Hungary v England betting tips: Szoboszlai threat to Three Lions
Preview and odds for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier
England continue their quest to qualify for next winter’s World Cup as they travel to unbeaten Hungary and we have examined the odds to find some Hungary v England betting tips.
Gareth Southgate’s side have taken maximum points from three games while Hungry have won two and drawn one of their World Cup qualifiers.
Thursday’s match, which takes place at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest, kicks off at 7.45pm BST.
Hungary v England match odds
England are 4/9 favourites to triumph in Budapest after securing three successive wins in World Cup Qualifying Group I.
This is England’s first match since losing the European Championship final on penalties to Italy, following a 1-1 draw at Wembley in July.
England, whose Euro campaign was based on a solid defence having conceded just twice, top the qualifying group after beating San Marino (5-0) and Poland (2-1) at home and defeating Albania (2-0) away.
Italian manager Marco Rossi has developed Hungary into a dangerous, improving side.
At the European Championship, they started their campaign with a 3-0 defeat to Portugal but were far from overawed by France and Germany, securing 1-1 and 2-2 draws respectively.
Prior to that, their World Cup qualifying journey began with a 3-3 draw at home to Poland, where they allowed 2-0 and 3-1 leads to slip, but they gained maximum points from two away wins against San Marino (3-0) and Andorra (4-1).
Hungary v England head-to-head
England have not lost in 13 meetings with Hungary since a 2-1 reverse in the group stages of the 1962 World Cup finals.
Since then, England have won 11 and drawn two of the subsequent clashes, their last a 2-1 friendly victory at Wembley in August 2010 thanks to a brace from Steven Gerrard.
England are 1/12 to win or draw the game in the Double Chance market.
Hungary have scored against England in the last three meetings and it is 23/20 that both sides score.
Six of the last 13 meetings yielded three goals or more – including three of the last four – and it 10/11 this will be the case again in the Hungary v England betting tips.
Hungary v England key battles
Hungary have some German Bundesliga talent to call upon in RB Leipzig pair Peter Gulacsi and Willi Orban, captain and striker Adam Szalai of Mainz and Freiburg forward Roland Sallai.
They missed star man Dominik Szoboszlai through injury at the Euros but he scored twice in RB Leipzig’s 4-0 win against VfB Stuttgart on his debut for the club last week.
He is a free-kick and set-piece specialist and England will do well to avoid giving away fouls anywhere near their box.
Szoboszlai is 6/1 to score at any time in the Hungary v England betting tips.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication