Hungary vs Scotland: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The new manager will be aiming to get a win on the board in Budapest but insists that it is more about learning what his players can do

Scotland conclude the first international week of 2018 with an away game against Hungary on Tuesday and they will hope to improve on their last outing against Costa Rica.

Alex McLeish's men fell to a 1-0 defeat at Hampden Park on Friday, but the new boss is not too concerned and is embracing the challenge that awaits in Budapest.

A number of key players are missing either through design or injury, meaning the game represents an opportunity for fringe players to push for a place in future squads.

Hungary, meanwhile, also come into the game on the back of a loss, having suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Kazakhstan last week.

Game Hungary vs Scotland
Date Tuesday March 27
Time 19:00 BST / 14:00 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live for free on TV via ITV and it can be streamed live online using ITV Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
ITV ITV Player

Squads & Team News

Position Hungary players
Goalkeepers Gulacsi, Dibusz, Kovacsik
Defenders Guzmics, Lang, Fiola, Bese, Szabo, Hangya, Botka, Otigba
Midfielders Dzsudzsak, Elek, Pinter, Stieber, Nagy, Lovrencsics, Kleinheisler, Patkai
Forwards Szalai, Nemeth, Nikolic, Bode, Varga, Ugrai, Eppel

Georges Leekens' side features a number of players who ply their trades in the Bundesliga as well as Ligue 1 and Serie A.

Adam Szalai, who scored against Kazakhstan last week, plays for Hoffenheim, while they also boast the experience of Balazs Dzsudzsak in their ranks.

Potential Hungary XI: Gulacsi; Fiola, Botka, Bese, Otigba; Dzsudzsak, Elek, Kleinheisler; Nikolic, Szalai, Ugrai. 

Position Scotland players
Goalkeepers Archer, A. McGregor, McLaughlin
Defenders Douglas, Hendrie, McKenna, Mulgrew, Paterson, Robertson
Midfielders Armstrong, Cairney, Forrest, Fraser, McDonald, McGinn, C. McGregor, McLean, Murphy
Forwards Christie, Cummings, McBurnie, Phillips

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, who recently pledged his allegiance to Scotland, has withdrawn from the squad due to injury. Grant Hanley and Matt Ritchie have also withdrawn from the panel.

McLeish's squad is missing a number of regulars, including Celtic duo Leigh Griffiths and Kieran Tierney, as well as Darren Fletcher and James McArthur.

Probable Scotland XI: McGregor; Robertson, Mulgrew, McKenna, Paterson; Armstrong, McDonald, Forrest, Cairney, Murphy; McBurnie.

Betting & Match Odds

Hungary are narrow favourites according to dabblebet, who rate the Magyars at 6/4 to win, while Scotland are priced at 9/5. A draw between the sides ia a 2/1 bet.

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Match Preview

Alex McLeish Scotland 2018

Back in the Scotland hotseat for a second tenure, McLeish finds his country at a low ebb and he has been tasked with the job of rebuilding ahead of the Nations League and Euro 2020.

The former Rangers and Aston Villa boss kicked off the new regime with a narrow home defeat to Costa Rica, but has stressed his focus at this stage remains on learning as much as he can.

And, with that in mind, he is set to make wholesale changes for the game against Hungary on Tuesday in the name of experimentation.

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"It'll be a different team again and we'll look at other players," McLeish said. "It's not a competition, that's why we experimented a little bit.

"I'd like to have a great win ratio but you've got to make some sacrifices and we've learned a lot. There's a few things we can look at going forward."

The Scots will have to plan for the match without the likes of McTominay, Hanley and Ritchie, but others will be keen to step up and show they are worthy of their place.