Bet of the day: Hungary a superb 7/4 to defeat Norway in 90 mins

Holly Thackeray | November 15, 2015

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Hungary shocked Norway with a 1-0 win and important away goal in the first leg
  • Only one team has qualified for the Euro finals after losing a first leg play-off
  • The Magical Magyars have lost just one of their last seven games

Hungary a sublime 7/4 price to beat Norway in normal time

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Bernd Storck’s Hungary boys ripped up the script by sinking Euro 2016 play-off opponents, and match favourites, Norway on Scandinavian soil. Yet, considering the Magical Magyars’ recent results, it should be no surprise.

With that in mind, the Central European side make Coral’s cracking bet of the day, with delicious odds of 7/4 to finish off the Norwegians in normal time of the second-leg.

Now favourites to beat the Nordic nation in Budapest, the Hungarians have lost just one of their last six home scuffles, so should make for defiant hosts. In fact, Storck’s side have also tasted defeat in only one of their past seven dust-ups, meaning guests Norway are in for a tough time.

Qualifying history in Hungary’s favour

Hungary also have history on their side as, since the play-offs began ahead of Euro 96, just one side have qualified for the finals after letting the first leg slip, which is not a promising omen for their visitors. The Hungarians, in front of boisterous home fans, then, have all the advantage.

Speaking ahead of the return, and his team’s chance of a repeat feat, confident Storck told press: “We are in a good position. We did a good job for Hungarian football.

“The recent victory was a great success, but in the home game we need to focus. The key to success was the team’s attitude, they are good performers.”

Team effort makes hosting Hungarians an enticing bet

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The Magical Magyars certainly showed spirit to shut-out their Scandinavian foes in Oslo, and that team ethic should see them rally once more, with eight separate goal scorers during qualifying highlighting how the Hungarians are so strong as a unit.

From former Crystal Palace custodian Gabor Kiraly, whose inspired keeping kept a clean sheet against Norway, to dangerous debutante Laszlo Kleinheisler, who smashed home the winner and vital away goal, the hosts have enough quality to catapult themselves to the France finals.


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