San Marino, the whipping boys of European international football, host England tonight in the 5000 capacity Stadio de Seravalle, and the nation expects England to win with ease. But what can we expect of the Three Lions tonight?
A straight win bet is completely out of the question to most. The best odds available for an England win are a minute 1/50 with William Hill which might be an option for the very biggest hitters, but we need a little more value!
San Marino’s last competitive goal was scored all the way back in 2008 in a 1-3 home loss to Slovakia. Since that game they’ve conceded 104 goals without reply. The question, and bet, must be just how much England will beat them by.
Handicap wise, the -5 at 11/8 with bet365 look pretty attractive. England would have to win 6-0 or more to be in the money, but that is surely doable against a team that lost 0-6 at home to Montenegro less than 12 months ago.
England didn’t get it completely right last time, beating the minnows 5-0 at Wembley last October, but Roy Hodgson seems more intent on going all guns blazing this time around. The fact that San Marion are at home should make it a more open match, as teams tend to sho a little more footballing expression on home soil to please the fans.
The correct scores market could also be taken advantage of too. Here are the best prices available:
- 3-0 England – 13/2 Ladbrokes
- 4-0 England – 5/1 Sky Bet
- 5-0 England – 11/2 William Hill
- 6-0 England – 13/2 William Hill
- 7-0 England – 9/1 William Hill