Serbia vs Romania
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 10 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Rajko Mitic, Belgrade.
Serbia somehow managed to seal the deal and pick up the initial three-pointer at the start of the UEFA Nations League campaign. It was the former Southampton creator (currently Ajax’s attacking midfielder) Dusan Tadic who made the difference converting from the spot seven minutes before the break to secure a victory for Mladen Krstajic’s side.
Can the Serbians maintain the perfect record on Monday evening when Romania come to visit the capital of Belgrade for the second round tie?
The visitors failed to keep the stellar form going and make it five wins on the bounce on Friday when they were held to a goalless draw by Montenegro.
Cosmin Contra sent the 4-2-3-1 formation with Claudie Keseru as the line striker on the pitch, but it saw the Romanians make just three attempts on target against a weakened Montenegro side.
Serbia vs Romania: Head-to-head
The two teams featured the same group in WC 2010 Qualifications in what were their lone H2H encounters so far.
Serbia won both home and away fixtures in some style, bagging an impressive eight-goal tally along the way.
Serbia vs Romania: Prediction
Krstajic generally has reasons to be satisfied with his troops’ display against Lithuania on the opening day of the competition. Apart from the goal, Tadic also missed the second penalty he had in the game (seven minutes from time), while the rest of attackers hit the woodwork four times.
Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic contributed to the success significantly as he earned the penalty. Team’s top scorer in WC Qualifications (six goals in ten games) has been in good touch at the start of the Premier League season netting three goals for Fulham so far.
The quality is on Serbia’s side, they won both H2H games and they head into this in higher spirits. It’s enough for us to go with the home win at 1.62 (5/8). You can alternatively back the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 1.85.
Serbia vs Romania: Bet Tips
Serbia to win @ 1.62 (5/8)
Serbia to keep a clean sheet @ 1.85 (6/7).