Austria will face their neighbour Hungary in the first match of Group F of Euro 2016 at the Stade de Bordeaux on Monday. Austria will be looking forward to show the world why they have been labelled as the dark horse of Euro 2016.
Hungary on the other hand, have never won a game in the Euro Cup since 1964 (the last victory came against Denmark and that too in the game for the third place). They will be featuring in the European Championship after 44 years.
These two sides have played 137 games against each other and Hungary have the upper hand with 66 wins. Austria will look to add to their tally of 40 wins against Hungary in Bordeaux on Tuesday.
Austria have evolved as one of the powerhouses of European football and they are likely to give the contenders of Euro 2016, a run for their money. One may not get surprised if Austria even finish the Euro 2016 group stage at the top of the points table, above Portugal and Hungary.
Looking at Austria's current run of form (nine-match unbeaten streak), they will have an edge over Hungary on Tuesday. Austria host an array of stars like David Alaba, Christian Fuchs, Marko Arnautovic, Marc Janko and coach Marcel Koller has confirmed that all the players are fit and ready to go out there and play their best football in Euro 2016.
"Everyone's fit. We've had a great preparation period and I think it's time to finally get started. We hope to really be able to play as we want; of course there will be a few nerves but we hope we can quickly find our best playing style," Koller was quoted as saying by the official website of UEFA.
"Hungary are very strong at the back. They also attack very well and are good on the counter. Clearly I'm familiar with the history [of the fixture]. You could say it's a sort of derby."
Hungary manager Bernd Storck knows the importance of this game and stated that it is almost like a derby match for them. A win against Austria in the opening match of their campaign will give them a major boost for the rest of Euro 2016.
"This is a historic game – to be here [facing Austria] after such a long time. We also have to score. We want to win and we have to score. This is very important for us. [A victory] would be unbelievable – it's the first game and it would be a miracle coming against the favourites [for this match], Austria," Storck said.
"It would also be fantastic for the upcoming games. It would give us confidence for the next match and it would be amazing."
Where to Watch Live
Austria vs Hungary Group F game of Euro 2016 is set to begin at 6 p.m. local time (9.30 p.m. IST, 5 p.m. BST, 12 p.m. ET). All the live streaming and TV information is below.
India: TV: Sony Six/HD and Sone ESPN/HD. Live Streaming: Sonyliv.
France: TV: Bein Sports 1 and 2. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Austria: ZDF, HRT 2, ORF 1. Live Streaming: ORF TV.
Hungary: M4 Sports.
Poland: Polsat Sport 2 HD, Belarus 5, TV P1. Live Streaming: TVP Sport.
Slovakia: TV: HRT and STV.
USA: TV: ESPN 2 and ESPN 3. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
Canada: TV: TSN and RDS. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
Australia: TV: Bein Sports and SBS One. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Germany: TV: ZDF and ORF.
Latin America: TV: DirecTV.
China and Hong Kong: TV: CCTV and LeTV.
Thailand: TV: Channel 3.
Singapore: TV: Eleven Singapore and Singtel. Live Streaming: Singtel Go.
Malaysia: TV: Astro.
Middle East and North Africa: TV: Bein Sports Max. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: TV: SuperSport 3. Live Streaming: SuperSport.