Lukaku and De Buryne

Victorious by at least a two-goal margin in all six European Championship qualifying games this campaign, Belgium look a certainty to win by a landslide here.

Kompany, Lukaku

Furthermore, the number one FIFA-ranked team have won at least one half ‘to nil’ in eight of their last nine competitive victories.

The ‘Red Devils’ also come into this match on a 12-game unbeaten home run in ECQ fixtures.

Additionally, Belgium’s last five ECQ home wins have seen them score three goals precisely, with the hosts netting three successive match goals on four of those occasions.

Visiting San Marino are the world’s lowest ranked footballing nation, and are on a 33-game losing streak.

To compound matters further, they haven’t found the net in their previous 14 competitive fixtures, whilst conceding 57 goals across that period (4.07 on average).

The last time they kept a clean sheet was back in November 2014!

Incidentally, that match (a goalless draw versus Estonia) remains the only time San Marino have ever avoided defeat in an ECQ fixture.

As such, they have lost all 36 previous ECQ away games, failing to score in 34, and shipping an average of 5.31 goals per game.

Players to watch: Romelu Lukaku is Belgium’s all-time top scorer with 49 goals to his name, with 57.14% coming after half-time.

Mirko Palazzi is the last San Marino player to score for his country – that was in a 5-1 defeat in Azerbaijan back in September 2018.