With an unbeaten run in the UEFA Nations League, Russia will maintain their current form when they welcome Hungary. The match schedules for Wednesday night with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
Group B3 is currently buzzing with a series of impressive performances for the sides. Russia came off a 1-1 draw against Turkey in their last outing. On the other hand, Hungary enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Serbia last Sunday.
Russia recorded three wins in their last three matches before traveling to Turkey for their 1-1 draw. It marked their first draw in the 2020-21 championship. Stanislav Cherchesov’s men will be keen on extending their lead this Wednesday.
Anton Miranchuk was the savior of the day after breaking the deadlock for Russia when the side went into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead. Kenan Karaman responded with an equalizer forcing both sides to share their spoils.
Despite a failure to extend their lead in the UEFA Nations League, Cherchesov is currently one point clear in the Group B3. The side managed to get seven points from a possible nine so far in the competition.
Hungary head into the Wednesday match coming off back to back wins in the competition. The side managed to secure a narrow 1-0 win over Serbia in their most recent round of fixtures in the competition.
Russia vs. Hungary Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other, with Russia taking home four wins while Hungary without any win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Russia 1-1 Turkey
Russia 1-2 Sweden
Hungary 2-3 Russia
Russia 3-1 Serbia
San Marino 0-5 Russia
Serbia 0-1 Hungary
Bulgaria 1-3 Hungary
Hungary 2-3 Russia
Turkey 0-1 Hungary
Wales 2-0 Hungary
Russia Team News
Right-back Mario Fernandez tested positive for coronavirus and had to withdraw from the rest of the squad. It means that Vyacheslav Karavayev will look to start on the defense this Wednesday. Valencia winger Cheryshev came off the bench following their 1-1 draw to Turkey, thus pushing for a start.
Hungary Team News
Rossi will be without two critical players in his squad, including Peter Gulacsi and Roland Sallai, who returned to their respective teams ahead of the Bundesliga’s start. Silvester Hangya recently withdrew from the starting XI after reporting minor injuries sustained during their clash with Serbia.
Prediction and Odds
Hungary head into the match without few key players against an in-form Russian side proving to maintain their record.
Goals Over 2.5
Away: No Score