Saturday 11/10/2014, 21:45, Euro 2016 Qualification Romania vs Hungary
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It's been exactly one year, since Romania scored more than one goal in a match, but tonight there are good reasons to expect the hosts to aim for more than a narrow margin victory. Hungary comes visiting and the rivalry between the two teams is tremendous, not to mention that the stakes are as high as they get. The visitors have lost the opening game in the last minutes and they are now in dire need of points, if they are to keep their hopes to qualify alive.
Romania vs Hungary Odds
Romania 1.75 Draw 3.60, Hungary 6.00
Romania vs Hungary Tips
Romania used a single striker one month ago when the team traveled to Greece, knowing that they will be facing a defensive minded opponent. The idea was to score on the counterattack or speculate one of the few errors committed by the backline, while denying the hosts a chance to score first.
This is exactly what happened and Romania's defenses withstood a prolonged siege, which is great news ahead of this fixture. Tonight they will have a different approach, because both the management and the fans are demanding a convincing victory over Hungary. The tension surrounding this match is enormous and there is much more than meets the eye to it, with the fans really hating each other.
The visitors are just as motivated, because another defeat in this current qualification campaign would more or less rendered their chances to reach the group stage virtually nonexistent. Allowing two goals in less than five minutes was surely painful, but Hungary will not shift into a more defensive gear.
They are expected to use two strikers tonight, with Dzsudzak and Rudolf upfront, while Nikolic will probably start behind them. This is how the starting formation looked like against Northern Ireland and the same players were used in the two friendly games won against Kazakhstan and Albania.
- Marica won't play tonight for the hosts after seeing a red card in Greece, but Romania will still use three strikers.
- Romania has the better head to head record, having won three out of five games played at home and only lost two matched overall.
Romania vs Hungary Prediction
The odds for a home win are not remarkably high and they keep dropping, so punters should act quickly to extract maximum value. Despite the fact that they currently stand at 1.75 with Unibet, it is still decent value for a match that is highly anticipated by both sides. The hosts won't settle for a narrow margin win and will push for a convincing victory, so it is worth considering the possibility of backing Romania to win by two goals or more.
Bet: Romania @ 1.75 with Unibet