The match between Hungary and Romania is more than a fixture with the potential of deciding the team to qualify for the World Cup. The rivalry between the two countries is huge and incidents unrelated to football have escalated the tension and promise to turn the heat up a notch in Budapest.

Match: Hungary vs Romania

Bet: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: Sportingbet 2.30

With Hungarian ethnic minorities in Romania stepping up their efforts for autonomy, and reckless Rapid Bucharest fans burning down the Hungarian flag during a domestic game, the tension is considerable. It is expected to peak when the two teams meet in Budapest for a match that would give the winning side the upper hand in the race for qualification. Both teams have won against Turkey and lost by the same 1-4 score to the Netherlands and their best chance is to advance from the second place.

Neither team can brag about an impenetrable defense and although some of the strikers play in  prestigious European championships, none are in great form. The truth is that neither Hungary nor Romania are world-class material and despite seemingly promising results both teams are much weaker than their look. This game will be played without fans, as Hungarian supporters were accused of racist remarks and banned by FIFA for one match.

BetPal Tip:

What would normally be a bland and uninspiring game between two second tier teams, could easily turn into a scoring festival. Yellow cards galore and even red ones should be expected, as football unrelated incidents can still have a negative impact on the pitch. Sporting Bet offers odds of 2.30 for more than 2.5 goals to be scored and punters regardless of affiliation should take advantage of them.