Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Buoyed by a splendid 5-2 win over Italy, Germany will look to overtake Hungary in top position when the two teams face each other at Red Bull Arena. Southampton defender Armel Bella Kotchap has received a surprising call-up, with Bayern Munich footballers Manuel Neuer, Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, and Joshua Kimmich making the cut as well.
The Hungarians, on the other hand, are surprising Group 3 leaders, with the team beating England twice in the process. Anyhow, home triumph should be considered this time out as Germany impressed in the crushing of Italy three months ago. As for the visiting side, Freiburg Roland Sallai will be sorely missed as he had to withdraw through injury. It has to be noted that Sallai scored a brace in the 4-0 triumph over the Three Lions at Molineux Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Muller):
Thomas Muller is pacey attacker who plays for Bayern Munich and German national team. Muller is a product of Bayern Munich’s youth academy and he played 35 games for the reserve team, scoring 16 goals in the process.
The German striker, who is capable of producing fine performances as a winger as well, won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich in 2013 as the mighty Bavarians defeated fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the final of the elite competition. Muller clinched the FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany in 2014, while making it to the European Championship final in 2012. It has to be noted that he won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2010.
Thomas Muller has a contract with Bayern Munich which expires on 30 June, 2021. The German footballer, who was born in Weilheim in Oberbayern on 13 September, 1989, won his fifth Bundesliga trophy with Bayern Munich in the 2015/2016 season.
Highlighted Team (Hungary):
Widely known as the Mighty Magyars during the 1950’s, Hungary national team had the world at its feet as the team featuring Ferenc Puskas, Sandor Kocsis and Zoltan Czibor reached the final of the 1954 World Cup, while recording several impressive wins over England and other top sides in international friendlies.
Hungary also made it to the semi-final at the Euro 1964 and Euro 1972, but they have since largely struggled to return to old glory days. The barren run finally came to an end as Foci defeated Norway in the play-off to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, but there still appears to be a huge gap behind the top European sides.
Long-serving goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly has managed to break a 58-year record held by Jozsef Bozsik, having surpassed the 101-cap mark, but Ferenc Puskas still remains the top goalscorer in the history of the national team with an unbelievable record of 84 goals in 85 caps, followed by Sandor Kocsis, who has 75 goals in 68 appearances.