Hungary vs Montenegro Prediction: Jovetic to make it four-in-a-row in thriller

 | November 18 | 

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Hungary head into their final fixture of Euro 2024 qualifying knowing their spot in Germany next year is secured, but they still require a positive result to clinch top spot ahead of Serbia. The Magyars will face a motivated Montenegro side in Budapest on Sunday (14:00), though, as a win for the visitors could sneak them into second.

Montenegro kept their qualification hopes alive with a 2-0 win against Lithuania on Thursday, and they can take confidence from their previous meeting with Hungary, when the sides played out a goalless draw.

Hungary vs Montenegro Betting Tips:

  • Over 2.5 goals @ EVS
  • Stevan Jovetic to score anytime @ 11/4

Team News

Hungary will be without Bournemouth left-back Milos Kerkez after his red card for two bookable offences on Thursday, but Montenegro should have a full complement to choose from.

Match Odds

Hungary are 7/10 to win this crucial clash at the Puskas Arena, while Montenegro are 4/1 to win and put pressure on Serbia. The draw can be found at 11/4.

Both teams to score is priced at EVS, with BTTS - NO at 8/11.

Over 2.5 goals @ EVS

It may have been 0-0 the last time these two teams met, but the circumstances are completely different for this one.

Montenegro need to win to stand any chance of coming second and making the European Championship next year. Of course, their efforts might be in vain as Serbia are strong favourites to get the business done against bottom-side Bulgaria, but they need to believe that anything can happen.

With that in mind, Montenegro can't afford to be cautious here, and they should be confident of scoring against a side without a clean sheet in their last five games. Hungary's last two, in fact, have seen them concede twice to both Lithuania and Bulgaria, who are five and eight points behind, respectively, Sunday's opponents.

A low-scoring draw might suit Hungary's objectives, but with their last four qualifiers featuring at least three goals, that might prove tough.

Stevan Jovetic to score anytime @ 11/4

Montenegro have struggled for goals in qualifying, scoring just eight times in seven games. Jovetic has led the way for them with three goals, and it was his strike on Thursday that made it 2-0 to make sure of the three points for his country.

The former Manchester City forward seems to have hit form at the right time, with goals in all of his last three group games. Montenegro will be banking on him producing the goods again on Sunday, and 11/4 looks a tasty price against a Hungary defence in disarray recently.

Check out the rest of our Euro 2024 Tips here.

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