Hungary and Croatia meet at Groupama Arena, in a match for this phase of the Qualifying Round. There is only a record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 26-03-2016, which ended with a draw by (1-1). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team comes to this 2nd round of the Group and after a defeat in its opening in this group stage, against Slovakia, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 7 wins and 8 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Hungary has a record of 6 wins and 4 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Hungary leaves for this match with a 2-0 defeat in the field trip to Slovakia, in a game for the first day of the qualification phase for EURO 2020. The local team usually acts in a 5-3-2, privileging a style of game of constant transitions, in which the two most advanced players are Szalai and Kovács. One of the weaknesses of the local team is in the way he defends standing balls. Coach Marco Rossi can count on the same players in the last game.
The visiting team reached this 2nd round of the Group and after a victory in its opening in this group stage, against the Azerbaijan, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 9 wins and 6 draws in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches Croatia has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times, but got the comeback in 5.
Croatia comes to this game motivated, after having won 2-1 in the reception to Azerbaijan, starting in the best way this qualifying phase: Barisic and Kramaric scored the goals of the three points. The Croatian team usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive rival are Kramaric, Perisic and Rebic. Thus, despite playing away from home, we believe that Croatia will adopt a more offensive stance, bearing in mind that it presents more individual and collective quality. For this game the visiting coach can count on all his players.