Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Hungary and San Marino face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Puskas Arena. The Hungarians did well to hold England to a 1-1 draw in their last group game, but despite sharing the spoils with Harry Kane and Co, they missed out on a place at the 2022 World Cup finals. Anyhow, Marco Rossi’s troops are seen as hot favourites to beat the minnows in front of home fans.
San Marino have been serving as a cannon fodder for their rivals in Group I, and given their 1:32 goal difference, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last meeting in Budapest Hungary crushed San Marino 8-0, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Partizan attacker Filip Holender has been left out of the squad, while a man to watch in the home team will be captain Adam Szalai.
Highlighted Player (Willi Orban):
Willi Orban was born on 3 November, 1992 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Orban plays as a centre back, but he can operate as a defensive midfielder as well. The 185-cm-tall footballer is a product of Kaiserslautern’s youth academy and he played 35 league games for the reserve team between 2011 and 2013.
Orban made his debut for the first team in 2011, against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The Kaiserslautern footballer made 68 league appearances for Kaiserslautern, scoring 7 goals for the German outfit between 2011 and 2015, but in May 2015 he signed a contract with Leipzig. Kaislerslautern fans were very angry with the defender when he decided to join die Bullen.
Willi Orban has two caps for Germany U21, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. He has a contract with Leipzig, which expires on 30 June, 2019. Willi Orban has a dual citizenship (Germany, Hungary).
Highlighted Team (San Marino):
San Marino played their first official match back in 1990, with the team suffering a 4-0 loss to Switzerland in the European Championship qualifiers. The minnows often serve as a cannon fodder for their rivals in competitive games, but it has to be noted that they did well to hold Estonia to a goalless draw in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
San Marino have yet to record a win in the qualifiers for the major tournaments, but on April 28, 2004 they recorded a hard-fought victory over Liechtenstein in a friendly match and that is considered their biggest achievement. “La Serenissima” welcome their rivals at San Marino Stadium and the capacity of the venue is only 6.664.
San Marino footballers wear blue shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kits is white. It is well known that San Marino have never participated at the finals of the FIFA World Cup or the European Championship.