Romania vs Poland
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Europe, Group E.
Date: Friday, 11th November 2016
Kick-off at 19:45 UK
Venue: National Arena, Bucharest.
Poland lead Romania by two points in this group and a win by the home team would see them leapfrog their visitors. It’s Poland who has the better form as they are unbeaten now for the last six games. However it’s important to note that three of those have been draws. Only one of these unbeaten games was a win away from home when the Poles beat Ukraine 1-0.
Romania are unbeaten in the group and have started to find some form after Euro 2016. They claimed a very decent draw at home to group leaders Montenegro and from the way they set up Romania are definitely a home side and probably untrustworthy on the road.
Romania vs Poland: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the first meeting between the two sides since Poland run rout with a 4-1 win in February 2013. All the five goals of the match fell inside the first 45 minutes with Poland scoring 4 in a row before Romania pulled one back just before the half-time whistle.
However, this was the first Polish victory over Romania after a barren run of 5 matches. Romania managed 3 wins and 2 draws from the previous 5.
The most recent meeting between the sides in a qualifying fixture was during the Euro 96 qualifiers. Romania won the first leg at Bucharest by a 2-1 margin before settling for a goal-less draw in the return leg.
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Romania vs Poland: Prediction
The truth is that this game is hard to predict for an outright winner, either team on their day can beat each other. But both teams are scoring goals, indeed Poland has scored in each of their last six matches. So go for goals market in this game.
Romania vs Poland: Betting Tips
Both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10).
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