Germany aren’t known to be the strongest when it comes to the UEFA Nations League, but they can take control of Group A3 when they get to host Hungary on Match Day 5. They go into this game placed second with six points, one behind leaders in the group, Hungary. The first meeting between these two sides ended 1-1 in Hungary as Jonas Hofmann quickly cancelled out Zsolt Nagy’s opener for Hungary. So here the Germans come, looking to build on their biggest ever win in the Nations League, a 5-2 victory over Italy. One area of improvement for Germany will be in defence; they have managed just three clean sheets in the last 10 matches, and both sides have scored in all their last five matches. Germany are however undefeated in their last 13 matches.
This is a tight group, and Hungary will feel it; they have to win their remaining two matches to advance to the semis. Home and away wins over England would give the impression they have what it takes, but a loss to Italy and a home draw with Germany indicate things might change very quickly. They will hope to build on their impressive 4-0 win away against England and the fact that they’ve hit the back of the net in each of their last five matches. Three times in the last five matches, they’ve kept clean sheets, and have only conceded more than a goal in one of their last 10 matches. They’ve failed to score two times in the last 10 matches.
Hungary have the head start in this group, leading with two games to play, but the two games are against teams in contention for a place in the semi-finals. Germany will be eyeing a win at home to take them top but even with a 13-game unbeaten run, they will know Hungary is a tough one. The two nations have proven good in attack, and we will back them both to score.