Hungary V England Betting Tips And Odds

Hungary v England betting tips, Nations League, football

Hungary v England betting tips, preview and odds

Gareth Southgate and his players would probably rather not head back to the Puskas Arena but that’s where they kick-off their Nations League campaign as we pick out some Hungary v England betting tips.

The Three Lions ran out 4-0 winners in Budapest back in September on the road to Qatar but the night was soured as Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham suffered racial abuse from sections of the home support.

As a result, the stands will be empty this time for the match which kicks off at 5pm on Saturday, June 4 and will be shown live on Channel 4.

England fancied on Four

Yes, you read that last bit right. The station responsible for delivering classic television like The Word, Brass Eye, Peep Show, Father Ted, Derry Girls and It’s A Sin – to name just a few – will now be beaming England internationals into homes as part of a new deal.

Nations League matches – against Hungary, Italy and Germany – plus next year’s Euro 2024 qualifiers will be on free-to-air TV. And it could make for some pleasant viewing as Southgate’s men are 6/4 favourites to top Group A3 with Italy 7/4, Germany 2/1 and Hungary given no chance at 50/1.

England are expected to make a solid start and are big favourites in Budapest at 2/5 to win, with the hosts 17/2 and the draw available at 13/4.

Sterling stood up to the racists in the Hungarian capital last time out by scoring one, setting up another and finding himself at the heart of almost everything his side got right on the night.

Sterling ⚽️
Kane ⚽️
Maguire ⚽️
Rice ⚽️

Here’s how @England did against Hungary earlier this year in less than 6️⃣0️⃣ seconds ⏱🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/GNPhtXOm9l

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) October 12, 2021

He was less impressive when the teams drew 1-1 at Wembley a few weeks later but the same could be said for most of the England team on a rare wobble during their World Cup qualifying.

That stalemate left them just three points ahead of Poland with two games remaining, but it was hardly squeaky-bum time as Albania and San Marino provided the opposition and were swept aside 5-0 and 10-0 respectively.

Sterling finished the domestic season with another Premier League medal – his fourth – as Manchester City held off Liverpool and he is 9/2 to break the deadlock, 15/8 at any time and 11/1 to claim two or more in Budapest.

Abraham has chance to shine

Harry Kane is also on a high after Spurs pipped rivals Arsenal to a Champions League spot and the Three Lions captain is 13/5 (first), evens (anytime) and 13/2 (two or more).

Southgate is desperate for someone to step up and challenge Kane’s position and Tammy Abraham, in fine form for Roma recently, could be a shout.

Manager Southgate said: “Nobody at the moment is really challenging Harry first and foremost or nailing down the spot if Harry’s out. What we want is somebody really pushing Harry. We don’t just want a number two – we want the number one being pushed.

“There’s an option within that that we could play with a (Phil) Foden or a (Raheem) Sterling there, so that might be another way of doing it.

“But we think Tammy’s goalscoring attributes, in particular, probably set him apart at this moment from the rest. But there is an opportunity there and this is his chance to grab it.”

Abraham is 14/5 (first), 6/5 (anytime) and 11/2 (two or more) in the Hungary v England odds.

At a bigger price, Harry Maguire is worth considering. He’s been under fire for most of the campaign with Manchester United but often seems like a different player in the white of England.

Southgate backed his defender when he spoke last week and Maguire was among the scorers in the 4-0 win last autumn. He is 13/2 at any time.

Duo hope for debuts

Elsewhere Jarrod Bowen and James Justin are the new faces in the England squad.

West Ham winger Bowen makes it after missing out in March through injury and his inclusion is reward for a season in which he produced 18 goals and 13 assists in all competitions. He could be given a run from the bench against the Hungarians and is 9/2 for the last goal.

How does it feel to be with the #ThreeLions for the first time, @_JarrodBowen? 🤩 pic.twitter.com/ee4cXXe082

— England (@England) May 30, 2022

For the hosts, Daniel Salloi is an interesting one. He was a recent pick for the MLS team of the week following his fine displays for Sporting KC, scored both goals in his side’s 2-1 win over Colorado and was sent off with a team-mate and two opponents following a stoppage-time brawl in the same game. He is now in the national squad with a chance of making his fifth appearance and second start.

Salloi is 9/2 to score at any time, 11/1 for the first goal and the same price for the last, which is worth considering for Hungary v England betting tips if he starts on the bench.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication