Since drawing 2-2 in Liechtenstein in 2003, San Marino haven’t scored an away goal.
Their cumulative scores from these 28 fixtures reads at a rather demoralising 160-0, with their best results technically being 3-0 defeats to Bosnia, Cyprus, Montenegro and Moldova.
What may be significant is that the most recent pair both came in qualifying for the past World Cup, which suggests that San Marino may be getting better defensively, even if they still have trouble crossing the halfway line.
It is also worth noting that they’ve only let in five across their last two home encounters.
Although a 1-0 win is technically all England need to get the job done against San Marino, a result far more dominant is required to avoid criticism in the press.
Here are a selection of England correct score bets and prices –
Based on the results of the last 11 years, a 3-0 England victory is the minimum that can be expected, although after the triumph in Switzerland in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier, a repeat of the 5-0 Wembley success over San Marino from October 2012 should be the benchmark.
This would probably be regarded as the par score.
However, Ukraine scored 17 times against San Marino in two World Cup qualifiers, including nine at home, Holland beat them 11-0 during qualifying for the last Euros and Poland stuck 10 past them ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
San Marino tend to get completely thrashed in one away qualifier for each major tournament and England have to be regarded as the most likely to dish out this sort of punishment.
England scored eight without reply in San Marino last year. A repeat pays out at 6/1.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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