This is action from Group Cof World Cup 2018 qualifying and Germany are running away with the top spot. But Northern Ireland are holding a commanding position in the race for second place behind Die Mannschaft and they can drive home further supremacy with a win in this one out at San Marino.
The Irish will be looking to complete the double over the minnows in the qualification group. San Marino are already eliminated from qualification as they have yet to pick up a single point and they have conceded at a rate of five goals per game on average. This is a big night for the Irish who are 1/33 odds-on to win the game with San Marino at a whopping 50/1.
San Marino Form:
There’s no form there from San Marino of course and so far in their six World Cup qualifying games they have conceded a total of 30 goals and have scored just the one themselves. They are on a seventeen match losing streak at the moment since a 0-0 draw with Estonia back in November 2014. That has the been the only time that they have avoided defeat since a 1-0 victory over Liechtenstein back in 2004.
Northern Ireland Form:
After their great qualification run for the Euro 2016 Championships, the Irish are looking for a place at the 20178 World Cup. They start this game in second place in the group, a long way back of leaders Germany, but more importantly, are four points ahead of the third placed Czech Republic (who they play on Monday). The Irish have put up a great record for W4 D1 L1 in the group so far and their defence has held its ground superbly with them having conceded just the two goals in their six games so far.
Head to Head News:
This will be the fourth international between these two countries and Northern Ireland have won each of the previous three. The two home games the Irish have played have produced 4-0 victories and in their one previous trip to San Marino, which was in the World Cup 2010 qualifiers, Northern Ireland won 3-0.
Top Betting Tips:
Northern Ireland aren’t the most powerful attacking side in the world of course, but you would expect them to still do a solid number on San Marino. This is a good chance for the Irish to get their eye in ahead of their big clash at home with the Czech Republic on Monday. Northern Ireland 3-0 correct score has big appeal for around a 7/2 price with bet365.