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Austria vs Hungary, Euro 2016: Preview, prediction and possible XI

International Business Times logo International Business Times 14-06-2016 Arunava Ray
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Austria take on Hungary in the Euro 2016 clash at the Nouveau Stade Bordeaux in France on Tuesday, 14 June.

Overview

Both teams embark on what would be the first ever Habsburg derby in an international tournament. Austria, buoyed by the presence of their talisman, David Alaba, will be seeking victory over their arch rivals, along with Stoke City's Marko Arnautovic, who has been in brilliant form this season.

Basel's Marc Janko is another player to look out for in the Austria squad, which should have enough to get over Hungary, who progressed into the tournament following a difficult qualifier against Norway. This is the first time that Austria have actually qualified for the Euros, having made their way into the group stages of the 2008 version of the tournament owing to them being co-hosts.

Meanwhile, Hungary has seen better times than the ones facing them now, with a squad lacking a marquee player and in youthfulness. Zoltan Gera, now 37, will be the one to lead them forward while a few youngsters by the likes of Adam Nagy and Adam Lang will be given the opportunity to see Austria out, who will be on them from the first whistle.

Prediction

  • Austria to win

Team news

Austria

Possible XI: Almer, Suttner, Wimmer, Pordl, Fuchs, Baumgartlinger, Junuzovic, Sabitzer, Alaba, Arnautovic, Janko

Hungary

Possible XI: Kiraly, Fiola, Lang, Guzmics, Kadar, Nagy, Pinter, Kleinheisler, Lovrencsis, Gera, Dzsudzsak

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