With four points in their kitty, Hungary are top of the group and one point would be enough to stay in automatic qualification places. A loss could still put their chances in jeopardy but Hungary have shown enough courage to pick points.
If Hungary started with no expectations, Portugal were always a favorite to top the group. But their history of underperformance in major tournaments weighed heavy over their expectations. True to those fears, Portugal struggled to impose themselves against Iceland ending with just a point. They showed the same ineffectiveness against Austria in the next match with Ronaldo doing everything except scoring a goal.
With just two points from two games Portugal find themselves in third. A win in this game would put them in automatic qualification places but a loss could be fatal to their hopes. Everything to play for!
Hungary lost just two and won four of their last ten encounters. In only two of these matches, the goal margin was more than one. With just one win in four matches, Portugal have been a case of inconsistency. Just three of their last nine games saw them score more than one goal which highlights their ineffectiveness.
Hungary is a tough defensive unit and have shipped two goals or more only twice in their last ten matches. With just two losses in their last ten matches, Hungary could be a difficult team to crack. With just four wins of their last nine matches, Portugal is under pressure even before this high pressure game.
Hungary could end up surprising Portugal with a draw or win.