Romania vs Turkey: Preview and Predictions

Romania vs Turkey-International Friendly Match Preview 9th November 2017

Romania vs Turkey
International Friendly Match
Date: Thursday, 9th November 2017
Kick-off at 18:15 UK/ 19:15 CET
Venue: Dr. Constantin Radulescu Stadium.

Romania and Turkey who missed out on World Cup 2018 start their rebuilding process for the Euro 2020 with a friendly on Thursday.

The Romanians had a dismal campaign in the qualifiers and finished fourth in the group behind Poland, Denmark and Montenegro. This prompt their board to fire the German born-coach Christoph Daum. He is since replaced by Cosmin Contra for the last two matches in the campaign made a solid start with a 3-1 home win over Kazakhstan and 1-1 draw away at Denmark.

On the other hand, Turkey failed to negotiate through a tricky group that consists of Iceland, Croatia and Ukraine. They eventually finished fourth and had seen a managerial change midway through the campaign. The Turks were still in contention for the qualification when Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu took over from Fatih Terim. The team managed just 4 points since he took over and notable defeats to Iceland and Ukraine proved vital in their exit.

Romania vs Turkey: Head-to-head

There are no draws in the 6 meetings between them since the 1980s. Romania won 4 of those with Turkey in the remaining 2.

Only one of those six games saw both teams scoring.

Turkey won in their last visit to Romania, having lost in all of the previous four without scoring.

Romania vs Turkey: Predictions

Both teams are in rebuilding process and they have known weakness in all departments of play. Therefore, this is expected to be a fairly open game and the final result can go in anyone’s favor.

The best market for this game is both teams to score as Romania kept just 2 clean sheets in their last 10 games and Turkey had scored in 9 of their last 10 away games.

Since the encounters between these two often produce a winner, we can also bank on over 2.5 goal markets.

Romania vs Turkey: Bet Tips

Both teams to Score @ 1.90

Asian Lines – Over 2.75 goals @ 2.65 odd.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport