Hungary and England get their League A Group 3 campaign underway on Saturday with Germany and Italy the other two sides. England will know it is important to get things going with all three points.
The hosts come into this fixture in good form with three victories, one draw (at Wembley) and just one defeat in their last five. The visitors have not lost a game (excluding penalties) since back in November 2020 when they lost to Belgium.
These sides have met recently in World Cup Qualification with a recent game at Wembley ending 1-1. The game at Hungary though was a different story with England running away with 4-0 on that occasion.
At home, Hungary have lost three of their last five with those victories coming against minnows Andorra and San Marino. On the road, England have won one and drawn three losing just three times on their travels in the last four years.
Hungary vs England: Match Stats
Having already beaten Hungary here 4-0 England will have no fear and will attack this fixture. Especially when you consider that the next two matches are against sides in Italy and Germany who will be a step up in class. Back England to win this fixture and the game to have over 2.5 goals which the visitors are capable of netting themselves.
Both meetings between these sides in World Cup Qualifying saw the Hungarians concede a goal to a centre-back. John Stones netted in the 1-1 draw at Wembley while Harry Magurie scored in the 4-0 win at Hungary. Skybet have enhanced Maguire to 16/1 to score during this game with a header and that looks worth taking.
12 October 2021- England 1-1 Hungary- World Cup Qualifying
2 September 2021 – Hungary 0-4 England – World Cup Qualifying
11 August 2010 – England 2-1 Hungary – Friendly
30 May 2006 – England 3-1 Hungary – Friendly
28 April 1999 – Hungary 1-1 England – Friendly
England were haunted by the great Hungary team, including defeat at the 1962 World Cup, but since then the Three Lions have gone unbeaten in 15 games against their next opponents. Only five of those games have been in competitive football, though that does include England’s 4-0 win in Hungary last September.