Kazakhstan vs Romania
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Tuesday, 11th October 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 UK
Venue: Astana Arena.
Kazakhstan put on an excellent show at home in their group opener against Poland on September by holding the higher ranked nation to a 2-2 draw. But they were brought back to ground by Montenegro in the second fixture away from home, who scored five goals past them without a reply. Hopes will be really high once again as they return to their home turf to welcome an inconsistent Romania for the matchday 3 fixture.
The Romanians finally came to life after a series of disappointing displays with a massive 5-0 win against minnows Armenia in their second group fixture. Their group opener was a 1-1 home draw against Montenegro, which put them on a 4 match win-less run. Before the assault against Armenia, they had only won once from their previous 8 fixtures in all competitions.
Kazakhstan vs Romania: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the first ever official meeting between Kazakhstan and Romania in a football match.
Kazakhstan vs Romania: Prediction
Despite the heroics on the opening matchday at the Astana Arena against Poland, the Kazakh football team have failed miserably when coming against higher ranked teams. Their last 7 home fixtures produced no wins, while they lost in 4 matches and 2 of their three draws have come against teams of similar stature.
Romania’s form in recent months have been quite disappointing. And the 5-0 win at Armenia will certainly help to boost the team morale. There is no doubt that the squad has some talented players. But they often fail to produce results at big stages. They got the momentum on the side, at least for now. And expect them to win this fixture with easiness.
Kazakhstan vs Romania: Betting Tips
- Romania to win at 1.80 (4/5)
- Over 2.5 goals at 2.45 (16/11).