Kick-off: 1945, 02/09/2021
Stadium: Puskas Arena
England return to action for the first time since their penalty shootout heartbreak in the Euro 2020 final when travelling to Hungary.
The Magyars made an early exit from that tournament but were far from disgraced in the so-called group of death and should be competitive.
We reckon 6/5 for both teams to score is the way to go with our opening Hungary vs England prediction.
A Look At Hungary’s Betting Odds
Hungary succumbed to a late onslaught when losing 3-0 to Portugal at the beginning of their Euro 2020 pool, having been level until an 84th-minute opener.
The Magyars then drew 1-1 with France at this venue before a 2-2 stalemate with Germany in Munich, leading three times in those contests.
Marco Rossi’s side had previously made an encouraging start to this World Cup qualifying section by picking up seven points from three March fixtures.
They shared the spoils with Poland in an entertaining 3-3 draw before beating San Marino 3-0 and Andorra 4-1.
Including last year’s Nations League matches and Euro 2020 play-offs, they have only drawn a blank in two of 14 competitive contests.
Over that period, 17 of 25 goals scored came in the second half, so 13/5 they net more times after the break than before it stands out from the Hungary vs England odds.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England’s Euro 2020 adventure took them all the way to the final, with Germany, Ukraine and Denmark negotiated in the knockout rounds.
Luke Shaw’s second-minute strike put them ahead in the decider but Leonardo Bonucci levelled for Italy in the second half and the Azzurri went on to lift the trophy via spot-kicks.
Gareth Southgate is confident of being able to rally his troops again, just as he did when they went out in the semis of the 2018 World Cup and the inaugural Nations League.
He said: “We were nine games unbeaten in the summer in normal time and extra-time and we were behind for nine minutes in the whole tournament.
“So, I don’t have any less faith in the group of players than at any time during the summer.”
The Three Lions have become pretty clinical in terms of qualifying campaigns and made short work of San Marino and Albania in their first couple of World Cup qualifiers.
Poland were competitive in a 2-1 loss at Wembley, though, and 15/2 for that scoreline to come up again here is added to our Hungary vs England betting tips.
Germany 2-2 HUNGARY – Szalai, Schafer
Italy 1-1 ENGLAND (AET, 3-2 on pens) – Shaw
Head-to-head: England 2-1 Hungary, England 3-1 Hungary, Hungary 1-1 England, England 3-0 Hungary, Hungary 0-1 England
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