Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between San Marino and England and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
One point is all that is needed for England to book an automatic spot for the 2022 World Cup in San Marino on Monday.
The unbeaten Three Lions hold a three-point lead over Poland at the top of Group I. With one game to spare, a draw on Monday will guarantee a ticket to Qatar regardless of how their Polish rivals fare.
San Marino, on the other hand, hope to defy the odds stacked against them to avoid ending their doomed campaign with 10 straight defeats.
Facts and figures for San Marino vs England in World Cup.
- San Marino has lost the last 52 matches in a row;
- San Marino did not win the last 57 matches in a row;
- San Marino has lost the last 28 matches in a row at home;
- San Marino has lost in the last 56 of 57 matches.
- England unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- England unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- England scored in the last 21 of 23 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in England’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Current form — San Marino vs England
The Serenissima on a dismal run of form
It is a miserable time for San Marino right now with 6 defeats in the last 6 games to show for their, admittedly, measly efforts. Franco Varrella’s side have had to endure a tough spell in their last 3 matches. They were beaten 5-0 by Poland before Andorra ran out 3-0 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Hungary, who came out 4-0 winners.
The Three Lions are on a roll
England will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Gareth Southgate’s side thrashed Andorra 5-0 before drawing 1-1 against Hungary. They returned to winning ways in style last time out by cruising to a 5-0 win over Albania
San Marino vs England — fixture history
The last match between teams was a World Cup qualifier back on 25 March 2021 and saw England claim a 5-0 victory.
In the last 5 meetings of these teams, an advantage was formed on the side of England, and these matches were also remembered for the many goals. All in all, England have had a fine reading on San Marino lately with a 5-0-0 advantage in the World Cup going into this match.
Current table in the World Cup
England manager Gareth Southgate has announced that Conor Coady will start but won’t be captain, suggesting Harry Kane won’t be rested. The skipper scored a hat-trick last week and will want to extend his run.