England will be looking to keep pace with Group H leaders Montenegro as they travel to minnows San Marino on Friday evening in their World Cup qualifier.
Roy Hodgson’s men currently sit second in the table, though they will be in pole position if they win here, and then in Montenegro on Tuesday evening.
With next week’s test the tougher of the two, Hodgson may rest a few big names, though whatever side he fields should have more than enough to beat a side who have lost their last 49 internationals.
England recorded a routine 5-0 victory when the sides met at Wembley, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rounding off the scoring after goals in each half from both Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney, and while another big win expected for the Three Lions, here are five keys stats you might have missed in the build-up to the game.
1: England have lost just four of their last 41 World Cup qualifiers, all by a single goal to nil. An unlikely repeat of that score line is priced at 250/1.
4: Frank Lampard has scored four goals in his last three international appearances, and the Chelsea midfielder in 3/5 to get on the score-sheet this time around.
5: Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last five internationals – four of which being the first goal. The Manchester United star is 7/4 to open the scoring.
6: England have averaged six goals in the three meetings against the minnows, and you can back there being at over 5.5 scored on Friday evening at 42/41.
8.3: It’s almost twenty years since arguably the greatest moment of San Marino’s footballing history, when they took the lead against England in a qualifier for the 1994 World Cup with the fastest goal ever recorded in the competition. Bwin offer 11/2 for the hosts to open the scoring this time around.