Ace Football previews the European Championship game between San Marino and Finland who meet up this coming Monday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
On Monday, San Marino will be playing against Finland in Group H of the Euro 2024 qualifiers at the San Marino Stadium. Finland celebrated a 6-0 win in their most recent meeting with San Marino. Are we in for something similar at Stadio Olimpico San Marino on Monday, or does the latter have something else in store?
Team form: San Marino vs Finland
San Marino Form
San Marino have had to endure a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 3-0 by Northern Ireland, before Denmark ran out 1-2 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Kazakhstan, who came out 3-1 winners. San Marino came through their previous six internationals without a win to show for their efforts. They managed zero draws and six defeats, conceded 22 goals and scored two times.
Finland collected one win from their last three matches, as Slovenia won by 3-0. Kazakhstan were too strong as well, winning 1-2, before Finland won 4-0 against Northern Ireland. Finland won thrice in their last six internationals, as well as playing zero draws and suffering three defeats. They produced 12 goals and conceded six times.
Betting stats for San Marino and Finland
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between San Marino and Finland. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- San Marino have not won the last 100 matches in a row
- San Marino have not won the last 51 home matches in a row
- San Marino have lost 33 of the last 35 home matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- San Marino have lost 29 of the last 31 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- San Marino have lost 33 of the last 35 home matches
- In 7 of the last 8 Finland away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 8 Finland away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 3 Finland matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 6 of the last 8 Finland matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Finland have lost 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
Players under the radar: San Marino vs Finland
Having scored just once lately in the European Championship, Alessandro Golinucci will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Finland hope Daniel Haakans can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of four European Championship goals in his last six European Championship games.
Popular markets: San Marino vs Finland
San Marino are in an awful state with 10 defeats on the spin. In their previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments San Marino won none, drew one and lost nine. Finland won three, drew two, and lost five of their previous 10 games away from home.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, San Marino only scored the first goal of the match in one out of their last ten games. Finland got the opening goal in five out of their last ten away games. Finland should be able to score at least once on Monday as San Marino failed to keep a single clean sheet in those last 10 outings. Finland managed five clean sheets in their 10 most recent outings.
Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of San Marino’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 0.2 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Finland’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches.
Betting tip: San Marino vs Finland
To sum up, the upcoming match between San Marino and Finland seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this European Championship game.