San Marino vs Slovakia prediction, odds & betting tips 05/06/2024

San Marino vs Slovakia prediction
San Marino have only ever won one game of football in their history – Photo by Icon Sport

Slovakia are set to take part in Euro 2024 over in Germany this summer, but facing off against San Marino is a worrying task for a lot of teams. It's not usually because of the quality they possess, but because they've only ever won one game of football, so no side wants to give them their second.

San Marino vs Slovakia prediction: Tough task for the home side

Key stats

  • San Marino's only victory came back in 2004
  • Slovakia have scored 22 goals in their four matches against San Marino
  • La Serenissima have scored in four of their last five games

Pre-game odds and win probability: A very routine away win is predicted

  • Home: 25/1 (26.0) – 3.8%
  • Draw: 10/1 (11.0) – 9.1%
  • Away: 1/33 (1.03) – 97.1%

There really is only one natural outcome in this game and that's a Slovakia win as they look to prepare for Euro 2024. However, stranger things have indeed happened in football – although not usually involving San Marino – so all outcomes are on the table.

The bookmakers are giving the hosts less than a 4% chance of winning this midweek, so we see no reason to go against the favourites. We'd suggest ignoring the outright winner market and instead backing a Slovakia handicap to at least gain some value in your punts, much like our free betting tips which provide great advice all week.

Last five H2Hs: It's always been one-way traffic

Slovakia have come up against San Marino on four occasions throughout their history as a footballing nation and they've not had any trouble winning all four encounters. La Serenissima have only managed to score one goal against Slovakia so this is going to be an incredibly tough task.

San Marino preview: Hoping to defy all odds

San Marino managed to record a 0-0 draw last time out when they faced Saint Kitts and Nevis which should breed confidence. However, when a side has only ever won one football match, they are never going to be keen to play a side ready to compete at a major tournament.

Predicted lineup: Colombo (GK), Tosi, Rossi, Fabbri, Cevoli, D'Addario, Golinucci, Capicchioni, Contadini, Nanni, Berardi

International Match 11/06/24

L

Cyprus

Cyprus

4

San Marino

San Marino

1

International Match 05/06/24

L

Slovakia

Slovakia

4

San Marino

San Marino

0

International Match 24/03/24

D

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis

0

San Marino

San Marino

0

International Match 20/03/24

L

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis

3

San Marino

San Marino

1

Euro 2024 Qualifying 20/11/23

L

Finland

Finland

2

San Marino

San Marino

1

Slovakia preview: Nothing but a large victory will suffice

Nothing but a rather large victory will please the Slovakian fans and players as they travel to minnows San Marino. There are 162 places between these two nations in FIFA's rankings, so there should be no upsets on the cards.

Predicted lineup: Rodak (GK), Morlacchi, Obert, Gyomber, Tomic, Benes, Hrosovsky, Kucka, Haraslin, Bozenik, Duris

Euro 2024 17/06/24

W

Belgium

Belgium

0

Slovakia

Slovakia

1

International Match 09/06/24

W

Wales

Wales

0

Slovakia

Slovakia

4

International Match 05/06/24

W

San Marino

San Marino

0

Slovakia

Slovakia

4

International Match 26/03/24

D

Norway

Norway

1

Slovakia

Slovakia

1

International Match 23/03/24

L

Austria

Austria

2

Slovakia

Slovakia

0

Slovakian international, Robert Bozenik
Robert Bozenik is set to earn his 40th cap for Slovakia – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Robert Bozenik

While Slovakia don't boast many household names like other nations heading to Germany this summer, they have an impressive collective group, including Robert Bozenik. The Slovakian striker enjoyed a stellar season over in Portugal netting 11 times.

Reliability is a key attribute

Bozenik is in line to pick up his 40th cap for Slovakia this week if he starts against San Marino, and in that time he's managed to register 10 goal involvements. His last goal came in a 2-1 victory, so when he gets on the scoresheet it usually ends up meaning good things for the whole team.


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