Scotland vs Hungary Bet Builder Tips: Tartan Army to come up short on Sunday

 | Saturday 22nd June 2024, 10:30am

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 10:30am


It's a winner-takes-all clash in Euro 2024 Group A between Scotland and Hungary at the Stuttgart Arena on Sunday (20:00, BBC One) with both sides needing a victory to be in with a chance of progressing to the last 16.

The Tartan Army have just a point to their name after their first two games, which is one more than the Magyars have, setting up an exciting encounter on Sunday. Read on for my Scotland vs Hungary bet builder tips, with goals expected in Stuttgart.

Scotland vs Hungary Bet Builder Tips

  • Both Teams To Score - Yes
  • Double Chance - Draw Or Hungary
  • Dominik Szoboszlai 1+ Shots On Target
  • Scott McTominay 2+ Shots

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Both Teams To Score - Yes

Scotland have scored in both of their group games so far, netting a consolation in a 5-1 defeat to Germany via an Antonio Rudiger own goal and taking the lead in a 1-1 draw with Switzerland through a deflected Scott McTominay strike.

Neither effort was the most elegant on their part, but a goal is a goal, and their attacking exploits in the second half against the Swiss, when they registered eight shot attempts, gives me confidence that they can net for a third match in a row, especially as they need to win to keep their last 16 hopes alive.

Hungary, meanwhile, failed to get themselves on the scoresheet in a 2-0 defeat to Germany last time out after losing 3-1 to Switzerland in their opening game. However, they did trouble the host nation's goal, especially in the first half, where they nearly found the net within the first minute and had three efforts saved by Manuel Neuer.

The Tartan Army shipped five to Germany and also failed to keep a clean sheet in their second match, so I'm backing BTTS - Yes to land for a third successive Scotland contest.

Double Chance - Draw Or Hungary

Hungary are in danger of 'doing a Turkey', given the 'dark horses' tag attached to them by many at the start of the tournament.

In truth, they weren't bad at all against Germany but were undone by the superior quality of the opposition, who had Jamal Musiala weaving his magic.

Scotland picked up a valiant point against Switzerland, but they've not done enough to convince me that they can beat the Hungarians on Sunday.

Steve Clarke's side showed fight on Wednesday but there is a clear lack of quality in attack. John McGinn is a fine player, but when he's your most creative player amongst the forward line, you're in trouble, and in an end-to-end encounter, I'd back Hungary to come out on top.

The double chance does offer some insurance, though, with the Scots sure to be going all out until the end in their bid to reach the knockouts.

Dominik Szoboszlai 1+ Shots On Target

Dominik Szoboszlai was restricted to the role of creator in Hungary's opening game as he failed to record a shot attempt, but he was more heavily involved in front of goal against Germany as he registered three shots, one of which had Neuer scrambling to keep out his goalbound free-kick effort.

In a do-or-die contest this weekend, I'd be surprised if Szoboszlai didn't at least match that one shot on target.

As captain of his national team and a multi-million-pound player for Liverpool, there is huge expectancy on the 23-year-old to prove his worth on the international stage, and he will surely be front and centre on Sunday as he looks to take Hungary into the last 16 of the Euros.

Scott McTominay 2+ Shots

Scotland's attackers were feeding off scraps in their group opener against Germany, but there was much more goalmouth action on Wednesday night as they fired off 12 shots against Switzerland, with Scott McTominay responsible for four of them.

The Manchester United midfielder plays in an advanced role for Scotland and like Szoboszlai, is his country's most obvious route to goal.

McTominay is one of just four Scotland outfield players to play the full 90-plus in their first two group games, highlighting his importance to the side, and he will surely feature until the end on Sunday as Clarke's side go in search of a victory.

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