Our football match prediction:
Azerbaijan and San Marino face each other at Baki Olimpiya Stadionu in the 2018 World Cup qualifier. The Azeri have slim chances of qualifying for the next year’s tournament in Russia, but, as always, they will fight tooth and nail in Monday’s football game against San Marino. A win over the minnows should help the former Soviet republic keep their hopes of booking their place at the 2018 World Cup finals alive and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from the match. San Marino, on the other hand, have been serving as a cannon fodder for their rivals and they are unlikely to upset the Azeri in Baku. When the two teams met at San Marino Stadium earlier in the process Azerbaijan recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over San Marino, with Ruslan Gurbanov scoring the winner for the visitors.
Highlighted Team (San Marino):
San Marino played their first official match back in 1990, with the team suffering a 4-0 loss to Switzerland in the European Championship qualifiers. The minnows often serve as a cannon fodder for their rivals in competitive games, but it has to be noted that they did well to hold Estonia to a goalless draw in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. San Marino have yet to record a win in the qualifiers for the major tournaments, but on April 28, 2004 they recorded a hard-fought victory over Liechtenstein in a friendly match and that is considered their biggest achievement. “La Serenissima” welcome their rivals at San Marino Stadium and the capacity of the venue is only 6.664. San Marino footballers wear blue shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kits is white. It is well known that San Marino have never participated at the finals of the FIFA World Cup or the European Championship.