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Euro 2016 Match Preview: Iceland vs Hungary

Utkarsh Bhatla
|Sat Jun 18 2016


Fixture: Iceland vs Hungary

Venue: Stade Velodrome

Time: 9:30 P.M. IST

Both these sides weren’t expected to do much during the first round of fixtures, but tactical brilliance and some gritty football ensured that they went into the second round of fixtures with a knockout spot in sight.

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Iceland played a wonderful game against the Portuguese in the first round of fixtures and earned a hard fought draw. If they can show the same kind of determination and hunger against Hungary, they can surely get more than a point from this game.

But the Hungarians won’t be pushovers, something they that they concretely displayed in the game against Austria. They have looked lively going forward and were able to deal with the goal threat of Alaba and Arnautovic very effectively.

A win for Hungary today will definitely secure a place for them in the knockouts and a draw could also prove to be good enough, but Iceland need to get at least a point from this fixture to keep their knockout hopes alive.

For Hungary, Foild will most likely miss out on this game after he suffered an ankle injury in the previous game

Head to Head

These two sides have met 6 times, with both of them sharing 3 wins apiece.

Predicted Hungary XI– Kiraly, Fiola, Guzmics, Lang, Kadar, Nemeth, Nagy, Kleinheisler, Stieber, Dzsudzsak, Szalai

Predicted Iceland XI- Haldorsson, Saevarsson, Siguardsson, Arnason, Skulason, Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, Sigurdsson, Bjarnason, Sigporsson, Bodvarsson

Match Prediction

 1-1 Draw!


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