Hungary – England
Thursday sees Hungary play host to England in a World Cup qualifier at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. England currently sit at the top of Group I in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with nine points, but Hungary – who are in second – can leapfrog them with a win here.
After being drawn in a tough group alongside Germany, France and Portugal, Hungary were never expected to do well at Euro 2020. Indeed, they were eliminated at the first hurdle, but draws with France and Germany meant that they acquitted themselves well.
England will provide a much stiffer test for the Magyars. Gareth Southgate’s side currently top Group I after beating San Marino, Albania and Poland in March, scoring nine goals in the process. England will also have plenty of momentum behind them coming off their Euro 2020 campaign. They reached their first major final since 1966 at the tournament.
With a potentially hostile crowd in attendance, this could be a tricky game for England to navigate. England have far more talent on offer and should come into the game full of confidence despite falling at the final hurdle at Euro 2020 and we predict their win here.
This match will be played on 02/09/2021 at 21:45.