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EURO 2024 Action Continues with Hungary vs Switzerland Showdown

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Clash of the Titans in Cologne

As EURO 2024’s excitement escalates, Hungary and Switzerland are set to battle it out at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, following an electrifying start to the tournament by host nation Germany against Scotland. With a strong representation of Premier League talent on the field, the stage is set for an enthralling encounter.

Premier League Stars to Watch

Bournemouth’s Milos Kerkez and Liverpool’s Dominik Szoboszlai are ready to shine for Hungary, alongside Sunderland’s Callum Styles. Switzerland counters with a formidable lineup including Manchester City’s Manuel Akanji, Newcastle’s Fabian Schar, and a host of former Premier League stalwarts such as Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka.

Dark Horses vs Established Contenders

The Hungarian team, often seen as underdogs, have previously stunned England in the Nations League and are looking to surpass their historical Last 16 ceiling since 1972. Switzerland, with recent successes in the Round of 16 and quarter-finals, are not to be underestimated.

Path to the Tournament

Hungary’s impressive undefeated run led them to top Group G, while Switzerland secured their spot by finishing second in Group I. Both teams head into their EURO 2024 opener without significant injury woes, ready to unleash their full squads.

Key Players to Make an Impact

Hungary’s captain Dominik Szoboszlai enters the fray on the back of a stellar season with Liverpool, while Swiss skipper Granit Xhaka carries his triumphant momentum from Bayer Leverkusen’s historic Bundesliga title win. Both midfield maestros are set to play pivotal roles for their nations.

Historical Head-to-Head

In their 46 encounters, Hungary historically holds the upper hand with 30 wins. However, Switzerland has dominated recent matchups, claiming victory in all three of their latest meetings. As they prepare to face off for the first time in the Euros, the scales could tip in either direction.

Match Prediction and Fantasy Football

With both teams evenly matched, a draw seems a likely outcome for this highly anticipated game. Football fans can also elevate their EURO 2024 experience by engaging in fantasy football and other interactive games throughout the tournament.

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