England can move one step closer to securing their place at the 2022 Fifa World Cup when they welcome Hungary to Wembley Stadium in their Group I qualifier on Tuesday evening.
The Three Lions continued their near-perfect push to qualify for the 2022 World Cup as they strolled to a 5-0 victory over Andorra over the weekend through goals from Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse and Jack Grealish.
The result kept England four points clear at the top of the Group I standings with 19 points from seven matches, four more than second placed Albania and five more than Poland in third position.
Since their defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, England have netted 23 goals and conceded just two in seven World Cup qualifying games, claiming six wins and with their only minor setback being their 1-1 draw with Poland on 8 September 2021.
Hungary, meanwhile, failed to close the gap on Gareth Southgate’s side after Marco Rossi’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to rivals Albania last Saturday as Armando Broja struck the only goal with 10 minutes remaining.
Rossi’s side’s hopes of at least reaching the playoff suffered another bitter blow as they remained in four place on 10 points, four points behind Poland and five behind Albania.
When the two teams last met on 2 September, England cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium after Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice all got their names on the scoresheet.
Furthermore, England are on a remarkable streak of 12 successive World Cup qualifying victories at Wembley, making Hungary’s task of advancing to the next round all the more implausible.
Predicted starting XIs:
England’s possible starting lineup:
Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Tyrone Mings, Ben Chilwell, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane.
Hungary’s possible starting lineup:
Péter Gulácsi, Willi Orbán, Ádám Szalai, Ádám Lang, Loïc Négo, Ádám Nagy, László Kleinheisler, Zoltán Nagy, Szabolcs Schön, Dominik Szoboszlai, Roland Sallai.