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England v Hungary betting tips: Three Lions seek routine win

| 12.10.2021
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Preview and odds for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier

England will bid to move a step closer to next winter’s World Cup in Qatar when they face Hungary at Wembley, so we look at the odds to find some England v Hungary betting tips.

Gareth Southgate’s men are top of Group I with 19 points from seven games, while Hungary’s hopes of reaching the finals are hanging by a thread after losing at home to Albania on Saturday.

Tuesday’s match, which takes place at Wembley, is live on Sky Sports and kicks off at 7.45pm.

England v Hungary match odds

England’s qualification for Qatar is almost a formality, as was their 5-0 win in Andorra on Saturday which stretched their unbeaten run in World Cup qualifiers to 28 games.

There was never a threat posed by the 156th-ranked side in the world and Southgate was able to rest big names like Harry Kane.

They won with ease thanks to goals from Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse and Jack Grealish, and are 1/6 to beat a struggling Hungary.

The Magyars suffered their second successive 1-0 defeat to Albania thanks to Chelsea’s Armando Broja, whose 79th-minute strike leaves Albania four points behind England with three games to play.

Hungary, who have failed to score in three of their last four games, were beaten 4-0 by England in Budapest last month and they are 22/1 to win at Wembley.

The draw, which has occurred twice in the last 14 meetings, is on offer at 6/1 in the England v Hungary betting tips.

England v Hungary head-to-head

England have not lost to Hungary since 1962 and have lost just once to the Magyars on home soil – the Ferenc Puskas-inspired visitors winning 6-3.

England eased to a 4-0 win on Hungarian turf last month although the encounter was largely overshadowed by racist abuse from a section of the home crowd

England have won their last eight home meetings with Hungary, five of them to nil, and it is 4/7 that they win and keep the visitors scoreless.

Four of the last five meetings saw three or more goals scored in total and it is 3/5 for this to be the case again.

Both sides scored in just three of the last 11 clashes and it is 4/9 that one or other side fails to score.

England v Hungary head-to-head

England are on a run of 12 successive World Cup qualifying victories on home soil and Hungary’s victory over Andorra last month represents their only victory in their last eight in all tournaments.

Southgate left most of his big hitters in reserve in Andorra so there are likely to be changes here. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is expected to replace Sam Johnstone, while Kane, Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount should all earn a recall.

Sterling, who grabbed England’s first goal 10 minutes into the second half in Budapest, is 21/10 to score at any time, while Kane is 8/15 in the same market and will be desperate to get among the goals again after a barren run in the Premier League.

Hungary, who will be forced into a defensive change as Endre Botka will miss the trip through suspension, are 17/4 to either win or draw the game on the Double Chance market.

View the latest World Cup qualifying odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham