class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Watertight at the back, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Three Lions to kick on from their Euro 2020 disappointment with a comfortable win over Rossi's men
England will be aiming to maintain their 100 per cent record in World Cup qualification when they travel to Budapest to take on Hungary on Thursday.
The Three Lions are two points clear of their hosts at the top of Group I, having won all three of their qualifiers so far.
Hungary vs England latest odds
Beaten on penalties by Italy in the final of Euro 2020 this summer, England are 2/5 (1.40) favourites with bet365 to bounce back by coming out on top at the Puskas Arena.
Marco Rossi’s Hungary have lost just one of their last 14 fixtures in all competitions and are available at 15/2 (8.50) to leapfrog their opponents into top spot by pulling off a big win here.
The last meeting between this duo here resulted in a 1-1 draw back in 1999, and you can get odds of 10/3 (4.33) on them cancelling each other out once again.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
ITV ITV Hub
The game is being shown live on ITV in the United Kingdom (UK). The ITV Hub will be streaming the game live online.
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Dominik Szoboszlai is back in action after missing Euro 2020 due to injury, although Adam Nagy is suspended, David Siger and Gergo Lovrencsics both injured, and Loic Nego ruled out due to Covid-19.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has withdrawn from the squad after suffering an injury in Everton’s win over Brighton, offering an opportunity for Patrick Bamford to make his international debut following a first call-up.
Hungary vs England preview
Despite the disappointing end result, Gareth Southgate will have been proud of his team’s performance in reaching their first major final since 1966 this summer.
That success was first of all built on a defence that did not let in a single goal until the semi-finals, conceding just twice in seven games all tournament.
In fact, they have now kept 17 clean sheets in their last 23 fixtures, letting in just seven goals in total across that period.
This does not bode well for the Magyars, whose own rather defensive approach has seen them hit the net just once in their three previous matches on home turf.
Hungary vs England tips & predictions
All in all, odds of 21/20 (2.05) are surely not to be missed on England winning to nil for their seventh game in 10 when they take on a blunt Hungary outfit.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.