Hungary v Australia World Cup Betting Tips
Hungary v Australia Top Betting Tips
Australia/draw double chance at $1.44 with Bet365
Both teams to score at $2.05 with Centrebet
1-1 correct score at $6.50 with William Hill
Aaron Mooy to score at $5.80 with Unibet
When Australia lost 4-1 to Norway in Bert van Marwijk’s first game in charge the Dutchman must have wondered what he’d got himself into. Knowing that his job with the Socceroos was only a short term one, he could have held his hands up and though that this was a team who could not be saved.
That, however, would not be in keeping with the reputation of the man who took his home country to the World Cup final in 2010 and engineered a path to Russia for Saudi Arabia.
Van Marwijk got to work instantly and was rewarded by a battling performance from his players in the 0-0 draw against Colombia. More hard work in a competitive pre-World Cup training camp in Turkey made it even clearer to the Socceroos players what their new manager expects of them and that work was vindicated by last week’s 4-0 win over the Czech Republic.
Since that triumph, van Marwijk has finalised his squad for the World Cup. His players have one more chance to stake their claim for a starting berth against France when they face Hungary in Budapest on Saturday. Can the Socceroos pick up where they left off?
Socceroos to Secure Another Positive Result
The Czech Republic are not going to the World Cup but that should not take anything away from the quality of Australia’s performance last week. The Czechs came into the match with five wins from six and nobody was expecting them to be blown away by the Socceroos in such style.
Hungary’s form is not quite as strong but they do have the advantage of playing at home. The Budapest crowd know that there’s very little on the line but the team are intent on ironing out the problems they faced in World Cup qualifying before the UEFA Nations League gets underway next season.
The home side will look to take the game to Australia whenever possible and, if the Czech Republic match was anything to go by, the Socceroos are ready to respond in kind.
Those who expected an overly defensive approach from van Marwijk were surprised by their performance in Austria and that the squad he’s taking to Russia which is a little top heavy.
With the prospect of an entertaining match, a bet on both teams to score should be pretty safe at $2.05 with Centrebet. When it comes to the outcome, we think the Socceroos will be able to come through a tough test and so a bet on the Australia/draw double chance looks solid at $1.44 with Bet365.
If you’re looking for a correct score bet, the 1-1 draw is tempting at $6.50 with William Hill. While both teams are keen to win, nobody is going to risk picking up an injury so the teams could well settle for a low scoring draw.
Mooy can Shine Again in Deep Lying Playmaker Role
The Socceroos players now know exactly what van Marwijk expects of them. They know that they’ll approach the World Cup with a 4-2-3-1 formation that puts a big emphasis on pace out wide and the work rate of the two holding midfielders.
For a long time it was assumed that Mile Jedinak and Massimo Luongo were nailed on to start in the heart of midfield but the performance of Aaron Mooy in one of the deeper roles against the Czech Republic has shaken things up.
The Huddersfield midfielder pulled the strings against the Czechs and will surely get the chance to prove his worth in that role once again. He won’t shy from getting forwards when possible either and could well pop up with a goal at $5.80 with Unibet.