Thursday 2nd September 2021 Hungary v England 7:45 World Cup Qualifier

– FIFA World Ranking, Hungary 37, England 4

– Met 4 times, England 2, Draw 1, Hungary 1

– Last met (2010, Int Friendly), England 2-1 Hungary

– Both teams have scored in all 4 previous head-to-heads

– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS

– Only other game played in Hungary ended (1999), Hungary 1-1 England

– England have conceded just 2 goals in their last 9 games

– 9 of England’s last 11 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

– Both DIDN’T score in 7 of England’s last 9 games

– England are currently 13 games unbeaten (90 mins)

– England have won 9 of their last 13 games ‘to nil’

– Kane (England) is their current top scorer (38)

– Hungary have drawn 3 of their last 4 games

– Hungary have drawn 5 of their last 10 games

– Hungary have lost just 1 of their last 14 games

– 5 of Hungary’s last 8 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

With the dust now settled after the Euros, the focus now switches to the World Cup qualifiers with England back in action with an away trip to Hungary.

The sides last met in 2010 for a friendly and thanks to a couple of Steven Gerrard goals the Three Lions won that clash 2-1, while the overall head-to-heads have only seen four previous meetings.

Looking at the match betting for the game, England, who are FIFA World Ranked 4th, are the clear favourites in the betting at 1.40, with the draw 4.50 and Hungary 8.00.

With both teams having scored in the last four head-to-heads, this might be another option to look have onside at 2.10, but a small word of caution here as both teams ‘DIDN’T’ score in 7 of England’s last 9 games – this can be backed at 1.66.

The Three Lions have also only conceded two goals in their last 9 games, while 9 of their last 11 matches went UNDER 2.5 GOALS – you can back Over 2.5 Goals at 1.95 and Under 2.5 Goals at 1.85.

Gareth Southgate’s England come here unbeaten in their last 13 games inside 90 mins and are certainly becoming a hard side to beat. However, Hungary don’t lose many games either – they’ve tasted defeat in only one of their 14 games.

Hungary do seem to like a draw too – 50% of their last 10 games have ended all square, including 3 of their last 4 too.

Team news will be key when it comes to the scoring markets, but we can expect a string side to be played by England, so the usual suspects of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling will figure high up the list in the first and anytime scoring markets.

Overall, it’s a game that it’s hard to see England losing, but with home advantage and the fact Hungary have only lost one of their last 14 games means this might not be totally straight-forward. Don’t forget, in their last two games Hungary held France and Germany to draws.

With England not conceding many goals, then the call here is to side with UNDER 2.5 GOALS at 1.85. This bet has paid out in 9 of England’s last 11 matches and we can expect another solid defensive performance from the Three Lions here.