Although perhaps not the most glamorous fixture, there is the historical and local rivalry aspect to this match that adds to the interest.
Austria have made some significant progress in the last few years and had a hugely impressive record in qualifying for the finals, finishing well ahead of Russia and Sweden in their group. As a result, they’ve been priced as live outsiders in some Euro 2016 betting offers. It’s perhaps surprising that the Austria v Hungary betting odds are not more in favour of the Austrians given just how convincing they were in qualifying.
The one world class player in the Austrian ranks is David Alaba. He’s usually deployed in a defensive position by Bayern Munich, but is very much seen as a midfielder under Austria’s Swiss coach Marcel Koller. Marc Janko is a goal every other game striker for Austria and Marko Arnautovic is always capable of something unpredictable.
Hungary do look one of the weaker teams at Euro 2016 and they were perhaps a tad fortunate to have been drawn in a weak qualifying group that enabled them to finish third and have a crack at the play-offs. Credit where it’s due, as they saw off the more fancied Norway to book their place in France, but it’s difficult to envisage them going beyond the group stage.
German coach Bernd Storck’s key player is probably his captain, Balázs Dzsudzsák, but it’s difficult to see them winning any of their games at Euro 2016.
Austria do look the better team and should be full of confidence, so backing them for the victory is worth considering with any Austria v Hungary free bets.