Romania vs Montenegro: Match Preview and Prediction

Romania vs Montenegro
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Sunday; 4-September-2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Cluj Arena (Cluj-Napoca).

The Romanian national team will begin their World Cup qualification against Montenegro on 4th September at Cluj Arena.

Romania suffered an early exit from the European Championship in France this summer after failing to win in each of their three group games. They lost to host nation France in the opening game, later they drew 1-1 with Switzerland before losing to Albania. They haven’t been in action after the Euro Championship and will be hoping to kick start the qualifying campaign on a positive note.

Meanwhile, Montenegro didn’t make it to the Euros this summer. Their recent form has been nothing to home about, as they are win-less in their last 6 games. They could only manage 3 wins from their 10 matches during the qualifying phase and finished fourth in their group. The Montenegro national football team are yet to qualify for a major tournament since making their first appearance as a nation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament.

Romania vs Montenegro: Head to Head statistics

The latest meeting between the two sides came in a friendly on May 2008. Romania put four past behind Montenegro to earn a comprehensive victory.

Romania vs Montenegro:Prediction

Montenegro are coming to Romania on the back of a six match win-less run. The wins against minnows Lichtenstein and Moldova are their only wins in the 12 matches. They have also lost in 6 of their last 7 away games. And Romania have a perfect chance to start their World Cup qualifying campaign with a win. Despite their failure at Euros, Romania have done relatively well while playing at home.

Also, 13 of the last 15 home games of Romania have seen less than 3 goals. So under 2.5 goals is another option for this European World Cup qualifier.

Romania vs Montenegro: Tips

Romania to win at 4/6 (1.66).