The final round of UEFA Nations League games kicks off this week with Germany being huge favorites to overcome Hungary at the top of Group 3 standings in League A. Our sportsbook offers a great range of betting markets and props for the Nations League.
Germany: Strong on Home Soil
This crucial clash in Leipzig looks set to decide who will win Group A3 and head into the Nations League finals next summer. Given that Hansi Flick comfortably won all seven World Cup qualifiers after taking the German national team job in August 2021, the Nations League has provided some difficult tests for him and his players ahead of the winter World Cup.
Italy and England are occupying the bottom two spots in Group A3 and are likely to do battle to avoid relegation while Germany, with a win on Friday, will take the lead in the group. The hosts were held to a draw by Italy in their opening game and then dropped more points against England, conceding an equalizer from a late penalty.
Another draw followed in the third match, 1-1 with Hungary, when both goals were scored in the opening 10 minutes of the game. But last time out, Germany did get their first win with a 5-2 victory over Italy that saw them go by five goals up before taking their foot off the gas. The hosts are outstanding on home soil and we expect them to add three more points to their group tally on Friday, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
GFlick is boosted by having the majority of his experienced stars available for international duty. Veteran winger Marco Reus is sidelined through injury but Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller are all included in the squad.
Hungary: Major Upsets
After securing back-to-back promotions to rise from League C to League A, Hungary have proven a revelation in the Nations League’s top tier so far. Sitting first in the group of death after four fixtures, Hungary will be eager to pull off another upset on Friday on the road against Germany.
Let’s not forget that they managed to pick up two points in three games during the Euro 2020 against Portugal, France and Germany. The 4-0 demolition of England at Molineux Stadium back in June was probably the biggest upset in the last five years in European football. They are amazing at the back, being very organized, but they are also brilliant on the break and have the necessary weapons to score against the top teams.
It’s tough to back Hungary in this one mostly because they are playing on the road, but we do expect them to find the back of the net so if you’re betting online, you should focus on the goals market. Roland Sallai’s absence due to an eye injury provides Marco Rossi with a problem to solve in attack after the Freiburg forward’s brace against England displayed his combination of pace and finishing abilities.
Germany vs Hungary Head-to-Head
Germany are unbeaten in their past four matches against Hungary since a 2-0 defeat in a friendly in 2004. Die Mannschaft also haven’t lost in this fixture in a competitive meeting since an 8-3 trashing in the group stage of the 1954 World Cup. Whatever happens, this will be a thriller, with both Germany and Hungary in fine form in June. Both teams have found the net in the past two meetings between these sides. Germany lost just one game in front of their fans since September 2019.
Germany vs Hungary Match Information
- Game: Germany (1-3-0) vs Hungary (2-1-1)
- Location: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig, Germany)
- Day/Time: Friday, Sept. 23, 2:45 p.m. ET
- Germany vs Hungary Live stream: fubo.tv
Germany vs Hungary Betting Lines
|Germany||-1½ -130||-400||3 -115o||2½ +110o |
|Hungary||+1½ Ev||+1100||3 -115u||½ -110o |
Germany vs Hungary Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -400 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
A repeat of the 1-1 draw from their last meeting looks to be impossible because Germany will play England at Wembley and they will definitely try to approach that clash from the leading position. And let’s be honest, Germany’s squad should be too strong for Hungary. Hungary will be without one of their best players in Roland Sallai, who is injured, while Germany have their best players at their disposal. Of course we will skip the ML because -400 is not something we’re backing. Instead, we are expecting a high-scoring affair with at least three goals on the scoresheet.