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After getting off to winning starts on Friday, both sides will be eager to build up a head of steam in Group D. Al Hain-Cole expects the new Dutch emphasis on youth to ensure goals

After kicking off their World Cup qualification campaigns with wins over Andorra and Turkey respectively, Hungary and Netherlands face off on Tuesday with an an early lead at the top of Group D at stake.

The Dutch find themselves under new management following the embarrassment of Euro 2012, with the experienced Louis Van Gaal back for his second stint at the helm and aiming to restore pride to the famous orange shirt.

Although the former Bayern Munich coach has replaced many experienced stars with untried youngsters in the latest squad, the Oranje remain firm favourites at 11/20 (1.55) with Panbet to emerge victorious on Tuesday.

Hungary themselves boast a promising team based around the talented trio of Adam Szalai, Balas Dzsudzsak and Vladimir Koman, but they are clear 59/10 (6.90) outsiders to win here, having lost their last seven against this opposition.

This fixture has not seen a draw since 1966, but you can get odds of 13/4 (4.25) if you see that run coming to an end in this encounter.

These two sides also met in Euro 2012 qualifiers, where the Netherlands followed up a 4-0 win in Budapest with an exciting 5-3 victory on home turf just four days later.

If Holland's wobbly defensive performance on Friday is anything to go by, we could well be in for another thriller on Tuesday.

While the Dutch back five's average age of just 22.6 means an obvious lack of experience, up front proven goalscorers like Robin Van Persie, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Arjen Robben should more than make up for any defensive lapses.

With the emphasis on attack, we should comfortably exceed the 2.5 goal barrier in this one, backing this occurring at odds of 43/50 (1.86) looks the best bet and promises a solid return.

The main threat to Tim Krul's goal against Turkey came from crosses into the box, which his disorganised backline repeatedly failed to deal with.

Tuesday's opponents will undoubtedly have picked up on this weakness, and manager Sándor Egervári will surely urge winger Balas Dzsudzsak to whip in as many of his trademark crosses as possible, both in open play and from set-pieces.

The Magyars claimed two of their five goals against Andorra from the dangerous heads of Adam Szalai and defender Roland Juhasz, and it is worth having a small bet on a headed goal breaking the deadlock here, at odds of 59/20 (3.95).

 
BET
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BEST BET
VALUE BET
Over 2.5 goals at 43/50 (1.86) with Panbet
Headed opening goal at 59/20 (3.95) with Panbet


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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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