Northern Ireland vs San Marino
March 23, 2023 3:45 pm EDT
The Line: Northern Ireland -2000 / San Marino +3000 // Total: 3.5
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San Marino and Northern Ireland face off on Thursday in a UEFA European Qualifier at San Marino Stadium.
San Marino vs Northern Ireland Odds
Northern Island is the favorite sits at -2000 while San Marino is the underdog sitting at +3000. The total in this game sits at 3.5 goals with the over paying out at +105.
San Marino Betting Preview
Over the last three games, San Marino has lost two games and played to a draw. On November 20th, San Marino faced off against Saint Lucia and they were defeated 1-0. The only goal given up was by a penalty kick. The defense played pretty well, but they couldn’t get any sort of offense going. San Marino is pretty healthy heading into this game, and this team is one that looks very similar to the team that played at the end of last year. In this game, San Marino needs to find a way to get the offense going. Northern Ireland’s defense has shown holes, and San Marino needs to take advantage.
Northern Ireland Betting Preview
The last few games, Northern Ireland has been involved in a higher-scoring game. On September 27th, Northern Ireland gave up three goals, and the offense only managed a goal on the way to the two goal defeat. Shayne Lavery tied up the game in the 18th minute. The defense then gave up goals in the 55th and 80th minute though, and that led to the defeat. One big issue for Northern Ireland is they are dealing with a ton of injuries heading into this game. Johnny Evans is out, and it’s unclear who’s going to get the start in his place. Dion Charles is someone that could move into the starting lineup in this game.
Shane’s Free Pick
Northern Ireland’s defense has shown some holes, but I’m just not sure this San Marino team is good enough to really put up a fight. This offense isn’t very good for San Marino and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Northern Ireland might score a goal or two, but they aren’t going to run up the score, and that is going to be the difference in this total. This game is going to finish 1-0 or 2-0. Back the under 3.5 goals to cash.