England is not yet guaranteed a place at the 2022 World Cup. However, only a catastrophe takes away the Team’s place in the clash against San Marino. The meeting between the teams will be played the following Monday, 15, and closes Group I of the UEFA Qualifying Group. Only one point remains for the English to secure qualification for the World Cup in Qatar, which should be won without any scares, even away from home.
Stadium and city where San Marino vs England play
The two teams will face each other at the Olympic Stadium of San Marino, located in Serravalle, San Marino. The modest venue for the match has a capacity of just over six thousand spectators.
Last meeting between the teams
The Sammarinese and English last met in March this year, also in UEFA World Cup qualifying. The meeting ended with the English Team winning 5×0. Calvert-Lewin, twice, Ward-Prowse, Raheem Sterling, and Ollie Watkins scored the goals. This was the seventh match between the two teams, with the English always getting the better of them, and to date, conceding only one goal to their rivals.
Even at the bottom of Group I of the European qualifier, San Marino made a Qualifier within expectations without any points gained. The country’s Team is considered amateurish and rarely manages to get in the way of their competitors. For example, in the previous round of the competition, the Sammarinese ended up beating Hungary without imposing any difficulty, 4-0. Against the English, the scenario should be no different.
Analysis of San Marino
As already mentioned, San Marino failed to take points off any of their rivals in these qualifiers. Franco Varrella’s men have played nine matches and lost all of them. Their goal-scoring figures are also very negative and boast the worst records in the entire European qualifier. At the back, they have conceded an incredible 36 goals in this period. As for the attacking side of the Team, they have only managed to score once.
Franco Varrella will have a significant player back for this game against England. San Marino defender and captain Davide Simoncini returns to the Team after serving a match suspension against Hungary. He is one of the few standouts of the Sammarinese Team. Besides the defender, it is worth mentioning Nicola Nanni. The young striker was responsible for the country’s only goal in qualifying, scoring in the 7×1 defeat against Poland.
England is just one point short of confirming their qualification for the 2022 World Cup. The English Team comes into the final round of the European qualifier at the top of Group I, with 23 points collected. The gap to Poland, the second-placed Team, is three points. A draw against San Marino or a defeat against Hungary will guarantee Gareth Southgate’s Team a Qatar.
In contrast to their San Marino rivals, England have superior numbers in this qualifier. In nine games played, the English Team has won seven times and drawn just twice. In other words, the English are undefeated in the competition. As far as goals are concerned, the attack of Southgate’s Team is the third-best in the qualifiers, with 29 goals scored. The defense does not look bad either and has only been savored three times so far.
Absentees and highlights
With no absences, either through injury or suspension, Gareth Southgate will be able to use his full-strength squad for the decisive encounter. That said, the line-up from the 5-0 win over Albania should be repeated. The clash against the fragile defense of San Marino can help striker Harry Kane to take the top scorer of qualifying. The Englishman currently has eight goals in contention, one behind the leading goalscorer, Memphis Depay of the Netherlands.
Top betting tips for San Marino vs England
Goal betting tips
San Marino’s 36 goals conceded in this qualifier show that their defense is far from confident. With the powerful English Tema attack ahead of them, it should not be now that Franco Varrella’s Team will change that pattern. One bet that could possess good odds is on ‘over 4.5 goals’, repeating at least the mark of the first leg clash. Soon, Bet365 will make available the odds for the match.
Suggested bets for the outcome
It is almost impossible to imagine a scenario where England does not win this encounter with immense confidence. This, consequently, will be reflected in the odds of the match. As such, it may not be easy to find any odds that have value. However, it is worth keeping an eye on the handicap options, such as a ‘-4.5’ in favor of the English. That might be one of the few exciting choices regarding the result.
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England is not yet guaranteed a place in the 2022 World Cup. However, only a catastrophe takes away the Team’s place in the clash against San Marino. The meeting between the teams will be played the following Monday, 15.
The two teams will face each other at the Olympic Stadium of San Marino, located in Serravalle, San Marino.
Sammarinese and English last met in March this year, also in the UEFA World Cup Qualifiers. The encounter ended with the English Team winning 5×0.
A bet that can have good odds is on ‘more than 4.5 goals’, repeating at least the mark of the confrontation of the first match.
The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365!