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England predicted lineup vs Hungary - Nations League

Krishan Davis
Southgate will hope for better from his England side
Southgate will hope for better from his England side / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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Winless England will look to secure the first three points of their Nations League campaign when they host Hungary at Molineux on Tuesday night.

This is the second time in ten days that the two countries have faced each other. The Three Lions' campaign got off to the worst possible start with a 1-0 defeat in Budapest on 4 June.

This is (thankfully) the last game of a marathon four-match international window that came straight off the back of the club season, with England drawing with both Germany and Italy and failing to score from open play thus far.

Here's how Gareth Southgate may choose to set up his side to get a result in Wolverhampton...


England predicted lineup vs Hungary (4-2-3-1)

Jude Bellingham, Willi Orbán
Bellingham could return to the fold / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Aaron Ramsdale (GK) - One of England's better performers in the bore-draw with Italy. If Southgate wants to get a really good look at him he should start here.

Kyle Walker (RB) - Rested to the bench last time out as Reece James played the full 90. Trent Alexander-Arnold has left the squad so Walker will probably rotate back in for this one.

John Stones (CB) - Southgate experimented with a new centre-back partnership on Saturday, and we'll probably see another one on Tuesday at Molineux as Stones comes back in.

Marc Guehi (CB) - The Crystal Palace man made it off the bench against Italy and will hope to partner Stones here having returned to full fitness.

James Justin (LB) - Justin has recovered from a knock and is pushing to make his home international debut - against the same side he made his full international debut against ten days previous.

Kalvin Phillips (CM) - Recovered from a 'severe dead leg' to play 25 minutes against the Italians. Declan Rice has started all three games to this point so will likely be given a rest.

Conor Gallagher (CM) - One of the only players in the squad to be afforded zero minutes across England's three games so far. Gallagher's energy could give England added impetus as they look for that first win.

Jarrod Bowen (RM) - Shown flashes of his quality off the bench since starting against Hungary in England's first Nations League game. Will be feeling more confident and should be in line to start.

Jude Bellingham (AM) - Having come on as an early substitute for the stricken Phillips, Bellingham was England's best player against Germany before being rested against Italy. Mason Mount will surely be given a rest so a more advanced role beckons.

Bukayo Saka (LM) - Southgate seemed slightly disappointed with Jack Grealish's contribution - or lack thereof - against Italy, so Saka could rotate back in here.

Harry Kane (ST) - Chasing the title of England's all-time top goalscorer, Kane will hope to close in on Wayne Rooney's record with at least one goal at Molineux.


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