Can Northern Ireland creep up the Group C rankings when they meet San Marino in the latest round of World Cup 2018 qualifiers?
The NI team enjoyed a good Euro 2016, and drew against Czech Republic in September. Martin O’Neill’s side can also take comfort from the fact that San Marino have failed to win a single one of their World Cup qualifiers, losing 55 and drawing two (including 20 matches against the home nations).
But while they have every right to feel confident in their clash with San Marino, tougher times are surely in store when they meet Germany next week.
When is kick-off? 7.45pm on Saturday 8 October