September 23 in Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena, the German national team will play against the national team of Hungary in the 5th round of the League of Nations Division A. The start is at 18:45 GMT.
Nations League 2022-23
The match for first place in Group A3 of the UEFA Nations League will take place at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. Germany are looking to extend their 13-match unbeaten streak.
A victory for Die Mannschaft would see them reach the semi-finals for the first time, although after this clash they will have an away trip to old enemies in England.
Hansi Flick’s wards will certainly be confident that they will achieve a good result, since the four-time world champions have not lost at home since its inception.
However, there is a recurring theme of draws at home in the Nations League, which they really can’t afford here, but with four (1-1) draws also in their last five caps, goal problems could hamper the drive to top.
It’s unlikely that Group leaders Hungary have any reason to believe they can handle the disappointment, despite the chances of finishing first in a group of three former World Cup winners.
Ranked at just 37th in the world, England have beaten England twice in impressive fashion and have the best defense in the group, conceding just three times in their first four games.
The team are also unbeaten in their last two matches against Germany, including a 2-2 draw at the UEFA European Championship last year and another in the return match in June.
However, Hungary’s chances of winning seem slim as they have only had one win over Germany since 1985, which came in a friendly match in 2004.
As you know, with so much at stake, the visitors will take this victory incredibly seriously, and the victory will put them on the brink of a semi-final in a UEFA competition for the first time in 50 years.
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Players to watch
Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich has scored in three of his last four caps.
Hungary captain Adam Szalai will try to end his eight-match streak without scoring goals for the national team, but he scored in a 2-2 draw at Euro 2020.
Head to Head
Germany has a slight advantage over Hungary and has won 13 of the 36 matches played between the two teams. Hungary scored 11 victories over Germany and will try to close the gap in this match.
The previous meeting of the two teams took place in June of this year and ended in a draw (1:1).
Deutschland trifft in der UEFA Nations League am Freitag (20:45 Uhr, ZDF) in Leipzig auf Ungarn. 🇩🇪🇭🇺
Im aktuellen Stadionheft sprechen @TimoWerner und Niklas Süle über die Partie. 💬
— DFB-Team (@DFB_Team) September 22, 2022
|Germany win 1.29||Draw 6.40||Hungary win 12.00|
Germany have an impressive squad at their disposal, which has improved under Hansi Flick. A lot of players can be in shape on their day and will need to show their best in this game.
Hungary can get frustrated when they are at their best and will be determined to make the most of their experience. However, Germany is the favorite for this match.
Prediction for this match: Both Teams To Score – Yes.
- Germany win with (-1.5) handicap.
- Germany win + total over 2.5.