Spain vs Romania Euro 2020 qualifiers Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Spain vs Romania Euro 2020
Spain vs Romania Euro 2020 Qualifiers

The hosts are usually good value for money but their squad has undoubtedly dipped from their peak a few years ago. Can Romania take advantage?

Predictions

Spain will be favourites for this tie but you cannot count out a team like Romania in a situation like this, or at least bet for both teams to score.

Spain may not be like they were at the start of the decade, but they’ve still remained unbeaten in their Euro 2020 qualifying group, winning all but two games so far.

The visitors have had an inconsistent Euro 2020 qualifier group stage, winning four games, losing twice and drawing twice too.

Spain beat Norway, Malta, Faroe Islands, Sweden and Romania but could only draw the return games against Sweden and Norway.

Romania have beaten the Faroe Islands and Malta twice each and have drawn with Norway twice as well, leaving them on eight points despite only gaining anything from three teams.

Spain will be favourites for this game, as you’d expect, so while their form has dipped slightly, it’s still safe to bet a 3-1 win for La Roja.

Betting Tips

Spain have contrived to concede against Norway, Faroe Islands, Romania, Norway (again) and Sweden in their Euro 2020 qualification fixtures. Romania should feel confident of getting on the score sheet – but a home win, upsetting the top bookies, still looks beyond them.

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos is among La Roja’s leading scorers in qualification – claiming four goals before the November double-header. He’s an aerial threat from set-pieces and a reliable penalty taker, making him one to consider in the anytime market.

Statistics

Head to Head

These two nations have only ever played each other 16 times with Romania winning five games, Spain also winning five games but the draw being the most common result at six games resulting in even stevens.

Stats

  • The first meeting back in 1962 is also the largest margin of victory with Spain beating Romania 6-0 in the 1962 European Championships.
  • Romania haven’t beaten Spain since 2006 when they won 1-0 in a friendly despite Spain having the likes of Cesc Fabregas, David Villa, David Silva, Iker Casillas and Fernando Morientes starting that day.
  • Romania’s last victory before 2006 was in 1991 when they won 2-0 in an International friendly in Caceres.
  • That being said, these two have only played three times in this century, with a Spain win, a draw and a Romania win all taking place since the year 2000.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

Football manager is my life, but have taken up writing to help put all that knowledge playing the game to good use. Follow me for all things European football and gain unexpected knowledge about players and teams you didn't know before. When not playing football manager, I take a break to play with my Sunday League team.

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