Germany vs Hungary: Preview, Lineups and Predictions

Germany vs Hungary EURO 2024
Germany vs Hungary EURO 2024

We’ve arrived at the second round of fixtures in the group stage, meaning Euro 2024 followers have now seen every team play once. Germany thrashed Scotland 5-1 in the opening ceremony and now turn their attention to the challenge of Hungary on matchday two. The locals are expected to win and secure an important three points to keep fans onside, and betting traders believe Germany will get the desired result without too much fuss. Are we watching another host nation’s European champion in the making?

To give themselves the best possible chance of winning Euro 2024 on their patch, Germany knows they must progress as Group A winners and claim three points against Hungary, which would secure their passage. But the Hungarians also hold lofty ambitions and know all the pressure is on their opponents. The game is a real chance for Hungary to fly under the radar before delivering a blow to Germany’s grand plans. Which team will secure the three points? Keep reading for our preview and predictions.

  • Location: Stuttgart
  • Stadium: Stuttgart Arena
  • Date: 19 June 2024
  • Kick-Off Time: 18:00 CEST (17:00 BST)
  • Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
  • VAR: Rob Dieperink (NED)

Germany Team News

This German squad still must convince fans they are the real deal and good enough to win Euro 2024. Germany enters as the competition’s most successful team alongside the Spanish. Still, this summer gives the host nation a great opportunity to lift the title once more and set a new record, leaving Spain in their shadow.

Germany Football Team goal
Source: BTA

Germany showed their strengths when hammering Scotland 5-1 on Friday evening, and it could’ve been more. The game was over as a contest by half-time, with Steve Clarke’s men shellshocked. Goals from Wirtz, Musiala, Havertz, Fullkrug, and Can be more than enough to secure the best start possible, but there’s more to come.

Hungary Team News

Does Hungary have any chance of beating Germany, landing three points, and blowing the race for Group A wide open? They certainly have their work cut out against the home nation and are one of the early favourites to lift the trophy, but Hungary is no pushover. They qualified for Euro 2024 and are here on merit.

Dominik Szoboszlai
Source: BTA

Hungary lost its opening game of Group A to Switzerland by a 3-1 scoreline. They were expected to be competitive in that game but were beaten by a better, more organised, and more ambitious opponent. We must see serious improvement in this game, or they could quickly slip to a 0-2-0 record in Germany.

Germany vs Hungary H2H Record and Key Numbers

Followers of our Euro 2024 previews and predictions will already know I love the stats and trends. You’d be surprised how often following the stats leads to a strong prediction and a good bet. But what can we take from the facts and figures ahead of Germany and Hungary’s second game? The H2H certainly makes for interesting reading.

Since 2001, Germany and Hungary have met seven times previously, and the results suggest we’re in for another competitive 90 minutes. Germany enjoys a slender advantage over Hungary, with three wins to two. The pair has also produced a couple of draws. The most recent pairing ended in a typically close match, with Hungary winning 1-0 on the road. Could we see another shock result in this renewal?

Possible Lineups

  • Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Kimmich, Tah, Rudiger, Mittelstadt – Andrich, Kroos – Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz – Havertz
  • Hungary (3-4-2-1): Gulacsi – Orban, Lang, Szalai – Bolla, Nagy, Schafer, Kerkez – Sallai, Szoboszlai – Varga

Where to Watch Germany vs Hungary Euro 2024 – TV and Online Live Streaming

Do you plan to follow the play from the Stuttgart Arena? You can watch all the action live on the BBC and BBC iPlayer. Fans in Germany can watch the game live on ARD Das Erste. In Hungary, the match will be live on M4 Sport.


Hungary was victorious the last time these sides met, but I’m going for the locals to claim their revenge. Many average and armchair football fans will expect a big win for the home team, but past meetings show Germany will get nothing cheap against Hungary. Back a German win with both teams on the scoresheet for a nice price.

More betting tips and odds from bookmakers could be found on our Germany vs Hungary predictions page.

Frank Monkhouse
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