Romania vs Chile
Date: Thursday, 31st May 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Sportzentrum Graz-Weinzodl, Graz.
Chile will only serve as a test opposition to European sides who are about to play South American opposition at the World Cup in Russia this summer. The back-to-back Copa America winners will miss the biggest stage competition after coming sixth in CONMEBOL Qualification campaign and they are among the most shocking absentees from the competition.
This is why the new head coach Reinaldo Rueda decided to test new weapons in the following set of friendlies. Before clashes with the European World Cup hopefuls Serbia and Poland, Chile will tackle Romania who also failed to qualify for the World Cup after coming fourth in their respective group.
Nevertheless, Cosmin Contra’s men look to have recovered from the underwhelming campaign in the qualifications as they saw off both Israel and Sweden in March friendlies. Overall, Tricolorii won three of last four friendly games, the lone defeat coming from the Netherlands.
Romania vs Chile h2h (Head-to-head)
The two sides took on each other a year ago, also in a friendly, as Chile prepared themselves for the Confederations Cup.
Romania came on top 3-2 at the end coming back from a two-goal deficit to.
Bogdan Stancu, Nicolae Stanciu and Mihail Baluta bagged goals for the Romanian side, while Vargas and Valencia scored goals for Chile.
Romania vs Chile Predictions
Tricolorii will have a nice chance to maintain the fine trend and pick up their fourth win in last five friendlies here. Rueda will be without his main stars Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas and Arturo Vidal here.
On the other hand, Romania might struggle to create in the final third here knowing that Chile’s defensive line allowed just a single goal in last two friendlies with Sweden and Denmark. We will thus take the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the 1.72 odds. Alternatively, we’ll back Romania not to lose at 1.60 with all these absences in the Chilean squad.
Romania vs Chile Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72
Romania or Draw Double Chance @ 1.60.