After sweeping aside Andorra 5-0 on Saturday, England return home to play their eighth World Cup Qualifying game against Hungary on Tuesday evening.
With a four-point lead in Group I, the Three Lions can mathematically guarantee their place in Qatar as Group winners with victory at Wembley, coupled with a draw between Albania and Poland in Tirana.
A win versus the Mighty Magyars alone however, will surely still leave topping the group academic, England then needing just three more points from a home game against the Albanians themselves, before a trip to San Marino to conclude qualifying next month.
The overwhelming favourites to take their tally to 22 points, Gareth Southgate’s men are best priced at 1/7 with SkyBet, Bet365and UniBet. Hungary meanwhile, fetch a staggering 28/1 odds with SBK and BetVictor. The draw? 8/1 with Betfair. But let’s delve deeper into where the true value might lie.
Impressive 4-0 victors in Budapest back in September, England have netted at least four times in three of the last four qualifiers, and are 5/2 with UniBet, PaddyPower and Betfair for a repeat scoreline. For those a little braver and – potentially – canny, Betfaircould lure punters in the direction of a five-star performance at 13/2.
A Both Teams to Score scenario perhaps looks unlikely in north London given the fact England have conceded just one goal at home since their odyssey toward Qatar began. Hungary do, however, possess the players to cause problems for the hosts and to score just once are a very reasonable 21/10 with MansionBet.
Across the scorers market meanwhile, both Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling continued their summer exploits in front of goal when the two sides last met and for the duo to both net again, SkyBet’s 12/5 might be worth investment. One of the other players to find the target that night was Declan Rice and for the West Ham man to sew the grains of profit again, 13/2 with Bet365 could be a smart punt.