Portugal have been in fine goalscoring form since their miraculous Euro 2016 triumph, netting 21 goals in their five games, with Cristiano Ronaldo accounting for seven of those. However, they have lost in Switzerland and so are only 2nd in Group B, two points ahead of their visitors, Hungary, who have won their last two qualification games.
Portugal have been ahead at both half-time and full-time in their last six home matches, scoring 27 goals and conceding just two. However, a couple of those were against the likes of Latvia and Andorra while we only have two of these ranked in the top 100, but Hungary should pose a stiffer challenge. We have them ranked 56th in the world and Portugal have won 11 of their 13 against sides ranked between 36th and 76th, but they scored more than twice in only four of these, though they did keep a clean sheet in eight.
Hungary have lost only two of their last nine away, but they have lost 13 of their last 14 trips to sides we have ranked in the world’s top-25. They are certainly a side on the way up, though, and they impressed at the Euros where they beat Austria and managed a draw against Portugal themselves so we expect them to make Fernando Santos’s men to work hard for their victory. We’re backing Portugal to win and Under 2.5 Goals.
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