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England v Hungary betting tips: Rested Three Lions can maul Magyars

| 09.10.2021

England v Hungary betting tips and odds

England maintained their charge towards qualification for next year’s World Cup with a crushing victory on Saturday, but they are expected to face a stiffer challenge at home to Hungary.

Gareth Southgate kept his powder dry by making 10 changes for the 5-0 win in Andorra, leaving the likes of Harry Kane, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Jordan Pickford, Jack Grealish and Kyle Walker on the bench but they are all expected to return for Tuesday’s game at Wembley.

The Three Lions are 2/13 to repeat last month’s comfortable win against the Magyars, who lost 1-0 to Albania on Saturday night in an empty stadium, as we look at some of the options in our England v Hungary betting tips.

Match Odds

England overcame a hostile atmosphere in Budapest with a devastating second-half performance in a 4-0 win just over five weeks ago and are 8/15 to win to nil again or 5/4 to win by at least three goals.

Southgate’s side were held at the break but let rip in the second half with four unanswered goals and we go 5/2 on Draw HT/England FT for a second time.

However, Hungary’s hopes of making it into the play-offs are virtually over after a superb individual goal from Chelsea striker Armando Broja secured a 1-0 win for Albania who are five points clear of England’s opponents in second place.

Head coach Marco Rossi was forced to pick a strong starting XI with qualification in the balance, so England have the advantage of their senior players being completely rested before Tuesday’s match.

With that in mind, England HT/England FT would seem a more realistic outcome at 8/13 or the hosts to win both halves is 23/20.

In our #GetAPrice specials, the hosts to win both halves, score over 2.5 goals and keep a clean sheet looks an interesting prospect at 5/2 as one of our England v Hungary betting tips.

Talking Tactics

Southgate deployed a 4-3-3 formation against Andorra, but went with his preferred 4-2-3-1 in Hungary, although he will be without Kalvin Phillips and Harry Maguire from that game, so Jordan Henderson and Tyrone Mings are likely to return.

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However, Ben Chilwell, who scored the opening goal against Andorra after a lengthy VAR check for offside, could start at left-back again with doubts surrounding Luke Shaw.

Hungary defender Endre Botka is suspended so Adam Lang could start in the absence of the injured Attila Fiola in a possible 3-4-2-1 system in which Daniel Salloi is expected to be replaced in attack by Szabolcs Schon.

Goalscorer Odds

Kane is the 15/8 favourite to break the deadlock and just 8/15 to get on the scoresheet, while Tammy Abraham and Ollie Watkins are also odds-on to find the net at 3/4 and 10/11 respectively.

We mentioned Chilwell as a potential scorer at 9/2 for the Andorra game and the Chelsea left-back went one better by scoring the opening goal.

With Shaw doubtful to face the Hungarians, Chilwell is even bigger at 13/2 to score or 20/1 to draw first blood.

In the attacking department, Sterling, Grealish, who scored as a sub on Saturday, and Mount are 16/5, 6/1 and 8/1 to grab the opener or 21/20, 11/5 or 14/5 to bag a goal in our England v Hungary betting tips.

Hungary striker Szoboszlai is 13/2 to score, the same price as Salloi who failed to get past Albania’s defence at the weekend.

Match Info

Where: Wembley

When: 19:45, Tuesday 12th October

How to watch: ITV

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Stuart Walker