England vs Hungary World Cup Qualifier Preview

England welcome Hungary to Wembley on Tuesday night in what will be both teams 8th match of the group.

A win would see England strengthen their position at the top of Group I and move one step closer to automatic qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Hungary on the other hand sit in 4th place and face the real possibility of missing out on another World Cup.

The once legendary football nation which had the likes of Ferenc Puskas on their side hasn’t qualified for a World Cup since 1986.

The 2 sides met at the start of last month where England silenced the troublesome crowd after a resounding 4-0 win.

The Team

Gareth Southgate is set to name his big attacking stars such as Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling after they were rested for the full game against Andorra on Saturday.

Mason Mount and Jack Grealish are expected to be named in the eleven after brief cameos off the bench in the recent fixture.

Maguire is out due to injury so it is likely Tyrone Mings will get a chance in defense alongside John Stones.

Kalvin Phillips was withdrawn from the squad so Henderson or even Ward-Prowse (Phillips replacement) will join Rice and Mount in midfield.

There are some concerns over Luke Shaw’s fitness so Ben Chilwell may start back-to-back games. He scored his first Three Lions goal against Andorra.

Despite the injuries to some of Southate’s key men it has become somewhat easy to predict England’s lineup. A real understanding of roles within the squad has been implemented by the manager and this is seen by the excellent dressing room atmosphere.

Expected XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Mings, Shaw, Rice, Henderson, Mount, Grealish, Kane, Sterling.

What to expect

Hungary will most likely sit in a low block just like they did when England made the visit to the Puskas Arena last month.

Despite this England should have no problem dismantling the Hungarians again with the likes of Kane and Sterling fresh from being rested against Andorra. If this does not bring success to Southgate’s side he always has the depth to call upon Foden who may even start the game after his very impressive performance earlier this week.

With the home crowd cheering them on rather than the racist jeers they got in the reverse fixture anything other than a comfortable win for the Three Lions would be a disappointment.

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