Estonia vs Hungary
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 15th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: A. Le Coq Arena (Tallinn).
Both Estonia and Hungary are off to a poor start in the UEFA Nations League and they sit at the foot of the table behind Finland and Greece in Group 3 of the League 3.
Estonia are in desperate need for a win here after losing all their three games at the group stage so far; all by the same 0-1 margin. On top of that their overall form in recent months is extremely poor, lost 5 on the bounce scoring just once in the process.
Hungary did manage to grab a win against Greece last month, however they lost the remaining two games, including the reverse leg at Greece by 1-0 margin this Saturday.
There is nothing to write about the Magyar’s overall form at the moment, it is indeed very poor. The notable of which their form of the road which is a 7 match win-less run conceding at an average 2 goals per game.
Estonia vs Hungary Head-to-head
They met in a 2014 WC qualifier back in 2013 at Hungary, in which Hungary won 5-1.
In 4 meetings between 2003 and 2013, Hungary has the edge over their opponents.
The Magyars won 3 games on the trot and the Blue-shirts have a single victory.
Estonia has only 2 home victories in their last 5 games played at A. Le Coq Arena.
Hungary has never won previous 4 away games and has conceded in last 6 away games.
ESTONIA TEAM NEWS
None of Estonia’s current squad play in top European leagues, although midfielder Sander Puri does play for Irish club Waterford. Former Liverpool defender and national team captain Ragnar Klavan has been left out of the squad, as have a number of other players with over 100 caps, like fellow defenders Enar Jaager and Dmitri Kruglov. Attackers Ats Purje and Henri Anier, both with over 10 international goals could start after being left on the bench against Finland.
HUNGARY TEAM NEWS
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Peter Gulasci is in the squad, although fellow keeper Adam Kovacsik is injured. Uncapped trio David Grof, Botond Barath, and Filip Holender could all make appearances, whilst RB Leipzig defender Willi Orban could add to the first cap he picked up against Greece.
Estonia vs Hungary Prediction
Both teams are in extreme poor run of form and there are enough statistics to suggest their inability to win football games. Hungary did bag a win against Greece in this group, yet their away form is one of the worst having lost to the likes of Andorra and Luxembourg not long ago. On the other hand, Estonia are on a five match losing streak across all venues.