England shouldn’t struggle to see off San Marino in their first 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday, as boss Gareth Southgate gears up for bigger challenges to come in this international break.
The Three Lions have won all six of their previous meetings with San Marino, scoring on average six goals per outing.
San Marino’s sole goal against England came in the opening minute of a World Cup qualifier in 1993, which their opponents eventually won 7-1.
England come into this fixture having endured a tough autumn, in which they lost to both Denmark and Belgium in the UEFA Nations League, but beat Iceland 4-0 in their most recent encounter.
San Marino, meanwhile, drew 0-0 with Gibraltar late last year and haven’t even scored since a 3-1 loss to Kazakhstan in November 2019.
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When is England v San Marino on TV?
England v San Marino will take place on Thursday 25th March 2021.
What time is kick-off?
England v San Marino will kick off at 7:45pm.
There are numerous World Cup qualifiers taking place during this international break including Albania v England, which kicks off at 5pm on Sunday.
What TV channel is England v San Marino on?
Fans can tune in to watch the game for free on ITV from 7:15pm.
How to live stream England v San Marino online
You can also live stream the match via ITV Hub on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
England v San Marino team news
England: Gareth Southgate could hand game time to fringe England players, so don’t be surprised if Jude Bellingham, Sam Johnstone, Ollie Watkins and James Ward-Prowse all feature.
The likes of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling may start on the bench, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin potentially getting the nod up front.
San Marino: Cesena goalkeeper Elia Benedettini should start between the sticks, while 23-year-old striker Filippo Berardi is tipped to feature up front.
Captain Davide Simoncini boasts over 65 caps for his country and the midfielder will likely start here.
England v San Marino odds
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Our prediction: England v San Marino
England will cruise to victory here, but what Southgate will be looking for is how the younger fringe players adapt to international football and his tactics.
Don’t be surprised to see the boss use his full number of substitutions. England will control the game and should be two or three goals up by half time.
The one issue for the Three Lions is avoiding injury. So don’t be surprised if the pace is slow and England treat this almost like a training match.
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