International Friendlies – Hungary vs Uruguay Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Hungary vs Uruguay kick off? Friday 15th November, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Hungary vs Uruguay being played? Puskás Aréna

What TV channel is Hungary vs Uruguay on? VTV (Uruguay), M4 Sports (Hungary)

Where can I stream Hungary vs Uruguay? DAZN (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), vera+ (Uruguay)

Where can I get tickets for Hungary vs Uruguay? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

HUNGARY

  • Hungary are coming off a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan in their most recent match – a result that ended a three-game losing streak for the Magyar squad. Marco Rossi was in the hot seat prior to that win, and Hungary will face this game knowing they have a key EURO 2020 qualifier match next week against Wales.
  • Hungary shouldn’t have absences ahead of this match, but considering both the strength of the opposition and the upcoming fixture against Wales, then Rossi could very well rotate the side. The team’s priority will be the fixture against Wales, as it might decide their presence in the European Championships next year.

Expected Starting XI: Péter Gulácsi; Ádám Lang, Botond Baráth, Gergo Lovrencsics, Bernabás Bese; Ádám Nagy, István Kóvacs; Balázs Dzsudzsák, Roland Sallai, Roland Varga; Ádám Szalai

URUGUAY

  • Los Charruas are coming off a two-game undefeated run against Peru this past month; they won 1-0 at home but drew 1-1 on the road in their most recent contest. Uruguay might have been eliminated in the 2019 Copa America quarter-finals, but they still enter this contest on a thrilling run of form – they are yet to lose in 11 matches during this calendar year (W7, D4).
  • Manager Oscar Washington Tabarez is without several players due to injury. Nahitán Nandez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Jonathan Rodríguez and Darwin Núñez have all been ruled out through injury, and star centre-back José María Giménez wasn’t even included on the squad since he hasn’t recovered yet. At the very least, Uruguay will be able to feature the dynamic duo of Suarez and Cavani up front for the first time since the 2019 Copa America.

Expected Starting XI: Fernando Muslera; Martín Cáceres, Diego Godín, Sebastián Coates, Diego Laxalt (Matías Viña); Gastón Pereiro, Rodrigo Bentancur, Lucas Torreira, Brian Lozano; Edinson Cavani, Luis Suárez

THE PREDICTION

Uruguay should be massive favourites entering this contest. The striker duo of Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani should be too much for the Hungarian defence to handle, and the hosts are expected to field an alternative squad as well. Plus, the recent form should give the CONMEBOL giants an edge as well. While Uruguay arrive into this match-up carrying an 11-game undefeated streak, Hungary own a W4, L4 record in 2019. La Celeste should get the job done here.

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