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San Marino vs. Albania Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips (31/03/2020)

San Marino will host Albania in their third game of WC 2021 qualifiers. Find out our predictions and tips for the match in this San Marino vs. Albania match preview.

Our Top Free Predictions for San Marino vs. Albania

Our match bias-free match analysis are based on facts, stats and team news. Here are our top free tips for the match-up:

Highest Scoring Half: First Half @ 3.00

Albania Total Goals: Over 2.5 @ 1.50

Team to score in both halves: Albania @1.50

The odds above may change before kickoff. Check with bookmaker before placing your bet.

Highest scoring half: Fist half

Albania should either bag the three points in this fixture or forget about the World Cup. Given other contenders in group I such as England, Poland, Hungary, Albania has another chance to collect points on the roads. For the avoidances of doubt, San Marino has shipped the most goals in group I. They conceded three goals in first half against England, and two in second half. They also lost 3-0 to Hungary. To win this match against a team that has zero points in two games, we are backing Albania to score as many goals as two or three in first half.

Albania to score more than two goals

This will the easiest matchup for Albania against a team that has conceded eight goals in two group I matches. It is a ‘do or die’ for the visitors. Despite losing 2 nil to England, Albania’s 66th position on FIFA ranking means they are a better side against the host who are ranked the last at position 210. The two teams have previously met in international friendlies and Albania bagged all the points on the road in a 3-0 victory. Albania has scored nine goals in their last five fixtures while San Marino hasn’t scored a goal in their last nine games. It is only sensible to back the visitors to score more than two goals.

Albania to score in both halves

San Marino has not score a goal in the last nine fixtures. The hosts have lost all their last ten games and conceded in 26 goals in all the fixtures. Losing in both their first two WC 2021 qualifiers leaves them exposed defensively going into this fixture. Albania has only lost twice in the last nine. With three points in two games, a win in this fixture could see them go second. We are backing the visitors to score in both halves.

Match Preview: San Marino vs. Albania

The fixture between San Marino vs. Albania will be played on 31st March 2021.  It is a must-win for the visitors if they must keep their world cup hopes alive.

San Marino

Coming into this fixture, San Marino has not won the last two games of WC 2021 qualifiers. They have not scored a goal either, conceding eight in total. Moreover, they hosts have not scored a goal in the last nine games, which is another reason why bookies are favouring Albania to bag all the three points. In their last game in group I, San Marino had no shot on goal and they only managed 19% ball possession against Hungary which had 10 shots on target. They also failed to register a shot on target in their first game against England. San Marino woes could get worse in their game against Albania.

Albania

Albania comes into this fixture as the favourites. They have three points after two games. They have won five games in their last nine fixtures, lost twice and drew twice. Their only shot in the first game against Andorra was a goal. And even though they failed to register a shot on target against England, Albania previously beat San Marino 3-0 on the road. We are backing them to bag a second win in group I.

Top Betting Odds and Stats: San Marino vs. Albania

We have selected the best odds across leading U.K bookmakers as follows:

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San Marino vs Albania

icon Head to Head

31/03/21
E-WCQ
San Marino
San Marino
0 - 2
Albania
Albania
08/06/14
IM
San Marino
San Marino
0 - 3
Albania
Albania

San Marino

Last 5

28/03/21
E-WCQ
San Marino
San Marino
0 - 3
Hungary
Hungary
25/03/21
E-WCQ
England
England
5 - 0
San Marino
San Marino
14/11/20
UNL
San Marino
San Marino
0 - 0
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
11/11/20
IM
San Marino
San Marino
0 - 3
Latvia
Latvia
13/10/20
UNL
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
0 - 0
San Marino
San Marino

Albania

Last 5

28/03/21
E-WCQ
Albania
Albania
0 - 2
England
England
25/03/21
E-WCQ
Andorra
Andorra
0 - 1
Albania
Albania
18/11/20
UNL
Albania
Albania
3 - 2
Belarus
Belarus
15/11/20
UNL
Albania
Albania
3 - 1
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
11/11/20
IM
Albania
Albania
2 - 1
Kosovo
Kosovo

FAQs-San Marino vs. Albania

San Marino vs Albania tips

Have the two teams got a red card coming into this fixture?

No, both San Marino and Albania have no red cards in the last two WC 2021 qualifier games.

Who are we backing to win this game?

Albania has everything it takes to beat San Marino on 31st March 2020.

Are there injury worries for the hosts?

No, Franco Varrella has no injury worries as he prepares his team to face Albania.