iBet: England are backed to score seven against San Marino
World Cup Qualifiers
England v San Marino, Friday, kick off 8pm
Back England -5 on the handicap at 5/6 with Ladbrokes
The spread firms have quite a difficult job pricing up England’s this game. They seem to be settling for England to win by around seven goals – which sounds a lot until you look at San Marino’s recent results. Of course they will park the bus, no matter what the scoreline, but they conceded 53 goals in ten matches in trying to qualify for Euro 2012, and failed to trouble the scorer. In 2008 they lost 13-0 to Germany, and last year lost a qualifier 11-0 in Holland. Moldova beat them 4-0 in another Euro 2012 qualifier last October. That’s food for thought considering how England swept aside Moldova 5-0 on their home patch, and they lost 6-0 at home to Montenegro in their only Group H game so far. The fact is that San Marino are one of the worst international football teams on the planet. They sit in 207th place – worse even than the likes of Bhutan, Anguilla, Laos and Mauritania – with only the Turks and Caicos Islands ranked lower. San Marino have conceded 30 goals in their last 6 games and previous meetings between England and San Marino have finished 6-0 and 7-1. England, at home, should sweep them aside without conceding.
Oddschecker.com already have dozens of markets priced up on the England game and there are some interesting correct score prices around with England to win 7-0 8/1 (Coral); 8-0 11/1 (BetVictor); 9-0 18/1 (Stan James) and 10-0 25/1 (Ladbrokes).
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