EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Scotland vs San Marino Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Scotland vs San Marino kick off? Sunday 13th October, 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Scotland vs San Marino being played? Hampden Park

What television channel is Scotland vs San Marino on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Scotland vs San Marino? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? San Marino 0-2 Scotland

THE TEAM NEWS

SCOTLAND

  • Scotland's slim hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2020 were ended by a 4-0 drubbing in Russia on Thursday, but they can still qualify via the play-offs.
  • Midfielder Scott McTominay should come back into the side following suspension, with John Fleck, who made his debut against Russia, likely to make way.
  • Lawrence Shankland came off the bench for his debut against Russia and is the only out-and-out striker in the squad with Oliver McBurnie out injured.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Marshall; O'Donnell, Mulgrew, Devlin, Robertson; McTominay, McGinn; Forrest, McGregor, Fraser; Burke

Unavailable: Tierney (Injured), Bain (Injured), McKenna (Injured), Cooper (Injured), Jack (Injured), Henley (Injured), McBurnie (Injured)

Doubtful:

SAN MARINO

  • San Marino were hammered 9-0 for the second time in this qualifying campaign at Belgium on Thursday and have not even scored a goal since September 2017.
  • Centre-back Davide Simoncini is suspended after collecting his third booking against Belgium so Alessandro D'Addario is likely to be recalled with Manuel Battistini moving into the centre.
  • Simone Benedettini is set to start in goal again with first-choice goalkeeper Elia Benedettini sidelined, but coach Franco Varrella has no other injury concerns.

Predicted line-up (5-3-2): S. Benedettini; D'Addario, Manuel Battistini, Brolli, Palazzi, Grandoni; Mularoni, E. Golinucci, Giardi; Berardi, Nanni

Unavailable: E. Benedettini (Injured), D. Simoncini (Suspended)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

San Marino have lost all seven of their matches in this qualifying campaign and they have also been losing at half-time in all of them. Scotland are on a poor run of form themselves but a visit from the lowest-ranked team in the world will almost certainly provide some relief though do not expect them to rack the goals up like Belgium did on Thursday.

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