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Euro 2016 Play-off, second leg - preview and odds: Hungary vs. Norway


Published on: 15/11/2015

Euro 2016 Play-off, second leg - preview and odds: Hungary vs. Norway

November 15, 2015 20:45pm - Groupama Arena

Euro 2016 Qualifier - Play-off

Hungary grabbed a crucial lead in the first leg against Norway thanks to an away goal from first team debutant László Kleinheisler, and moved one step closer to their first major tournament in nearly 30 years.

Hungary take slender lead into home leg

Norway may have dominated possession and created the most chances but it was Hungary who grabbed the only goal of the game in the first leg on Thursday night. A smart finish from László Kleinheisler and an inspired goal keeping performance from veteran stopper Gábor Kiraly put Bernd Storck’s men in the driving seat ahead of Sunday’s reverse fixture. They will now look to finish the job in front of their home crowd in Budapest.

Hungary last qualified for a major tournament in 1986 when they featured at the FIFA World Cup in Mexico. With so much riding on this game, the atmosphere should be suitably tense and exciting.

Norway could make changes

Norway may have felt slightly unfortunate not to have at least earned a draw in the first leg on Thursday. However, they were unable to make the most of their chances and Hungary made them pay.

Team boss Per-Mathias Hogmo has hinted that he may make several changes for the second game and with just one goal separating the teams, Norway are by no means out of the picture.

Team news

The homes side will be without the suspended Zoltán Gera but will welcome back Roland Juhász from his ban.

Meanwhile the vistors could be without Vegard Forren whi is suffering from an infection.

Recent form (qualifiers)

Hungary: WLWDD

Norway: LLWWW

Betting odds and tips

Hungary are on the verge of returning to the elite football stage for the first time in nearly three decades and they have are taking a 1-0 lead into a second leg in front of their home crowd. You can back the homes side to win the second leg in 90 minutes at 21/10 with Bet365.

Published on: 15/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (15/11/2015 12:56:49) but are subject to change.