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Serbia vs Hungary Euro 2024 qualifying predictions: tips, odds & team news

Serbia vs Hungary predictions: tips, odds & team news

Both Serbia and Hungary will be looking to take a step closer to Euro 2024 when they meet on Thursday at 7:45pm (UK time).

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Serbia vs Hungary odds


*Odds correct as of 09:00 on September 7

With an odd number of teams, Group G sees one nation miss out every matchweek, which means not everyone has played the same amount of games. However, that hasn’t stopped Hungary and Serbia from sitting in the top two. Hungary are currently top of the group with seven points from their opening three games, three points clear of third-placed Montenegro and still unbeaten. After sitting out the first gameweek, Hungary opened their qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win over Bulgaria before drawing against Montenegro. But they bounced back from the stalemate with a 2-0 victory against Lithuania, which has them ahead of Serbia.

Second-placed Serbia have also won seven points from their first three games and are only behind Hungary on goal difference, but head-to-head will be the first tiebreak come the end of the group. So it’s all to play for here. Serbia started their qualifying campaign with back-to-back 2-0 wins, beating Lithuania and Montenegro, before sitting out the third gameweek. Their return in June wasn’t ideal as they needed Darko Lazovic’s 96th-minute equaliser to rescue a point against Bulgaria, which allowed Hungary to leapfrog them.

Serbia vs Hungary predictions

Serbia vs Hungary: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 59/50 with Unibet
Correct Score Serbia 2-1 Hungary 8/1 with BetGoodwin
First Goalscorer Dusan Vlahovic 6/1 with Ladbrokes

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The stats behind our Serbia vs Hungary predictions:

  • Dusan Vlahovic is the top scorer in Group G with three goals.
  • Serbia have scored in all three of their Euro 2024 qualifying matches.
  • Hungary have scored five goals Euro 2024 qualifying so far.
  • Serbia won the last meeting between these two teams.
  • Hungary’s only dropped points in Euro 2024 qualifying came away from home.

Serbia vs Hungary match tip

Serbia to win the 2nd half at 6/5 with Betway

This is certain to be a tight battle between two very even nations, but Serbia will be hoping to use their second-half strength to get them over the line. Four of Serbia’s five goals have come in the second half of their matches, while Hungary have scored four of their five before half-time.

Serbia vs Hungary Bet-Builder tip

Dusan Vlahovic to score anytime, Serbia to win & BTTS

Just one player in Group G has scored more than one goal in qualifying and that’s Serbia’s talisman Dusan Vlahovic. The Juventus forward scored in both of Serbia’s opening games, including a brace against Montenegro, while he has two goals in three games for his club this season. It may be a small sample size, but Hungary may be wary of the fact that their only dropped points in Euro 2024 qualifying came away from home. At the same time, Serbia won their one home match.

Serbia vs Hungary team news

Serbia named a preliminary squad for the international break with the likes of Fulham midfielder Sasa Lukic and Red Bull Salzburg defender Aleksa Terzic not making the final roster. But all the big names are involved including the strike trio of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Vlahovic and Luka Jovic, as well as Dusan Tadic.

Hungary have named six uncapped players in their squad, five of whom play in their native country. Daniel Gazdag has had to pull out due to injury.

Serbia vs Hungary head-to-head record

  • 24 March 2022 – Hungary 0-1 Serbia – Friendly
  • 15 November 2020 – Hungary 1-1 Serbia – Nations League
  • 11 October 2020 – Serbia 0-1 Hungary – Nations League

This isn’t a fixture we’ve seen too often with just three meetings, and it’s been very even. Serbia and Hungary and shared a victory each with one draw, though Hungary are unbeaten when it comes to competitive matches.

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