England Vs Hungary Betting Tip: England/Over 2.5 – 12 October 2021

Desperate Magyars in for Wembley mauling?

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England England Vs Hungary Hungary

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 – 19:45 (BST)
World Cup Qualifier
Pick: England Win & Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 8/11
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 10 October 2021)

Preview: Gareth Southgate’s England can take another confident stride towards the 2022 World Cup with victory over Hungary at Wembley. The visitors find themselves in last chance saloon, though, which could lead to an open encounter similar to that second half in Budapest last month, where England ran riot in a 4-0 success.

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England – Three Lions hungry for more goals?

Victory at Wembley against Tuesday’s opponents Hungary would see England move a step closer to qualifying for the sport’s biggest international event next year. Aside from a frustrating draw in Poland last month, conceding in the dying embers to draw 1-1, it has been plain sailing for Gareth Southgate’s men, chalking up six wins out of seven. Scoring 23 while conceding just twice – each of them to Poland.

While a place at the World Cup already feels assured, there is still some debate as to which players will partake in the Qatar spectacle. This led to a committed display last time out in Andorra, as the Three Lions tore their lowly opposition to shreds in a 5-0 romp. Hungary should provide for a sterner test, though, which could see the likes of Jordan Pickford, Declan Rice, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane return to the side.

That predictable win over Andorra extended the country’s unbeaten record in World Cup qualifiers to 28. They’ve not lost inside 90 minutes in any of their past seventeen encounters (W14 D3), meanwhile, a run featuring no fewer than thirteen clean sheets. Here at Wembley they are protecting a seven-match winning sequence going back nearly a year, with six of these achieved without conceding a goal.


England 4-0



Hungary – Magyars finally put out their misery?

The Magyars came away from this summer’s European Championship with their reputation enhanced – at least on the pitch – following some resilient and spirited displays, despite not actually managing to win a game. If there was any positive momentum to be gleaned, though, it hasn’t been put to good affect, as Hungary effectively require a miracle to qualify for their first World Cup since 1986.

On Saturday, as England were thrashing the same Andorra side which had given them an almighty scare only last month, scraping past the team currently ranked 156th in the world 2-1 in Budapest, Hungary were labouring to a 1-0 loss at home to Albania. A result that leaves their qualifying aspirations in tatters, now five points adrift of second knowing two of their final three qualifiers are against England and Poland.

That defeat means Marco Rossi has overseen one win in his last seven games (D3 L4) in charge, that their slender victory over minnows Andorra. Just five goals were scored across those games,failing to net at all on five occasions having fired a blank in three of the previous four qualifiers. They are in no shape to be taking on such a rampant opponent as England, who condemned them to a 4-0 defeat in September.

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Denmark and Group I rivals Poland are the only teams to have amassed more goals during this qualifying campaign than England. Gareth Southgate is often labelled with being overly pragmatic but his team has been allowed to cut loose in this group, averaging more than three goals a game on route to collecting 19 out of 21 points. Four of their tally of 23 came in the reverse fixture, meanwhile, when romping to a 4-0 scoreline in Budapest last month.


England Vs Hungary – Key Facts:

  • Four second-half goals carried England to a 4-0 victory when the teams clashed in Budapest in September, earning them their seventh win across the last eight meetings (D1).
  • Each of the previous three head-to-heads produced three or more goals (3.66 average), with England victorious each time including twice in London.
  • Whereas Hungary are toiling in Group I, winning just three of seven qualifiers (D1 L3), England are thriving, only dropping points in a 1-1 draw away to Poland.


Considering the negligible threat Hungary serve up, having not managed a goal in five of their previous eight matches, which includes blanking in all but one of the last four qualifying fixtures, this should be another straightforward win for the Three Lions. Particularly with Southgate expected to welcome back his big hitters. Moreover, Hungary simply must take risks, making England/Over 2.5 very appealing.

Best Betting Odds – England Vs Hungary

England – 1/6 (BetFred)
Draw – 13/2 (PaddyPower)
Hungary -22/1 (BetVictor)