Hungary emerged victorious in the only previous tie between the two nations in 2009 which condemned Moldova to relegation and two years in Zone Group III. Moldova will be out for revenge.
Moldova survived a relegation playoff last year in their first year back in Zone Group II and will be hoping to start 2013 with a win.
Hungary will be competing in Group II for a tenth consecutive year. During those 10 years they have been in three relegation clashes and three promotion matches. They will be hoping for a fourth promotion chance in 2013.