The Portuguese at all costs should look for the victory in today's fight if they want to keep their chances of shifting Switzerland from the first place in the group and thus secure direct ranking in the World Cup next year. However, Hungary, albeit only with the theoretical chances of second place, is a decent team. The Magyars scored in each of their households in the current qualifications to date. Goals will most likely be in both doors.
In the last match on Thursday Hungary managed to prevail over Latvia at home with 3: 1. The meeting was entirely under the control of hosts who showed handsome and attacking football. The result was discovered by Tamas Kadar, and the familiar combination between Balazz Jujack and Adam Szalay was completed by a goal from the last. At the end of the first half, the Magyars allowed a goal in their own goal, and the final result was Balaj Giudzak in the middle of the second half.
By the end of this qualifying round, nothing remains to the coaches of coach Bernd Stork, except to play the remaining games with desire, no tension and show all the best of themselves. As we are accustomed to in Bulgaria, these last meetings must be used for teamwork and preparation for the next qualification cycle.
Portugal is in the second position with three points less than the first and splendidly representing Swiss national team. (0: 2) at the start of this group, followed by defeated victories over the other teams in the group - Andorra (6: 0), Faroe Islands (6: 0), Latvia (4: 1) Hungary (3: 0), Latvia (3: 0).
In the last round, played on Thursday 31st August, the Portuguese scored an expected defeat victory over the Faroe Islands outsider by 5: 1. Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo opened the game in the third minute after a great performance with side scissors, then added two more hits to shape his hat-trick. William Carvalho and Nelson Oliveira added one goal for the final result.
The upcoming match is extremely important for the European champion and they have to be victorious if they want to maintain the chances of direct qualifying in the Russian Championship. The most important match for the first position is in the final round when Portugal accepts Switzerland. This will most likely be a direct clash for the first position and then both countries are not allowed to make a mistake.
The clashes between the two nations in football history are exactly seven, with a great advantage for the Portuguese. The current European champion has six victories in the matches against Hungary, and the only draw is that crazy match of Euro 2016, which we all remember. From these matches we can get interesting statistics, the Portuguese scored exactly three goals in six of the seven matches, resulting in a 2.5-goal line. Hungarian footballers managed to score only in three fights. The March qualifying ended with an easy and convincing victory for Fernando Santos after two hits of star Cristiano Ronaldo and one of talent Andre Silva.
Favor is definitely Portugal, and direct clashes confirm this.
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