Betting on Hungarian Football
The Nemzeti Bajnokság I sits at the top of the league pyramid in Hungarian football. The 12-team league then feeds down into the Nemzeti Bajnokság II. The next tier, which is the Nemzeti Bajnokság III, is split into three divisions. Promotion and relegation systems operate between all of these interconnected divisions.
Aside from league competition, there is a Hungarian Cup and Super Cup, and also an active women's league. Completing the set is the men's and women's national teams. Our Hungarian football odds comparison tool covers all elite-level competitions in Hungary, as well as Hungarian teams competing in European and international competitions.
Hungary Football Odds
The Hungarian leagues used to be a hotbed of footballing talent, but for now those days are gone. And no longer do Hungarian teams challenge on the European stage as they did back in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Nemzeti Bajnokság I is the elite league in domestic Hungarian football, and is played as is usual in Europe between August and May. However, the league is currently ranked as only the 36th highest in Europe by UEFA, which seriously affects Hungarian teams' route into European competition.
Ferencváros dominate domestic football in Hungary, and in the most recently completed 2018/19 season, the club claimed its 30th title. However, in the last 7 completed campaigns, five different sides have claimed the league title, revealing the Hungarian league to be a difficult one to predict in terms of what to back on betting coupons.
Hungarian Football History
Hungary has a long and established reputation in the sport of football, and in many ways can count itself unlucky that is has never possessed a world champion. Back in the 1930s, 40s and 50s the country boasted one of the finest sides in the world, and finished as runners-up in the FIFA World Cup both in 1938 and 1954. Who knows what would have happened if the World Cup hadn't stopped for a number of years due to the Second World War?
There are many who feel that Hungary should have been the rightful winners of the 1954 World Cup – the team lost to West Germany 3-2 in the final. Of course no one can begrudge the fact the Germans won the match fair and square, but excluding that game, the Hungarians didn't lose a match between 1950 and 1956 – a run including 43 victories and 6 draws. That side became known as the 'Golden Team' or 'Magnificent Magyars', and featured the talents of József Bozsik, Sándor Kocsis and Ferenc Puskás, the latter of whom is considered one of the greatest players to ever play the game.
Hungarian football has never got near to hitting those same heights since, and hasn't qualified for a FIFA World Cup since 1986. It is fair to say that Hungary possessed half the team it did back in the 50s, it would feature more heavily on betting coupons during qualification campaigns.
As of 2019, the Hungarian women's national team has yet to qualify for a major tournament.