Norway v Hungary betting tips for the 1st of the Euro 2016 play-off matches and we start in Oslo. We have the best bets for the match which kicks off at 19:45
Norway v Hungary Betting Tips
It's serious! Whilst many teams have secured their place in France 2016, there are still a handful of teams who have not been able to book their place in the tournament. Norway and Hungary are just two of them and they meet here in the 1st leg in Oslo.
Norway lost to Italy and that coupled with Croatia's victory against Malta meant that Per-Mathias Hogmo's team had to do it the hard way. They are at home in the first leg which gives them chance to stamp their authority on the encounter. They have terrific form here in Norway and Hungary will not relish the visit.
Their final two qualifiers here ended in 2 wins, 4 goals scored and none conceded. Admittedly the opposition were Malta and Croatia, but the latter are a decent standard and I think that bodes well for this crucial tie. The last goal they conceded here in a competitive fixture was in a 2-1 win over Bulgaria in October 2014. The only competitive defeats here in recent years have been against Italy and Switzerland, a step up from today's opposition.
The home side have a decent record against their visitors, having beaten them 4-0 ans 3-0 last time the teams met here with Hungary not picking up all 3 points since 1981.
This is not a situation that either team have found themselves in recently, Norway have only featured once before in the play-offs, losing to Spain whilst Hungary have never got to this stage, but they did beat Yugoslavia in the World Cup play-offs all the way back in 1998.
Hungary had been in okay form before losing 4-3 in Athens in their final group game. That result had no bearing on their position in the group, but it's a huge concern for their management team that they shipped 4 goals to a side who had been notoriously goal shy prior to that encounter. Conceding 4 goals was the most they'd shipped since their 8-1 defeat to Holland back in 2013.
First legs are usually tight, but Norway will not be relishing the return leg as Hungary are a decent prospect at home, losing only to Northern Ireland in the group and to Russia in a friendly. The Norweigans will want to take an advantage there and you feel they would settle for a 2-0 win.
The first our Norway v Hungary betting tips is for Norway to win. It can backed at 20/23 with Coral
It's been 15 years since Norway last competed in a European Championships and they will feel they have a real chance of qualifying. They have a pretty sturdy defence having kept a clean sheet in their last 4 home games and this one could make it a 5th. Although they've not been here since 2007, Hungary failed to score in both of their last 2 trips to Oslo. However they scored in each and every one of their away matches in the Euro 2016 qualifying group.
I think it will be a low scoring game as neither side will want to give anything away going into the second leg. It might be tight with nothing to choose between the sides at the break
The second of our Norway v Hungary betting tips is for the Half Time score to be 0-0. It can be backed at 29/20 with Coral
Looking towards the slightly larger prices, we're looking to take a punt in the correct score market. We think Norway will come out on top here, but it will be a hard fought victory. It might be worth taking a chance on 2-0 to the home side. They won their last 2 matches by this scoreline and we fancy them to take a decent advantage into the second leg.
The third of our Norway v Hungary betting tips is for Norway to win 2-0. It can be backed at 13/2 with Coral
Norway v Hungary Betting Tips
Norway win – 20/23
Half Time Score – 0-0 – 29/20
Norway to win 2-0 – 13/2
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