San Marino vs Gibraltar Prediction & Tips
Its history, San Marino’s goalless draw against Liechtenstein in the previous UEFA Nations League (UNL) round can be considered a great achievement. He also made history by maintaining an unbeaten goal on the road and ended a long streak of 40 losses, although he comes from losing a friendly match in the middle of the week.
There are more signs that the worst international team in the world (FIFA Ranking: # 210) could be improving. Their 16 shots in that last UNL game were more than they had done in any of their previous 74 official matches, while the combined 29 they recorded in their three UNL games this season are more than they achieved in the ten qualifying matches for Euro 2020 (28), although the standard of any UNL opponent in League D is much lower than that of other rivals.
Gibraltar coach Julio Ribas has been praised after leading his team to the top of their UNL group after scoring two consecutive 1-0 victories. They are now on the verge of clinching three official victories in a row for the first time – a feat that could also help them rise to the C League.
So far he has recorded four victories in his UNL history, all by a one goal margin, but managed to score before min. 40 in just one of those wins. In contrast, Gibraltar have conceded the first goal of the engagement in the opening 15 minutes in each of their last five losses.
Key battles: Goalkeeper Simone Benedettini was San Marino’s hero last month, as his performance helped his nation maintain an unbeaten away goal for the first time in history. Here he will face Tjay De Barr, who excelled in Gibraltar’s last UNL match, scoring the winning goal in what was his first international appearance in nearly a year due to injury.
Highlight: San Marino have lost before halftime in 15 of their previous 16 meetings, including the last game.
San Marino – Gibraltar FREE TIPS
Gibraltar – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90