San Marino’s national team hosts Northern Ireland at the San Marino Stadium
in a match counting for the Qualification stage of the 2018 World Cup.
What to say about this San Marino team? You can’t say they are not important. They are
But not in a good way. They are important because they will help decide this group because of the amount of goals the other teams are able to score against them. They are the boxing bag of this group.
Playing in the World Cup and European Championships qualification stages is a mere geographic formality.
The team will never stand a chance. Their moment of glory is whenever they manage to score a goal on a official match.
Football is also made of this and they should be respected but not ignored. In 6 matches, they have 6 losses and a goal record of 1 goal scored and 30 goals conceded.
Latest results – San Marino:
10.06.2017 WCQL Germany 7-0 San Marino
31.05.2017 FRL Italy 8-0 San Marino
26.03.2017 WCQL San Marino 0-6 Czech Rep
19.03.2017 FRL San Marino 0-2 Moldova
22.02.2017 FRL San Marino 0-2 Andorra
11.11.2016 WCQL San Marino 0-8 Germany
Latest results – N. Ireland:
10.06.2017 WCQL Azerbaijan 0-1 N. Ireland
02.06.2017 FRL N. Ireland 1-0 New Zealand
26.03.2017 WCQL N. Ireland 2-0 Norway
15.11.2016 FRL N. Ireland 0-3 Croatia
11.11.2016 WCQL N. Ireland 4-0 Azerbaijan
11.10.2016 WCQL Germany 2-0 N. Ireland
San Marino vs Northern Ireland – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the other hand, we have Northern Ireland who are going through a fantastic stage with their National football team.
The team comes into this after their great campaign in the last EURO’s where they were able to reach the round of 16, before being eliminated by Wales.
That is a good result considering Northern Ireland’s ambitions. In this qualification stage, they currently sit in 2nd place of the group with 13 points, 5 points behind leaders Germany.
Obviously, their realistic goal is to secure this second position and go to the play-offs, hoping to get a good draw and maybe go through to the World Cup.
Their only defeat so far in this competition was precisely against Germany (2-0) away from home. Despite playing in San Marino, this is expected to be a one-way match.
The big question is where to find value here. And I believe there is value on this bet for Northern Ireland to win both halves.
Even if they are not able to smash them, I think the team is able to win both halves.
|Northern Ireland to win both halves||