Russia vs San Marino Match Info
Date: Saturday June 8 2019
Kick-off time: 5.00pm BST
Venue: Mordovia Arena
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Russia vs San Marino Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
June 7 1995: San Marino 0-7 Russia
October 12 1994: Russia 4-0 San Marino
Russia vs San Marino Stats
- Russia are unbeaten in their last seven matches on home soil
- A clean sheet has been kept in five of Russia’s last six games
- San Marino have lost 17 of their last 18 matches to nil
Russia vs San Marino Match Preview
Russia will expect to join Belgium in reaching Euro 2020 from this qualifying group and their home match against San Marino will surely provide three of the points they need.
With two of the six teams in this pool advancing automatically, the Russians are bound to fancy their chances of finishing above Cyprus, Kazakhstan and San Marino, plus Scotland who have the fall-back of a guaranteed play-off place via the UEFA Nations League.
Last year’s World Cup hosts got the hardest match out of the way first, losing 3-1 in Belgium, and then were up and running thanks to a 4-0 victory away to Kazakhstan, helped by a Denis Cheryshev double, when they were last in action in March.
Stanislav Cherchesov, of the famous moustache, remains in charge of the Russian squad, in which he has called up eight uncapped players for this game and Tuesday’s home match against Cyprus, in which Zenit St Petersburg striker Artem Dzyuba will serve as captain.
San Marino, meanwhile, are undoubtedly the worst international team in Europe, that status being confirmed without question in the UEFA Nations League when they lost all of their six matches against Belarus, Luxembourg and Moldova without scoring a goal.
Indeed, in the last 15 years they have only avoided defeat once, at home to Estonia in a November 2014 European Championship qualifier which ended 0-0, and the best San Marino can hope for here is not to be humiliated.
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Russia vs San Marino Betting Tips
Russia to win 5-0 @ 9/2 with bet365
Aleksei Ionov first goalscorer @ 11/2 with bet365