Romania vs Norway Prediction & Match Preview

Romania vs Norway
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Arena Națională (Bucharest).

The toppers Spain and Sweden are taking on each other, and this possibly presents the last opportunity for Romania and Norway to make a pass at the qualification spots. The home advantage and the current form of Tricolours give them the tags of the favorites for this tie.

Romania vs Norway Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Both teams found the back of the net in the last two clashes.
  • The last time these two met, which was in this same competition, either split the points with a 2-2 scorecard.
  • The previous two encounters ended as draws.
  • The BTTS clause is yet to be met whenever the Romanians have played hosts.
  • Disregarding a single encounter, every meeting since 1981 had had under 2.5 match goals.

Romania vs Norway Prediction

Cosmin Contra’s men are third in the table, just below the final qualification spot. They are trailing by a single point and possess the second-best defense in the group. They have also scored a total of 16 goals in the process, whereas toppers Spain have managed just two more.

The opportunity that this match-day presents is that Sweden, with just one point in excess, is taking on La Roja, and it could result in the Romanians swapping positions in standings if they manage to secure three points against the Norwegian contingent.

It helps that Vlad Chiriches and his boys have a 100% win record in front of the home crowd if their game against the 2010 World Champions is disregarded. On the other hand, Lovene has a single win on the road in this competition, and that too against the weakest of the lot, Faroe Islands.

In addition, the Romanians have lost just thrice in total in their previous 21 games, and these three were against Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands. In front of the home crowd, their prior 15 attempts have returned just two losses, and 11 of these were wins.

On the contrary, their opposite number could manage just five victories from their preceding twenty road trips. They also had a long nine-game long winless run during the stretch, and eight of these were losses as well.

Taking into account these observations, count on the hosts to avoid the loss at the least.

Romania vs Norway Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Romania or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • To Win Either Half: Romania @ 1.83 (5/6).