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          Republic of Ireland vs Hungary: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

          The Republic of Ireland host Hungary at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday in an international friendly. Hungary look to build on their good form going into the European Championships this summer, whereas Ireland look for a big win before another summer without tournament football.

          • Ireland and Hungary to draw @ 2/1 on CopyBet
          • Under 1 goal @ 11/10 on CopyBet
          • Only one team to score @ 9/10 on CopyBet

          These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

          Date: 04/06/2024

          Kick off time: 19:45

          Location: Aviva Stadium

          Hungary were one of the stand out performers in the qualifying stage of the Euros and will aim to come into the tournament off the back of wins. Ireland, on the other hand, failed to reach another tournament and just look to win on home soil.

          Ireland were drawn into a tough qualifying group for the European Championships. Group B consisted of France, the Netherlands, Greece and Gibraltar. In eight games, Ireland picked up two wins and six losses, leaving them on six points, seven points from the Play-offs and 12 points from qualification.

          The Boys in Green have only made it to the Euros on three occasions, with the last appearance coming in 2016 where they had their best finish, exiting at the Round of 16. Ireland won’t compete this summer but do have a good shot of qualifying as a host nation in 2028.

          Hungary, on the other hand, were one of the most impressive sides in qualifying. In a group with Serbia, Montenegro, Lithuania and Bulgaria, Hungary picked up five wins and three draws in eight games, leaving them on 18 points, four points ahead of second-place Serbia.

          The Tricolours will compete in Group A at the Euros along with Germany, Scotland and Switzerland. Here Hungary look to replicate their historic runs at the Euros that includes a third place in 1964 and a fourth place in 1972.

          Ireland and Hungary have met 12 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1934. A draw is the most common outcome in this fixture with six draws so far, with Hungary then picking up four wins and Ireland picking up two wins.

          The last five games between the two sides have seen three draws and two wins for Ireland. However, this fixture usually sees just one side on the scoresheet, with only one of the last six games having only side scoring.

          Team News

          Republic of Ireland Team News

          John O’Shea has a similar team to the one he last called up in March, however, Nathan Collins and Chiedozie Ogbene are both ruled out due to injury.

          Hungary Team News

          Marco Rossi will continue with the stars who excelled during qualifiers, including the likes of Dominik Szoboszlai, Roland Sallai and Barnabas Varga, along with the likes of Milos Kerkez and Willi Orban who impressed for their club sides this season.

          Ireland and Hungary to draw @ 2/1 on CopyBet

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          Under 1 goal @ 11/10 on CopyBet

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          In their last five games in all competitions, Ireland have one win, one draw and three losses.

          The visit from Greece saw Ireland behind at the halftime whistle through goals from Giorgos Giakoumakis and Giorgos Masouras. Ireland did have more of the possession and five shots on target but were unable to convert any of them and had to settle for a 2 - 0 loss.

          Ireland bounced back with a big win over Gibraltar. Evan Ferguson opened the scoring in the eighth minute and Michael Johnston doubled the lead before halftime. Matt Doherty and Callum Robinson added their names to the scoresheet in the second half to give Ireland the 4 - 0 win.

          However, the trip to Amsterdam was one to forget for Ireland. Wout Weghorst scored the only goal of the game in the 11th minute to give the Netherlands the 1 - 0 win with Ireland having just three shots with only one on target.

          An international friendly with Belgium saw Ireland again only register one shot on target, though in 11 attempts this time. Belgium didn’t have a much better showing, only registering two shots on target and both sides played out a 0 - 0 draw.

          The last time out for Ireland was against Switzerland in another international friendly. Xherdan Shaquiri scored the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute to give Switzerland the 1 - 0 win.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Hungary have three wins and two draws.

          The trip to Lithuania saw Hungary on the back foot at the break as both Fedor Cernych and Pijus Sirvys scored for Lithuania to give them the 2 - 0 lead. However, a penalty from Szoboszlai and a late goal from Varga rescued a 2 - 2 draw for Hungary.

          It was another 2 - 2 draw for Hungary, this time a heated clash against Bulgaria. Martin Adam gave Hungary the lead in the tenth minute but Spas Delev equalised for Bulgaria before halftime but Valentin Antov was sent off for Bulgaria before the halftime whistle. Kerkez was sent off before the hour mark for Hungary and evened it out and a penalty from Kiril Despodov gave Bulgaria the lead. However, a 97th minute own goal from Aleks Petkov grabbed a 2 - 2 draw for Hungary.

          Hungary were back to winning ways against Montenegro. Slobodan Rubezic gave Montenegro the lead in the 36th minute but a brace from Szoboszlai and a late goal from Adam Nagy in the second half gave Hungary the 3 - 1 win.

          The first March international friendly saw Hungary take on Turkey. A penalty from Szoboszlai just minutes into the second half gave Hungary the 1 - 0 win despite Turkey having more of the possession and more shots on target.

          The most recent outing for Hungary was against Kosovo in another friendly. Szoboszlai and Zsolt Nagy both scored in the second half to give Hungary the 2 - 0 win.

          Footy Accumulators Prediction

          Despite the blazing hot form of Hungary in the qualifiers, they’re unlikely to make a big splash against Ireland who are improving steadily. Ireland 0 - 0 Hungary

          Where to watch

          The Republic of Ireland vs Hungary will be shown on Premier Sports 1 in the U.K. but the game can also be followed online on Sky Sports or BBC Sport.