Scotland vs Hungary Predicted line-ups and latest news, – June 23, 2024

Football news 23 june 2024, 06:48
Robert Sykes Dailysports's expert Robert Sykes
Scotland vs Hungary Predicted line-ups and latest news, – June 23, 2024 Photo: Sky Sports / Author unknown

Today the first matches of the final round of the group stage of the European Championship 2024 will start. The first play-off participants will be determined by the teams from Quartet A. Both matches of this group will start at the same time and one of them will be the meeting between Scotland and Hungary.

Scotland still have a theoretical chance to get out of the group from the second place. But for that they need to hope for a defeat to Switzerland in the match against Germany, and in today's match they will have to score as many goals as necessary for superiority over Nati on this indicator. Scotland's 1-5 defeat to Germany in the opening match could have serious consequences and they could miss the opportunity to qualify for the playoffs from the third place with such a big negative goal difference (-4).

Hungary will try to fight for the third place of their quartet, which could give them hope of making the playoffs. In their first match at the Euros, they lost to Switzerland (1-3), and afterwards they also failed to hold off the onslaught of tournament hosts Germany (0-2). Last time Hungary came out of the group in 2016, but then stopped at 1/8 finals.

Ahead of the game, Scotland head coach Steve Clarke said he hoped for a win, as they would then likely be in the playoffs.

"We definitely need to beat Hungary. We always knew the points we needed would come from these two games [against Switzerland and Hungary]. Right now we have one creditable point, which means that on the eve of the last match we have chances. I believe that if we get 3 points we will be in the playoffs".

In turn, Hungary coach Marko Rossi said that Scotland is quite a strong opponent and a difficult match awaits them.

"The Scots play with great dedication. They are real warriors. When they are together, they are a pretty tough team.

In some ways they are like us. We are that kind of team as well. Scotland plays a very strong defensive style. When they have to defend, they are unbelievable. Physically it's not easy to play against them, especially during standards. They are quite dangerous. It will be a difficult match for us".

For both teams this match will be of key importance, and the coaches will surely use their strongest players on the field. The Dailysports team has prepared information for you with the tentative starting lineups of the teams, according to the editorial team, based on the previous decisions of the coaches.

Predicted Scotland line-up

Gunn - McKenna, Hanley, Hendry - Robertson, McGregor, Gilmore, Ralston - McTominay - McGinn, Adams

Predicted Hungary line-up

Gulaci - Dardai, Orban, Fiola - Kerkez, Schafer, Nagy, Bolla - Sallai, Soboslai - Varga

Recall that the match will take place already today at 21:00 СЕТ. Dailysports team has prepared for you information where you can watch this match in your country.

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