- England to WIN
- Over 2 Goals in the Match
- Both Teams to Score – No
- Raheem Sterling to Score Anytime
- Harry Kane – Over 1.5 Shots
England begin their Nations League campaign at the Puskas Arena in Budapest and with two tough games on the horizon, Gareth Southgate is expected to moderately shuffle his pack. The Three Lions boss has spoken about giving every player a fair chance ahead of November’s World Cup, with the likes of Fikayo Tomori likely to play some part. Nevertheless, England should still collect three points here, especially considering the lack of home support. They won 4-0 at this stadium on their previous visit, although Hungary put up far more resistance at Wembley.
Despite their attacking talents, Hungary have struggled on their own patch and lost to Albania during the qualification period. Having failed to net in three of their previous home match, England’s defence may have a fairly leisurely 90 minutes. Southgate’s men do have a decent record and conceded in just two of their last seven World Cup qualifiers. Both Teams to Score? No looks like a sensible option.
It may take a while to break through, however, England should grab a few goals here, especially considering their strength in depth.
There are a number of England goal-scorers to pick from, however, Raheem Sterling is always worth a second look on the international stage. He scored in the previous instalment of the Nations League and during the qualifiers. Although he hasn’t had the best end to the campaign, he should be unleashed here and is likely to cause problems for the Hungarian defence.
Although Southgate will make changes here, Harry Kane is still likely to be one of the first names on the team-sheet. He has been reinvigorated by the arrival of Antonio Conte and is likely to get plenty of service in Budapest. He fired in 33 shots during the qualifying rounds, the seventh highest across Europe. With an average of 5.08 shots per game during that period, he is likely to get a few opportunities here.8/1 Bet Builder at bet365