In this international break, the last European Championship tickets for the EURO 2020 will be awarded. One of them could be shown in a direct duel, because in the group F is still high ago. Sweden, Romania and Norway fight for the rank behind Spain and thus for the direct qualification. The Romanians are expecting the Swedes on Friday in Bucharest.
Romania vs Sweden Free Betting Odds and Predictions
It comes to the showdown, because the Swedes have it in hand, to secure second place in this pool. The Romanians will only have a chance with a win to be at the end of EURO 2020. Therefore, we expect aggressive homeowners who will cling to the last straw.
As expected, Spain is in the lead and is already in the bag. Sweden follows with 15 points in second place, Romania is third with 14 points. Outsiders chances are still the Norwegians, with the prospects of the moose with eleven points are only theoretical. The Faroe Islands and Malta have already left.
Get the Swedes on Friday in Bucharest the three points, then they would be through. A draw would be more than half the battle, because next Monday would have to win the Scandinavians at home only against the Faroe Islands. Before the kick-off between Romania and Sweden, the prediction clearly goes in the direction of a Swedish qualification.
Even if the Romanians should win, they would most likely have to get a threesome in Spain on the final day of the match. The starting position for the team of Cosmin Contra is therefore clear. On Friday everything has to be put on a map and yet we hold ourselves in the match between Romania and Sweden with a tip to the hosts noble back.
The Swedes would fall relatively soft anyway, because a spot in the playoffs of the Nations League, the Northern Europeans sure. However, they would like to qualify for the qualification on Friday.
Romania – Statistics & Current Form
Cosmin Contra is a coach who enjoys little popularity in Romania. The media has come down on him and the coach is increasingly responding to the emerging criticism with aggression, even against former players who now work as experts. It is not uncommon for Cosmin Contra to take on the sound.
He should be the one to deliver. In the two years of his tenure, he has not won against a really good opponent. In addition to dealing with criticism, the missing results are a criterion that leaves him increasingly under pressure from the association. Should the qualification for EURO 2020 be missed, Cosmin Contra should be history as a Romanian coach.
There is also still the back door over the Nations League for the Romanians. If a large number of teams from Division C qualify directly for the European Championship, then the Romanians could move through their position actually still in the playoffs. In the last seven internationals, there was only one defeat, but only victories against the Faroe Islands and Malta.
Against this background, it would hardly be worthwhile to take a closer look at the chances of a home victory in the duel between Romania and Sweden. In October, there was first a clear 3-0 win in the Faroe Islands. The 1-1 then against Norway hurt really. Alexandru Mitrita put the Romanians in front, but in extra time conceded the team of Cosmin Contra even the equalizer.
The coach is anything but world-alien and knows about his precarious situation very well. Accordingly, he has long been informed that he will provide his post as national coach in the event of a failure in the European Championship qualification. Whether this should be the case, when Romania reaches the playoffs, will have to show.
Romania will go into this match with a largely inexperienced team. With goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, only one player has more than 50 internationals under his belt. Most players do not even come for ten appearances in national dress. Absence will be injured Vlad Chiriches, Dragos Grigore, Cristian Ganea and Florin Andone.
Expected formation of Romania:
➤ Tatarusanu – Bancu, Nedelcearu, Rus, Benzar – Marin, Anton – Mitrita, Stanciu, Deac – Puscas
➤ Coach: Contra
Last matches of Romania:
⚽️ 15.10.2019 – Romania vs. Norway 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 12.10.2019 – Faroe Islands Vs. Romania 0: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.09.2019 – Romania vs. Malta 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Romania vs. Spain 1: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Malta vs. Romania 0: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
Sweden – Statistics & Current Form
The Swedes are in a comfortable situation. Before the last two group matches, the Scandinavians have everything in their own hands. With a victory you are directly qualified. In a draw, the qualifiers may only be adjourned and closed on Monday when the Faroe Islands will be guests.
The Swedes should not let this take away, especially since the team of Janne Andersson is currently very difficult to defeat. In the last nine internationals, there was only one defeat in Spain. Therefore, we should not assume that in the match between Romania and Sweden, a prediction of a home win could be successful.
An advantage of the Swedes is that they are tactically very variable and can adjust outstandingly to the opponent. This has most recently led to good results. It should be mentioned once again that the Swedish team in the event of a failure in the European Championship qualification would certainly be represented in the playoffs of the Nations League and can still come to the EURO 2020.
In the two internationals in October, the Swedes have been able to convince. First, there was a clear 4-0 victory in Malta. Then the Spaniards were guests in the Friends Arena. Marcus Berg gave the hosts a 1-0 lead after 50 minutes. In injury time, however, the Swedes still had to accept the 1: 1. Otherwise, a draw in qualifying would have been enough in Romania.
Janne Andersson will prepare his team for the opponent first class. We assume that the coach with tactical flexibility believes that the Swedes will rather defensive on Friday. The Scandinavians can stand stably, and if nothing burns in the back, then at least a draw should be in it, although in football everything is possible.
Staff it looks very good at the Swedes. With Jakob Johansson only one player from the extended tribe will be missing. A question mark, however, is behind ex-Mainz Pierre Bengtsson. However, we assume that the left-back should have overcome his training backlog until the kick-off.
Expected formation of Sweden:
➤ Olsen – Bengtsson, Granqvist, Lindelöf, Lustig – Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg, Larsson – Quaison, Berg
➤ Coach: Andersson
Last matches of Sweden:
⚽️ 15.10.2019 – Sweden vs Spain 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 12.10.2019 – Malta vs.. Sweden 0: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.09.2019 – Sweden vs. Norway 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Faroe Islands Vs. Sweden 0: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Spain vs. Spain Sweden 3: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
Romania vs Sweden Direct Comparison
To date, the selection teams from Romania and Sweden faced eleven times. The direct comparison speaks to 5: 3 victories for the Scandinavians. Another three duels ended in a draw. The most important match between these two teams was the quarter-finals at the 1994 World Cup in the USA, when the Swedes prevailed on penalties.
Mostly, these two teams faced each other at eye level. So it was in the only two encounters on the program in the last 20 years. In 2018, the Romanians won at home in a friendly match 1-0. The first leg of the qualifier went 2-1 in Sweden to the home side. Robin Quaison and Victor Claesson put in a 2: 0. Claudiu Keserü could only shorten.
Romania vs Sweden Free Betting Predictions and Odds
The bookmakers expect a game on equal terms. The odds for a home or away win are close together, which makes it difficult to find the right tip in the match between Romania and Sweden. The Romanians have lost just once in their last seven games, but only against the dwarves from Malta and the Faroe Islands.
Sweden has lost only once in the last nine internationals and overall should be in somewhat better shape. However, both teams are hard to defeat, which clearly means a draw in this duel, with the Romanians being forced to play full on attack, because only one win keeps the chance for EURO 2020 alive.
Romania vs Sweden Betting Odds Comparison – European Championship Qualifiers 2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Romania
🔺 Betting odds: 3.05
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.50
🔺 Betting Prediction: Sweden
🔺 Betting Odds: 2.60
Key Facts – Romania vs Sweden tips
🔻 Romania have suffered just one defeat in their last seven international matches
🔻 The Swedes have lost in the last nine internationals even once
🔻 In direct comparison, Sweden are ahead with 5: 3 wins
The Swedes can tackle this game relatively relaxed. A draw would already be a great success. These should probably be the first choice. We have decided to use the betting odds for a points division in the qualifier between Romania and Sweden.
🔺 Competition: Euro Qualification, Group. F
🔺 Date: 11/15/2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw (X)
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.50
🔺 Stake: 5/10 units