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England vs Hungary: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Tom Gott
England will take on Hungary once again
England will take on Hungary once again / Michael Regan/GettyImages
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England can move one step closer to confirming their spot at the 2022 World Cup when they meet Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday.

The Three Lions sit four points clear at the top of the group and need two wins from their remaining three games to secure a spot in the tournament. Gareth Southgate will expect to pick up one here, having thumped Hungary 4-0 just a few weeks ago.

That match was, unfortunately, tarnished by the racist abuse directed towards Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham, for which the Hungarian FA were hit with a stadium ban.

Here's all you need to know about this one.


How to watch England vs Hungary on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Tuesday 12 October, 19:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Wembley Stadium
TV channel/live stream? ITV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Referee? Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez
VAR? Juan Martinez Munuera


England team news

Gareth Southgate
Southgate could opt for a strong lineup / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Having rested most of his heavy hitters against Andorra, Southgate has opted for close to his strongest lineup here.

Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Jordan Pickford are just five of the names who are returning.


Hungary team news

Endre Botka
Botka is suspended / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

The only fresh concern for Hungary is the suspension of centre-back Endre Botka, who picked up another yellow card last time out against Albania and will have to watch this one from the stands as a result.

With Attila Fiola withdrawing through injury, manager Marco Rossi will likely have to turn to Adam Lang.


England vs Hungary lineups

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Mings, Shaw; Rice, Foden, Mount; Sterling, Grealish; Kane.

Hungary: Gulacsi; Z. Nagy, Szalai, Lang; Nego, A. Nagy, Schafer, Kecskes; Schon, Szoboszlai; Sallai.


England vs Hungary head-to-head record

It was just over a month ago that England roared to a 4-0 win in Hungary, with goals from Sterling, Kane, Harry Maguire and Rice doing their best to combat the toxic atmosphere in some corners of the Puskas Arena that night.

That win was England's third on the bounce against Hungary and extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games - a run which stems back to 1965 and has seen Hungary avoid defeat just twice.

The last time these two met at Wembley was for a friendly in August 2010, in which an insane Steven Gerrard double fired England to a 2-1 win.


England vs Hungary score prediction

Ben Chilwell, Jadon Sancho
England will want an emphatic win / Michael Regan/GettyImages

England were already overwhelming favourites for this one anyway, but given the events of the previous meeting with Hungary, they will be absolutely desperate for a statement victory.

With Southgate likely to revert back to his strongest lineup, England will be in a very good position to get that, and that means there could be plenty of goals for the Three Lions. Kane is just three strikes behind the legendary Jimmy Greaves in fourth on England's all-time scoring charts and will be looking to close that gap here.

Hungary always have the potential to cause problems, but they're on a miserable run of form - one win in eight games - and they'll likely be too weak to stop England here.

Prediction: England 5-0 Hungary

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