from September, crashing out of contention. Their defence is a problem, and they have been unable to score enough goals to compensate.  

Turkey vs Hungary Stats


  • Turkey have won 4 of their last 6 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
  • Turkey have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 10 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
  • Hungary have lost 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
  • Hungary have lost 8 of their last 10 competitive away matches (all competitions).
  • Hungary have failed to score in 7 of their last 10 competitive away matches (all competitions).
  • Hungary have lost 5 of their last 6 matches including friendlies.

Turkey vs Hungary FAQ

Where can I watch the Turkey vs Hungary live stream online?

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Where is Turkey vs Hungary being played?

Turkey vs Hungary is being played at New Sivas 4 Eylül Stadium in Sivas, Turkey.

When is Turkey vs Hungary being played?

Turkey vs Hungary is being played at 19:45 BST on Thursday 3 September 2020.

What competition are Turkey vs Hungary playing in?

Turkey vs Hungary are playing in UEFA Nations League.

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Verdict

Turkey’s performances against France and Euro qualification provide confidence this team is improving. Hungary can’t be trusted with Turkey tipped to win.

Best Bet: Turkey Win Full Time Result @-163.93 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Turkey Win to Nil Win to Nil @150 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Turkey Win 2-0 Correct Score @600 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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