Sweden vs Romania
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Friends Arena (Stockholm).
With some exemplary performance in the Nations League, Sweden topped their group in the League B, and is preparing for life in League A from the next edition of the tournament onwards. They also scored the most goals in the group and conceded the least as well. Moreover, they managed to progress from the group stages of the world cup to the Round of 16. Take note that the group included defending champions Germany, and high-performing Mexico.
Romania’s stinginess in front of the goal cost them and had to settle for the second place in their group in the recent Nations League. Moreover, two of their wins came against Lithuania, an absolute disaster of a team in the competition. Something tells me Sweden might not be the same as Lithuania.
Sweden vs Romania Head-to-head (h2h)
- These teams have met only once in this century.
- In the 1980s and 1990s combined, they had three encounters.
- Sweden has not performed well in some of these games, but then the story was different.
- Sweden though managed to trump Romania when it mattered the most. In the 1994 World Cup, Sweden recorded a 3-2 extra time win over Romania.
Sweden vs Romania Prediction
The difference in quality in current scenario is well evident from the fact that Sweden will be trying their luck in League A of the Nations League, while Romania is stuck in League C. Sweden has shown grit in performing under pressure, and they do have a great chance to take one of the qualifying spots, as Spain remains the only major force in the group.
To be honest, the other teams in the group do not pose much threat in taking the qualification spots, and Romania remains the only practical competitor in that regards. If Sweden is able to win this tie, they will be massively ahead in the race for the top two spots. Moreover, Sweden was unbeaten in 20 of their last 26 home-ties, while Romania was winless in nine of their last 13 games on the road.
Expect the hosts to take advantage of this opportunity and improve their prospects for qualification.
Sweden vs Romania Betting Tips
Sweden to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.50 (1/2).