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England vs Hungary betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions and odds


Hungary's victory over England ten days ago was their first in this fixture since the 1962 World Cup. They're now looking to win on English soil for the first time in 69 years, a 6-3 victory known as the 'match of the century'. The Three Lions have only lost two of their last 47 competitive home games, both coming in this competition against Spain and Denmark. 

England to win and both teams to score NO is 5/6.

England to win and under 2.5 goals is 2/1.

Harry Kane has 50 international goals to his name and has scored twice at Molineux for Tottenham. He is 7/2 to break the deadlock and 21/10 to add to his tally. 

Match preview

Can England climb off the bottom of Group A3 and get their UEFA Nations League campaign properly up and running?

Back on matchday one, the Three Lions began this four-game window with a lifeless 1-0 defeat at the Puskás Aréna.

Reece James conceding a very soft penalty mid-way through the second half, with Dominik Szoboszlai smashing home the subsequent spot-kick.

Three days later, Gareth Southgate's side were outplayed for 65 minutes, but did manage to leave Munich with a point.

Harry Kane's last-gasp penalty ensuring they snatched a draw against old enemies Germany on the road.

Then, on Saturday night, England and Italy played out a dull, uneventful and unmemorable goalless draw in Wolverhampton.

The 1,700 or so school children in attendance will probably never want to see a football match again after enduring a sole-destroying experience.

All of this means the Three Lions have only won one of their last six Nations League games and, without a win in this edition, are bottom of the group.

Given that they take on Italy at San Siro and Germany at Wembley in September, Southgate's team really need to win this one to ease relegation fears.

With three former World Champions also in this section, Hungary were odds-on favourites to go straight back down, following successive promotions.

However, at the mid-way point, Marco Rossi's side sit second, largely thanks to their opening afternoon victory in the reverse fixture.

Since, the Magyars have been narrowly beaten by Italy in Cesena, before a solid 1-1 draw with Germany in Budapest at the weekend.

Zsolt Nagy's deflected shot broke the deadlock just six minutes into that one, only for the Germans to equalise mere moments later.

Nevertheless, Hungary will be delighted with the first half of this campaign and, if they do avoid relegation, that'll be one hell of an achievement.

They did draw 1-1 at Wembley in October but, against sides currently in League A, Hungary have won just two of their last 12 competitive games played outside Budapest.

So, England are firm favourites to claim all three points in front of a packed house at Molineux.

England team news

Gareth Southgate named a very experimental line-up on Saturday but, as this is the last game of the window, the big guns are likely to return.

Harry Kane was only on the bench against Italy but will return up front, looking to add to his 50 international goals, chasing Wayne Rooney's record.

Other regulars Jordan Pickford, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka could also be back in the XI.

Phil Foden hasn't played a single minute this month due to an injury and that isn't likely to change here.

Kalvin Phillips hobbled off early in Munich last Tuesday, but surprisingly made a 25 minute cameo on Saturday.

The two Serie A players, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham, were chosen against Italy, the former making his first England start.

Aaron Ramsdale won his second senior cap in goal and is yet to concede; admittedly, his debut was in San Marino.

With Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell not in the squad and James Justin injured, Kieran Trippier is set to continue as the left-back.

Hungary team news

First-choice goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi is suspended due to yellow card accumulation; this is a big blow.

As a result, Dénes Dibusz will win just his 22nd international cap, eight years after his debut against Faroe Islands.

In better news, András Schäfer is back after a one-game ban of his own.

The Union Berlin man will return in midfield, alongside Ádám Nagy, with English-born Callum Styles of Barnsley dropping out.

Dániel Gazdag and Dániel Sallói have both shone in Major League Soccer this season, but both will remain on the bench for their country.

In fairness, that's because they can't displace the talisman Dominik Szoboszlai who bagged his sixth international goal in the reverse fixture.

Ádám Szalai will captain the side up front, seeking to add to his 25 Hungary goals.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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