Tuesday 13/10/2014, 21:45, Euro 2016 Qualification, Finland vs Romania
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Romania allowed victory to slip through its fingers over the weekend, when they ended the match against Hungary in a disappointing draw. It was the hosts to dominated the encounter but allow the goal in the last minutes of the game and are now trying to recuperate those points in Finland. The hosts staged an impressive comeback against Greece and following their victory over Faeroe Islands they are trailing the leader by two points.
Finland vs Romania Odds
Finland 2.70, Draw 3.20, Romania 3.10
Finland vs Romania Tips
Northern Ireland is leading Group F with maximum points, but they are unlikely to keep up the tempo throughout the qualification campaign. Romania and Greece are the top favorites to make it to the next stage, but none of these teams started particularly well. The former European champions are sitting in the last place, but they are expected to prevail tonight against Northern Ireland.
Piturca decided to change a great deal in the starting formation, replacing almost half of the squad that underperformed against Hungary. The pressure on the manager is mounting following the failure to defeat the archrivals and the fans are demanding a victory right away.
In order to defeat Finland, Romania will need to use all three strikers, with Keseru, Stancu and Rusescu expected to play tonight. It is most unlikely for all of them to feature in the starting formation, but it would come as no surprise if they will all play at the same time in the second half.
Finland is flying high at this moment and with four points in two games, they have no reason to take too many chances against the team that is theoretically better than them. A 4-5-1 starting formation with Pukki spearheading the offensive is exactly what the hosts need, because Romania has its flaws in the midfield and the defensive is not exactly sharp either.
- Finland will try to settle for another point in front of its fans, while Romania will turn the heat up a notch from the beginning, knowing that three points are essential.
- The two teams met on nine occasions and Finland is still chasing its first victory over Romania
Finland vs Romania Prediction
The bookmakers are siding with the hosts tonight and offer spectacular odds for Romania to prevail, with punters tripling their investment if the visitors win. Those who are reluctant to take such a leap of faith, should definitely places a high-stakes wager on the Romania Draw no Bet at odds of 2.15 with Pinnacle Sports.
Bet: Romania Draw no Bet @ 2.15 with Pinnacle Sports