Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between England and Hungary and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
England can move another step closer to booking a spot in the 2022 World Cup in Tuesday’s clash with Hungary.
While qualification for Qatar will have to wait until next month at the earliest, England are still in a sound position. The unbeaten Three Lions hold a four-point lead over Albania at the top of Group I. They have collected 19 points from seven games, having won six times while scoring 23 goals and conceding just twice.
For Hungary, though, it’s a make-or-break scenario. The Magyars can’t afford to lose at Wembley as their World Cup qualification hopes hang in the balance. They’re fourth in Group I on 10 points from seven games and five points adrift of second-placed Albania, who hold the playoff spot.
Stats and facts for England vs Hungary
Facts are calculated for World Cup:
- England unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
- England has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- England has won in the last 6 of 7 matches;
- England has won in the last 9 of 10 matches at home.
- Hungary conceded in the last 11 of 13 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Hungary’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Hungary’s last 2 of 4 matches;
- Hungary conceded the last 5 matches in a row.
Form Guide – England vs Hungary
Three Lions in good shape.
England look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, Gareth Southgate’s side first beat Andorra by 4-0, before drawing 1-1 with Poland. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Andorra 5-0.
Magyars continue to look blunt.
Hungary will enter the match hoping to end their dismal run of form in recent matches. In their last 3 matches, Marco Rossi’s side lost 1-0 to Albania before claiming a 2-1 win over Andorra. They lost 1-0 to Albania again in their last game.
England vs Hungary – Fixture history
The last time the two teams played each other, England came away as 4-0 winners back in September. All four goals came in the second half.
At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter. A win for England pays out at 1.14, the best price for a draw is 9.00, while an away win for Hungary gets you odds 29.00.
Standings in World Cup
Man of the Moment
After sitting out of the Andorra game, Harry Kane is expected to start at Wembley. The Three Lions skipper will no doubt want to add to his tally as he chases Wayne Rooney’s record haul of 53 goals for the national team.
As for Hungary, Mainz striker Adam Szalai leads the way in the goal charts after finding the back of the net twice in the last 6 games.