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San Marino vs England: Final flourish for Three Lions

Kick-off: 1945, 15/11/2021

Stadium: San Marino Stadium


England technically still need to get something from their trip to San Marino to make sure of top spot in World Cup Group I but that shouldn’t be difficult.

These teams have met five times in the last decade, with the Three Lions prevailing in all of those games by an aggregate score of 29-0.

Three of those fixtures, including a March clash at Wembley, ended 5-0, with one 6-0 triumph and a single 8-0 romp.

Those past results make 29/20 for an away win by 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 a tempting option for our first San Marino vs England prediction.

San Marino’s Odds

San Marino have predictably suffered nine straight defeats in this section, conceding 36 times and scoring only once.

That opening loss in London set the tone for another difficult campaign, with the sole score coming from Nicola Nanni in September’s 7-1 pummeling by Poland at this venue.

England defender Conor Coady has ruled out any chance of complacency setting in, though.

“It has been an incredible last 12 months in terms of where we’ve been and what we’ve done,” said the Wolves star, who has been told he will earn his eighth cap.

“But we’ve got one more job to do – one more job as a team to make sure we are professionals, to make sure we stick to our principles.

“Then we can look back on what we have done in the last year and really say it has been a good one.”

Friday’s 4-0 defeat by Hungary in Budapest saw San Marino concede inside the first quarter of an hour for the sixth time in nine qualifiers.

Looking at the San Marino vs England odds, we like 6/4 for exactly one goal to be netted before 15:00 minutes are up.

England’s Odds

England have stumbled to a couple of 1-1 draws with Poland and Hungary since being runners-up at Euro 2020 but made short work of beating Albania 5-0 in London on Friday for a seventh pool success.

An early Harry Maguire header opened the floodgates, while Harry Kane shrugged off his poor club form with a hat-trick and Jordan Henderson also netted in the first half.

The Three Lions eased off after the break and Gareth Southgate is expected to rotate his squad for the visit to Serravalle.

Henderson, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Luke Shaw have withdrawn from the squad, with Conor Gallagher called up.

Even so, the manager insisted: “There’ll be a few thousand England fans travelling and we’ve still not qualified yet for the World Cup.

“So, we want to put a performance in that’s at the level that we’ve shown and make sure that we finish off the qualification strongly.”

He added: “Yes, we will make quite a few changes but what we’ve done well in the past is sustain good performances, even with those changes.”

Let’s finish off our San Marino vs England betting tips by taking 16/5 for the Three Lions to lead 3-0 at half-time.

Additional stats

Last result:

Hungary 4-0 SAN MARINO

ENGLAND 5-0 Albania – Harry Maguire, Harry Kane (3), Jordan Henderson

Head-to-head: England 5-0 San Marino, San Marino 0-6 England, England 5-0 San Marino, San Marino 0-8 England, England 5-0 San Marino

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