San Marino and Scotland take their place at the Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle in a meeting for the Euro Qualifying Qualifiers. There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 03-23-2001 in a match that ended with the final result: Scotland (4-0) San Marino. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, because San Marino presents different results at home and abroad. The home team arrives in this second round of Group I after a defeat in their debut in this group stage, for Cyprus, by (5-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when they play in front of their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 15 away defeats, with 3 goals scored and 70 conceded, against 1 draw and 14 defeats at home with 0 goals scored and 50 suffered. In the last 6 home games San Marino has 6 losses. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games and his attack is not in good shape as he did not score goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. The team has had trouble scoring first. In fact, he failed to make the first goal in any of the past 14 games. In 14 games, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. San Marino's side enter this duel with a 5-0 defeat on their visit to Cyprus, their worst start to the EURO 2020 qualifying campaign. In their second game against Scotland, coach Franco Varrella is set to take 5-3 -2, favoring a faster style of play, with the two most advanced pieces being Nanni and Berardi. However, it is in the defense that this team has its weaknesses, facilitating in many occasions the defensive transition and the standing balls. For this game the coach can count on the same players of the last confrontation.
The visiting team reaches this second round of Group I after a defeat in their debut in this group stage, to Kazakhstan, by (3-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 1 tie and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last eight matches played in all competitions, Scotland have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 4. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point as they conceded in 7 of their last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. Scotland arrive in this match with a 3-0 defeat in their visit to Kazakhstan, thus registering their first defeat in this qualifying round. The Scottish team should play in the 4-3-3 tactical system with the aim of using a more organized style of play, progressing through short passes. At the individual level we highlight midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who is very important in the team's offensive process. Coach Alex McLeish can count on the usual players.