Gulácsi enjoying fine start to Bundesliga with Leipzig

Gulácsi enjoying fine start to Bundesliga with Leipzig

Having taken over as Hungary’s number one goalkeeper following the retirement of legendary figure Gábor Király at the age of 40 after Euro 2016, former Liverpool youngster Péter Gulácsi is certainly enjoying the start of the new Bundesliga campaign in Germany, with his Red Bull Leipzig side currently sitting in third place, having won two out of their opening three encounters. Gulácsi has been crucial to the team’s success so far, putting in another outstanding display, helping Leipzig earn a clean sheet in a 4-0 demolition of Hamburg.

Gulácsi never played a first team game during his time at Anfield, although several loan moves to the lower leagues in England certainly gave the goalkeeper the relevant experience, with an eventual move to Red Bull Salzburg allowing the 26-year-old to really make a name for himself. Gulácsi and his team mates in Germany will certainly be hoping to continue to surprise the rest of the division in the coming weeks, with an upcoming fixture at home to Champions League side Borussia Monchengladbach certain to test them to the limits. Having been promoted from the Bundesliga 2 at the end of last season, Leipzig are the 11/8 underdogs in the football betting at Coral football for the match.

Despite having just three international caps for Hungary to date, largely thanks to the dominance of Kiraly, Gulácsi will be hoping that his club form can help cement his place in the starting line-up for Bernd Storck’s side. Hungary face a difficult road to Russia 2018, with Switzerland and Euro 2016 winners Portugal once again the most feared opposition. As a result of such competition, Hungary are unsurprisingly the outsiders for qualification in the football betting with Coral.

Elsewhere, the latest FIFA world rankings show only a minor change for Hungary, who having struggled to a goalless draw with minnows the Faroe Islands, have dropped to 20th position, with South American side Costa Rica taking their place for now.