Andorra vs Hungary
Competition: Europe World Cup Qualifying
Date: 9 June 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Andorra earned their first point in their last game against the Faroe Islands, one they rather deserved, since they had looked relatively competitive in their two previous home games as well. Latvia beat them by the slightest of margins, 1-0, and so did Switzerland, 2-1. Andorra play every game with nothing to lose, and usually their opponents have everything to lose against them. My point here is, having already put in three decent performances as hosts in these qualifiers, maybe it shouldn’t surprise anyone too much if they earn a -rare- draw.
After rather overachieving in France’s Euro 2016, Hungary have definitely underachieved in these qualifiers. They lost at home to Switzerland, but at least they were close to getting a positive result (2-3). In Portugal, in their last game, they lost practically with their hands down. And, let’s not forget, they did draw 0-0 on the first day of the qualifiers in the Faroe Islands. Wins over Latvia and Andorra have kept them alive in the race to the top-two, but objectively looking at their situation, their chances to finish at least second, at this point, are more mathematical than anything else. Losing 3-0 to Russia in a friendly game a few days ago, didn’t make the… atmosphere at their camp any better.
Andorra vs Hungary: Head-to-head Stats
Andorra have hosted Hungary once before, in the qualifiers of the 2014 World Cup finals. The visitors had 90 carefree minutes, and a 5-0 stroll in the park.
Andorra vs Hungary: Prediction
Hungary are obviously, obviously, considered huge favorites to pick up all three points. Risking big time to look like a total football ignorant, I’m actually backing the hosts to earn a draw(!!). If you don’t want to follow my ‘irrational’ prediction (I wouldn’t blame you), at least consider betting on ‘under 2.5 goals’.
Andorra vs Hungary: Tips
Draw pays 9.00, and if you find a bookie who accepts ‘draw and under 2.5 goals’, go for that, to maximize your potential earnings. Still a big risk, but not even close to a draw, is ‘under 2.5 goals’, which pays 2.35. As previously mentioned, last time Hungary visited Andorra they ran wild, ended up winning 5-0, but I expect this game to be very-very different. Hungary have failed to score in their last three games (friendly and official ones), and even in that 4-0 at home over Andorra earlier in the qualifiers, they scored the last two goals late in the game.