Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Portugal will be aiming to kick off their European Championship campaign in style when they take on Hungary at Puskas Arena on Tuesday evening. A Selecao are seen as one of the main favourites to win the title, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. All Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, and Joao Cancelo return to the starting XI after the trio was rested in the goalless draw with Spain, but, as always, a man to watch in the away team will be Juve superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Hungarians take on Portugal in front of home fans, but given the number of high-profile players in the away team, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on Marco Rossi’s troops. In their last meeting in a competitive match Portugal defeated Hungary thanks to Andre Silva’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Adam Nagy):
Adam Nagy is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Serie A side Bologna as a midfielder. Nagy began his professional career at Ferencvaros and he made 26 appearances in the league for the Hungarian club. The 178-cm-tall player impressed at Euro 2016 and, as a result, Bologna chiefs decided to sign him in the summer transfer window.
Adam Nagy joined the Serie A club on July 14, 2016 and he has been playing for the Rossoblu ever since. The Hungary international quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Bologna and in December 2016 he was voted the team’s Player of the Month.
Speaking of his international career, Adam Nagy played for Hungary U20 team at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and he made his senior debut for the Hungarian national team on September 7, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of playing a central midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Portugal):
Portugal started competing at the biggest stage in the 1930’s, but they had to wait for almost seventy years to establish themselves as a top side. The third place finish at the 1966 World Cup was a one-off result as the Selecao needed another 40 years to get past the group stage, reaching the semi-finals at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Portugal enjoyed more success on the continent, finishing third at the 1984, 2000 and 2012 European Championships, while losing in the final to Greece at the Euro 2004 that was held on home soil. Despite being able to count on one of world’s best ever footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, the Selecao have yet to lift a major trophy and they will not have too many opportunities to do so before the Real Madrid superstar retires.
Eusebio remains the most famous footballer to have played for Portugal, while Luis Figo, Simao Sabrosa, Pedro Pauleta, Rui Costa and Nani are also worth mention. The Selecao currently boast an impressive pool of world-class talent and it should not be long before they end the trophy drought.