Northern Ireland have yet to lose a Group F home game and victory here will see them seal a berth in their first major tournament in 30 years. Hungary, though, have not been defeated on the road in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.
• Dániel Tőzsér is suspended after accumulating three bookings. The following players are a yellow card away from a ban: Chris Brunt, Kyle Lafferty, Connor McLaughlin (Northern Ireland), Balázs Dzsudzsák, Roland Juhász and Leandro (Hungary).
• Late goals from Niall McGinn and Kyle Lafferty secured a 2-1 win for Northern Ireland as they overcame Hungary in Budapest in their opening Group F game.
• That was Northern Ireland's first win in five meetings with Hungary; their record against their guests now reads W1 D0 L4 (W0 D0 L3 in Belfast – W1 D0 L1 in Hungary).
• The sides' most recent encounter at Windsor Park was a friendly on 19 November 2008, Erwin Koeman's Hungary beating Nigel Worthington's home side 2-0 with Sándor Torghelle (57) and Zoltán Gera (71) on target.
• Northern Ireland went top of Group F with a 3-1 win in the Faroe Islands on Friday and are unbeaten at home in the section (W2 D1). They have not made it through a qualifying tournament unbeaten in Belfast since they won all five of their UEFA EURO 2008 home games.
• Hungary have yet to lose on the road in this section (W2 D1) and stretched their unbeaten run to six group games in Friday's 0-0 draw with Romania – Bernd Storck's first match as coach.
Trivia and links
• Hungary's Zoltán Gera played alongside three Northern Ireland players during his time in England: Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion FC, 2011–14), Chris Baird (Fulham FC, 2008–11) and Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion FC, 2007–08 and 2011–14),
• Hungary goalkeeper Gábor Kiraly rubbed shoulders with Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Aaron Hughes at Aston Villa FC (2006–07).
• Hungary forward Tamás Priskin won his 50th cap in Friday's meeting with Romania.
• The nations' first meeting at any level was in the 1954 FIFA Youth Tournament – Hungary winning 7-2 in West Germany on 13 April.
• The nations' only previous meetings in UEFA age-group competitions ended in a win and a draw for Hungary; they prevailed 2-1 in Lurgan in November 2002, then drew 0-0 at the same venue in October the following year.
• The only meetings between the nations' clubs in UEFA competition came in the 2014/15 season, when Debreceni VSC eliminated Ciftonville FC 2-0 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round.
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