Hungary remain the only unbeaten team in Euro 2024 qualifying Group G and, with a game in hand on their section rivals, they can take another step closer to next summer’s finals in Germany with a win over Serbia.
The pair are locked together on ten points, but Serbia have played one game more, while Hungary ran out 2-1 winners when these two met in Belgrade last month.
There is plenty at stake for these two nations who will both fancy their chances of reaching the tournament proper next year, and a lively contest can be expected in Budapest on Saturday.
Hungary are 13/8 to claim the three points here, with the draw 11/5 and Serbia are 7/4 to win the contest.
The hosts won the reverse fixture 2-1 last month, and a repeat of that scoreline is 9/1.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is 7/4 to score anytime, and 9/2 to score the first or last goal of the contest.
Hungary are likely to be at full strength but there are slight injury doubts over key centre-back Willi Orban.
Serbia have also reported no injury concerns and look set to name their strongest side with a victory vital for their automatic qualification hopes.
Hungary to beat Serbia @ 13/8
Hungary have been in fantastic shape for a couple of years and they can take a stranglehold of Group G with a vital victory in Budapest.
The Magyars are top of the section on ten points despite having played one game fewer than the other four nations. They have won three and drawn the other of their qualifying fixtures so far, and that sequence has maintained an impressive run for Marco Rossi’s men.
Hungary have lost only one of their last 12 matches, and Serbia have come out on top only once in the four meetings between the two sides.
These two have seen plenty of each other in a short space of time, with all four head-to-heads coming in the last three years. The most recent match-up came last month in this qualifying campaign, and on that occasion Hungary ran out 2-1 winners in Belgrade.
That was a fantastic outcome for the in-form Magyars, and a similar result can be expected this week, as three of the last four meetings have been settled by a one-goal winning margin.
However, both teams have scored in each of Serbia’s last four away matches but so keeping an away goal on side looks the way to go in this latest encounter.
Hungary to beat Serbia 2-1 @ 9/1
Both teams to score at 4/5 looks a solid wager for this encounter, but those looking to land a bigger profit have several great-value alternatives in what should be a lively clash.
Hungary to win and both teams to score at 9/2 looks a juicy way to go, but for even better bang for your buck the 9/1 that Hungary wins 2-1 should be gobbled up.
That was the outcome when these two met last month, while three of the last four meetings between these two have been decided by a single goal.
A home win can be expected for a side who have beaten England and Germany recently, but Serbia are powered by an attacking triumvirate of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Tadic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, so it may prove too much for Saturday’s hosts to hold them at bay for the full match.