France has its eye on a third European title, but tenacious Hungary will try to spring the upset on Saturday when the teams meet in a 2020 UEFA European Championship group-stage match. The 2018 World Cup champion knocked off a formidable Germany team 1-0 in its Euro 2020 opener and wants to lock up a spot in the knockout stage before facing Portugal next Wednesday in the stacked Group F. The Hungarians fought hard against the Portuguese in their opener, but Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the final five minutes to secure a 3-0 win.
Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. ET at Puskas Arena in Budapest. William Hill Sportsbook lists France as the -350 favorite (risk $350 to win $100) in its latest Hungary vs. France odds, and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any France vs. Hungary picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He's having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating over $500 in profit for $100 bettors through Friday's action. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Hungary vs. France at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for France vs. Hungary:
- France vs. Hungary spread: France -1.5
- France vs. Hungary over-under: 2.5 goals
- France vs. Hungary money line: Hungary +1400, France -350, Draw +450
- HUN: GK Peter Gulacsi led the Bundesliga with 15 clean sheets for RB Leipzig
- FRA: France has outscored its opponents 30-9 in 14 matches since the start of 2020
Why you should back France
Les Bleus have looked as dominant as ever, and Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe are among the best scorers in the world. Mbappe led France's Ligue 1 with 27 goals for Paris Saint-Germain, while Benzema ranked second in La Liga with 23, behind only Lionel Messi. Both had goals wiped out by offside calls against Germany. Antoine Griezmann, who had 13 goals and seven assists with Barcelona, also plays a major role in the attack. The win against Germany moved France up to the +333 favorite to win Euro 2020 at William Hill.
France held just 38 percent possession against Germany but is likely to hold much more against Hungary. Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Chelsea's N'Golo Kant pull the strings in the midfield and set the strikers up repeatedly. Raphael Varane and Presnel Kimpembe man the middle of a defense that has five straight clean sheets, and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had a save percentage just under 76 with Tottenham last season. France is 7-1-0 in its last eight, beating quality teams Germany, Portugal and Wales, and has beaten Hungary five straight times.
Why you should back Hungary
The Hungarians were unbeaten in 11 games (7-0-4) before the setback to Portugal. Hungary scored multiple goals six times in those 11 matches and kept five clean sheets. They proved to be a tough out for most of that match, holding Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. off the score sheet for the first 84 minutes. They also have the backing of the home crowd and are a solid team that happened to be drawn into the tournament's "Group of Death."
Hungary is led up front by Roland Sallai and captain Adam Szalai. The 24-year-old Sallai has 12 goals in three seasons with Freiburg, and Szalai has 52 in 12 seasons in the Bundesliga. Adam Nagy, making his 50th appearance with Hungary at age 26, will man the middle of the attack in place of the injured Dominik Szoboszlai. Defender Willi Orban can make a difference on either end, and he has five goals in 20 appearances with the national team. Veteran goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has had double-digit clean sheets in three straight seasons in the Bundesliga.
How to make Hungary vs. France Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Hungary vs. France from every possible angle. He's leaning over on the goal total (2.5), and he has locked in three best bets, including one that returns plus-money. He's only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins France vs. Hungary in Saturday's Euro 2020 matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Hungary vs. France, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.