Romania vs Finland
Date: Tuesday, 5th June 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Stadionul Ilie Oana, Ploiesti.
Both Romania and Finland have put their underwhelming WC Qualification campaigns behind them as they will come into the friendly at Stadionul Ilie Oana high on confidence after successes in most recent internationals they featured.
Tricolorii were in action on Thursday when they continued with splendid displays in the final third netting three goals in a five-goal thriller against Chile. It was the third consecutive victory for Cosmin Contra’s troops who will head into the upcoming UEFA Nations League challenges high on spirits. They have the chance to make them even higher on Tuesday hosting Finland whose smart choice of friendlies raised the confidence in the dressing room with the Scandinavians winning three of last four international friendlies after a horrendous qualifying campaign.
Romania vs Finland Head-to-head
This will be the 12th head to head encounter between the two sides and Finland are yet to clinch their first victory over the Romanians.
Tricolorii won 7 and drew 4 so far as the head to head stats entirely favour them ahead of the clash in Ploiesti.
Romania won four and drew two of six outings against Finland on the home soil with an impressive goal difference of 18-3 during that period.
Romania vs Finland Predictions
As mentioned above, the wise choice of friendlies helped Markku Kanerva’s men win three and draw one of last four matches. They conceded just one goal along the way, but their defensive line will be under a much higher pressure this time out considering Romania’s attacking form. Finland played Estonia, Jordan, FYR Macedonia and Malta in last four matches.
The biggest threat for the visitors will come from Nicolae Stanciu who broke the deadlock 14 minutes into the game with Chile on Thursday. FCSB’s Constantin Budescu also confirmed his fine form by netting the match-winner six minutes from time after coming on from the bench against the back-to-back Copa America champions. We do believe that Contra’s side can keep the fine form going here and we’ll back them to clinch the fourth consecutive win at the odds of 1.66 here. Alternatively, you can have Romania to score two or more goals at the 2.00 odds.
Romania vs Finland Betting Tips
- Romania to win @ 1.66
- Romania Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00.