Finding a decent value bet in any game involving San Marino is tough going.
All the usual avenues – handicaps, win to nil and overs markets – are cordoned off when a team that’s lost their last 28 away matches by an aggregate score 160-0 is in town.
But the goal minutes stakes offer profit-hungry punters the chance to get decent value for their dollar, with these deductions based around the San Marinese’s last nine outings.
Under 0.5 England goals scored inside 15 minutes @ 11/10
Commencing from when their previous meeting with the Three Lions kicked off a little over 18 months ago, La Serenissima’s net minder has retrieved the ball from the onion bag on 47 occasions.
Conceding in bulk is nothing out of the ordinary for the most irrelevant of all international football teams, but of this near half-century of strikes, just six occurred in the opening quarter-hour.
Equal number of goals scored between 76th minute and full time @ 13/5
In all likelihood, this one will be settled long before the final 15 minutes are entered, meaning England won’t be piling forward to find the net in the closing stages.
San Marino haven’t been shipping at an express rate at the end of games recently either; just five of the past 47 conceded came in the bracket in question.
More goals to be scored in the first half @ 19/10
Using the same sample as a basis once again, 23 of the last 47 Pierangelo Manzaroli’s men have allowed their foes came before the interval.
This does mean that more have been amassed in the second 45, but the numbers are much more even than the odds indicate.
With a shady 9/10 saying more goals will fall after the break, it makes siding with the opposing eventuality at nearly 2/1 very much worthwhile.