San Marino vs England Betting Tips: Three fancies for tonight's World Cup qualifier
Live on ITV, San Marino host England in this final World Cup Qualifier at the San Marino Stadium this Monday at 7.45pm. The hosts have lost all 9 qualifiers scoring just 1 goal and conceding 36.
Having been dispatched 4-0 by Hungary just a few days ago, there is not much hope of them getting a result against one of the most powerful football nations in Europe. They will be playing for pride trying to limit the damage as much as possible. Gareth Southgate’s men have had a successful qualification campaign and a draw here will seal automatic qualification to the 2022 World Cup for them.
San Marino vs England Tips
They have been up against San Marino 5 times in the past and have won all 5 games with an aggregate score of 29:0. There is a huge gulf in the class of these 2 teams and it would take a monumental effort from the San Marino to prevent another huge England win.
The visitors were at their very best in the first half against Albania a few days ago where they ended up scoring 5 goals in the first 45 minutes with Harry Kane bagging a hat-trick.
I am expecting complete domination from England here as they will look to seal their World Cup spot. As usual, I have you covered with my 3 best betting angles for this clash included in the preview below:
San Marino: David Tomassini is out. England: Jordan Henderson, Rashford, Ward-Prowse, Luke Shaw and Grealish are out while Mount, Rice and Sterling are doubtful.
San Marino possible starting lineup:
Benedettini; Battistini, Fabri, Rossi, Grandoni; Zafferani, E. Golinucci, Lunadei, Ceccaroli; Nanni, Hirsch
England possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Maguire, Coady, Mings; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Bellingham, Chilwell; Saka, Abraham, Smith Rowe
San Marino vs England Odds
England are expected to rotate their squad here but despite that they should have far too much quality for San Marino. They have played each other 5 times in the past and this bet builder has won in every single game. Expect another dominant performance by England with at least 2 goals in each half and with San Marino only scoring just 1 goal in their 9 qualifiers, I expect England to keep a clean sheet as well. Combining these 3 selections gives us a solid bet builder @ 4/5 that I am happy to back with a 1pt stake.
Harry Maguire is a constant threat from set pieces. Every player that delivers a corner or a free-kick is always trying to find him. He has already scored 3 goals in the World Cup Qualifiers in just 5 appearances and considering England are expected to have a lot of possession and corners, I think 2 shots on target from Harry Maguire is decent value @ 4/1. We will have this as our 2nd bet with a small 0.5pt stake.
Already talked about the threat Maguire poses in the final third from set pieces. He will be fired up due to the criticism he received after his celebration against Albania and I expect him to be very aggressive on every chance he gets in the opposition penalty box. This is obviously a longshot but I feel considering the circumstances and the opponent, 3 shots on target from him is definitely possible and I am going to back it with a very small stake of 0.25pt @ odds of 17/1.
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