Sunday Euro 2016 Hungary vs Belgium – Preview

June 26, 2016 15:00pm – Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

Round of 16

Recent Form (all comps)

Hungary: WDWWL

Belgium: DWLDW

After beating old rivals Austria and holding Portugal and Iceland to draws, Group F table-toppers Hungary have been rewarded with a last 16 clash against one of the pre-tournament favourites.

Hungary have been one of the tournaments surprise teams and have impressed many with positive style of play. Having already upset the odds by topping Group F, they will now be looking to cause another upset by disposing of a Belgium team who were tipped by many to go all the way.

In 12 previous meetings between the two sides, Belgium have eight wins, Hungary have two and two were drawn. However, their last competitive meeting came at the 1982 World Cup in Spain when the teams drew 1-1 – a result that eliminated Hungary.

So far at this tournament, Belgium have had 22 more shots on goal than Hungary yet have scored two less goals. They have also won twice as many corners, while the team’s possession and passing statistics have been almost identical.

Match Facts

  • Hungary are competing at their first major tournament since 1986
  • Hungary were World Cup finalists in 1938 and 1954
  • Belgium were Euro finalists in 1980
  • Hungary are the tournament’s joint-top scorers with Wales


This will be an intriguing encounter between two teams that enjoy a passing the ball. So far in this tournament, Hungary have been more proficient in front of goal but they have also conceded twice as many goals as their opponents. It may take extra-time to separate these two.

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