England vs Hungary: Predictions, odds & betting tips
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having run out comfortable 4-0 winners in the reverse encounter, Al Hain-Cole expects the Three Lions to ease to victory over Rossi's men
England will be looking to take another step towards World Cup qualification when they welcome Hungary to Wembley on Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate’s men are four points clear at the top of Group I, having won six and drawn one of their seven matches so far.
England vs Hungary latest odds
Currently enjoying a 12-match winning streak in World Cup qualification on home turf, England are 1/6 (1.17) favourites with bet365 to extend that run to 13 with another victory here.
Hungary’s chances of reaching the play-offs were dealt a major blow by their 1-0 home defeat against Albania on Saturday but they can be backed at 14/1 (15.00) to resurrect some glimmer of hope by pulling off a shock win in London.
Just one of the 12 previous meetings between these two sides has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 6/1 (7.00) on them playing out a stalemate in this one.
England vs Hungary first goalscorer
Kept on the bench during the 5-0 win in Andorra, Harry Kane is the 9/4 (3.25) favourite to open the scoring on his return to the line-up, while Raheem Sterling is available at 4/1 (5.00) after breaking the deadlock in the reverse encounter.
With main striker Adam Szalai out injured, Daniel Salloi and Roland Sallai are the visitors’ equal 22/1 (23.00) front runners to silence the home crowd with a surprise opener for the away team.
England vs Hungary preview
Having taken seven points from the first available nine in Group I, Marco Rossi’s team were disappointed to lose 4-0 in the reverse encounter against this opposition in Budapest.
It is fair to say that the wheels have come off their qualification bid since then, with a narrow 2-1 home win over Andorra sandwiched between damaging defeats against play-off rivals Albania.
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Those two strikes against Andorra – one from the penalty spot – are Hungary’s only goals in the last four matches, while they have now gone seven games without a clean sheet.
England vs Hungary betting tips & predictions
With the Three Lions back to full strength and boasting an intimidating home record in qualifiers, odds of 13/10 (2.30) seem generous on them beating this opposition by at least three clear goals once again.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.