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Serbia vs Romania Prediction

September 9, 2018

Looking at Serbia vs Romania Prediction, Serbia play host to Romania at FK Partizan Stadium.

 

Serbia came to this game in a relatively good form. At the World Cup they defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in the opening match. But they continue to lose in the next match. Lost 1-2 from Switzerland and suffered a 0-2 defeat to Brazil.

 

Both defeats have made them fail to qualify for the next round. However, they appeared quite impressive in the defeat of Brazil. That is something positive, because Brazil is indeed one of the strongest teams in the World.


They defeated Lithuania 1-0 in their opening match in the League of Nations. Dusan Tadic scored Serbia's winner with a penalty, although later he failed to execute a second penalty in that game well. Serbia dominated most of the match. In total, they made 24 attempts to score goals and controlled possession.


Indeed, on paper, Serbia has a very strong squad. Many of their players competed in Europe's highest domestic league. In addition, many of their players have also started the new season well for their respective clubs.

 

Dusan Tadic and Alexander Mitrovic have scored a number of goals since each player signed a contract for Ajax and Fulham, while the mainstay midfielder, Nemanja Matic played very well for Manchester United this season.


With this fact, Serbia is now a strong favorite to win the group which includes Romania, Montenegro and Lithuania.

 

On the other hand, Romania are unbeaten in five international matches and they will hope to get something from this match.

 

After qualifying for Euro 2016, Romania suffered a disappointing competition in their bid to compete in the 2018 World Cup. They finished fourth in the standings, under Montenegro, Denmark and Poland, gaining 13 points after ten matches in the group.

 

However, their latest form shows that everything has increased significantly. They won four consecutive matches against a number of tough opponents, including Chile and Sweden, averaging scoring in 2 matches and reaching 2 clean sheets.

 

In their first match in this event, they were held to a goalless draw by Montenegro at home. Although the results were less impressive because they were played at home, they did 18 shots on goal in that game. However, the fact that Montenegro only played with ten players in the final 15 minutes of the game must be a concern for the manager about his team's ability to break the opponent's defense.

Romania's current squad is not packed with enough quality players. Their most famous player today is former Tottenham Hotspur defender Vlad Chiriches, who is now part of Napoli. He left the field in the match against Montenegro yesterday after suffering an injury in the 31st minute. Therefore, in the match against Serbia they really had to depend on team spirit.

 

Serbia vs Romania head to head
11/10/09 WQE Serbia 5 - 0 Romania 
29/03/09 WQE Romania 2 - 3 Serbia

 

Serbia's last 5 matches
09/06/18 FRI Serbia 5 - 1 Bolivia 
17/06/18 WOC Costa Rica 0 - 1 Serbia 
23/06/18 WOC Serbia 1 - 2 Switzerland 
28/06/18 WOC Serbia 0-2 Brazil 
08/09/18 UNL Lithuania 0 - 1 Serbia

 

Romania's last 5 matches
25/03/18 FRI Israel 1 - 2 Romania 
28/03/18 FRI Romania 1 - 0 Sweden 
31/05/18 FRI Romania 3 - 2 Chile 
06/06/18 FRI Romania 2 - 0 Finland 
08/09/18 UNL Romania 0 - 0 Montenegro

 

Possible line up

Serbia: M. Dmitrović, A. Rukavina, M. Rodić, M. Veljkovic, N. Milenković, N. Matić, F. Kostić, A. Živković, N. Maksimović, D. Tadić, A. Mitrović

Romania: C. Tătărușanu, C. Săpunaru, M. Bălașa, R. Benzar, N. Bancu, A. Chipciu, M. Pintilii, N. Stanciu, A. Maxim, A. Mitriță, C. Keșerü

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