Hungary – Portugal
Portugal will be looking to win their second European Championship in succession this summer, and Fernando Santos’ side open their Euro 2020 campaign with a clash against Hungary in Budapest. A Selecao will be determined to make a strong start on Tuesday considering the strength of Group F, but Hungary are now a team to be taken extremely seriously at this level of football. Hungary managed to book their spot in the finals of this year’s tournament through the playoffs, overcoming Bulgaria and then Iceland. Their preparations for Euro 2020 were also solid, as they recorded a 1-0 win over Cyprus earlier this month before playing out a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Portugal, meanwhile, are the holders of the trophy, having triumphed at Euro 2016, beating hosts France 1-0 in the final courtesy of an extra-time effort from Eder. There is simply no downplaying the importance of this clash, as a victory would place them in an excellent position ahead of their two toughest fixtures in the section – against Germany and France.
Hungary held Portugal to a draw when they locked horns at Euro 2016, and Santos’s side are unlikely to have it all their own way on Tuesday. The holders need to get off to a strong start, though, and we fancy Ronaldo to inspire his side to an important victory over the Hungarians.
This match will be played on 15/06/2021 at 19:00.