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

England are unbeaten in 15 meetings with Hungary, winning 12 of these, dating back to a 2-1 defeat in Rancagua at the 1962 World Cup. Hungary have only lost one of six Nations League home games, winning four. 

England to win and both teams to score NO is 1/1.

England to win and over 2.5 goals is 7/5.

England to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO is 5/1.

Harry Kane has scored 31 goals in his last 33 qualifier or Nations League games, one of which came in Budapest last September. He is 10/3 to break the deadlock and 6/5 to add to this tally. 

Match preview

Hungary and England lock horns for the 25th time, having met twice just last Autumn in World Cup qualifying.

Back in September, four second half goals saw the Three Lions romp to a 4-0 victory in Budapest.

A month later, Roland Sallai gave his side a shock lead at Wembley, converting a penalty, before John Stones ensured the points were shared.

Now, the two kick off their respective UEFA Nations League campaigns against one-another in this clash.

England come into this tournament unbeaten in 22 (excluding shootouts) which is their longest streak of all-time.

Of course, Gareth Southgate's side reached the final of last summer's European Championships, falling short against Italy on penalties.

This was preceded by semi-final appearances at the World Cup an in the Nations League, so the Three Lions are getting closer to silverware.

Preparations for the World Cup ramp up during these summer fixtures, with just six games to go before their World Cup opener against Iran.

The Three Lions underwhelmed during the last edition of the Nations League, finishing third in their group below Belgium and Denmark.

This time, with Germany and Italy also in Group A3, they'll have to be at their best if they're to return to the finals.

As for Hungary, they've achieved back-to-back promotions in this competition, and are rewarded with six fixtures against true heavyweights.

Marco Rossi's side, impressively, topped their League B section last time round, amassing 11 points against Russia, Serbia and Turkey.

However, last year, the Magyars finished down in fourth in their World Cup qualifying group, concluding with a memorable 2-1 win in Poland.

At last summer's Euros, Hungary held both France and Germany to draws, so have pedigree when it comes to mixing it with Europe's best.

Here though, England are heavy favourites to win at Puskás Aréna.

Hungary team news

Star midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai missed last summer's Euros due to injury, but is back, looking to add to his five international goals.

Captain Ádám Szalai is the top-scorer in the squad and is set to lead the line.

Dániel Sallói has scored four times in Major League Soccer for Sporting Kansas City in 2022, so will be looking for his first Hungary goal during this window.

Having said that, it's Dániel Gazdag who is the in-form Hungarian State-side, scoring seven times for Philadelphia Union already this season.

RB Leipzig duo Péter Gulácsi and Willi Orbán will be key in goal and at centre-back respectively.

Attila Fiola netted a memorable equaliser in last summer's draw with France, so will be looking to repeat the feat against England.

England team news

The visitors are without Benjamin White, Ben Chilwell and Luke Shaw due to injury, while Jordan Henderson, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho weren't called up.

Without any recognised left-backs in the squad, Kieran Trippier is likely to start there, having done so twice during the Euros.

On the other side, Kyle Walker is set to feature in a back three with either Trent Alexander-Arnold or Reece James deployed as a wing-back.

Euro 2020 was all about the Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips midfield axis, but Jude Bellingham is set to feature heavily during this window.

In attack, captain Harry Kane has 49 international goals to his name, needing just four more to match Wayne Rooney's record.

He, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount were the attacking quartet deployed when England visited Budapest in September.

They are the leading candidates once again, although Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka might have something to say about that.

Full-back James Justin and winger Jarrod Bowen are hoping to make their senior debuts during this four-game cluster of games.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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