San Marino vs Northern Ireland. Euro 2024 qualifier prediction

The San Marino national team will play against Northern Ireland on March 23 in the qualifying match for Euro 2024. What bets and forecasts have our experts prepared?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on San Marino vs Northern Ireland

San Marino

The San Marino men's football team is the holder of the lowest FIFA ranking, where it is in 211th position. The national team begins its UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign still on the elusive first-ever official win. What's more, no UEFA member has fewer players than San Marino, making them major underdogs every time they take the field, a title that is proven by their truly terrible record in qualifying for this tournament.

The hosts have only one draw and 75 defeats. Moreover, representatives of this tiny state scored only eight times, while conceding 340. The chance to change the situation today is almost zero, which confirmed the defeat in the last official game from Estonia (0:4).

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland will not lend a helping hand to humble hosts and will look to right the wrongs of a failed Euro 2020 qualifying campaign that saw them lose out to Slovakia in the last leg.

Now a new manager is at the helm - Michael O'Neill is back for a second term at the head of the "Green and White Army". O'Neill is emphatically wary of complacency ahead of this clash, stating that "we will prepare for San Marino just as we would prepare for Germany." This consistent approach should give them a good chance of maintaining their flawless head-to-head record and raising hopes of reaching their first major tournament since 2016.

San Marino vs Northern Ireland

San Marino vs Northern Ireland facts

  • Correct score 0:5 - San Marino lost all face-to-face meetings;
  • Goals in both halves - yes - in 4 of San Marino's last 5 matches, goals were scored in both halves;
  • Goal in the first half - yes - this bet was held in 3 of the last 5 matches of the hosts.

Game Totals Prediction

In this duel, we are on the side of the guests, who have enough technical and experienced performers who are able to close all issues with the winner. In addition, we expect a strong success for Northern Ireland, for which it is important not only to get three points, but also to create a positive balance in goals scored.

Our prediction is an Asian handicap (-3) for Northern Ireland and we bet on it through the bookmaker Mostbet with a coefficient of 2.15.

We assume that in this duel an abundance of attacks awaits us and the release of the main star of San Marino after an injury is unlikely to change the balance of power on the football field. We expect the traditional 4-5 five unanswered goals against the hosts.

Second bet - total over 4.5 goals for 3.40.

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