Austria vs Romania Soccer Betting Tips
Will Austria confirm the strong Nations League start?
Match: Austria – Romania
Competition: UEFA Nations League
Betting Tips: 1/1 HT/FT
Stake: 5/10 units
The first appearance of the Austrian national soccer team after the nine-month break was extremely promising. The Foda-Elf deservedly won 2-1 in Norway and now hopes to be able to add to the second duel on Monday evening. Austria wants to fix the perfect Nations League start against Romania in the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt.
At the same time as the Austrian success, the Eastern Europeans were also in action and had to be content with a 1-1 draw in the home game against Northern Ireland. This means that the red-white-red selection is also the first table leader in Group 1 of Nations League B. In the opinion of the best bookmakers, Austria will also be able to defend this position, because between Austria and Romania there are maximum odds of 1.75 for the home win offered.
Austria – Statistics & current form
The omens for the performance in Oslo were not particularly good. In addition to the long break from competition and the different fitness levels of the players, Franco Foda had to improvise vigorously in his 23rd international match as Austria’s national coach. Almost half of the regular formation was missing for various reasons.
Haaland & Co were completely neutralized
Nevertheless, the newly formed ÖFB-Elf presented itself wide awake from the beginning and dictated the game. Despite the guest role, Austria had much more possession of the ball, but initially failed to convert this superiority into goals. An artistic contribution from Augsburg attacker Gregoritsch deservedly brought Austria into the lead, Sabitzer increased after the break after a controversial penalty decision.
There was no sign of Norway, which was feared especially on the offensive. Austria had Haaland well under control and kept the BVB striker far away from the danger zone. Norway only got stronger after Sörloth came on and came through with Haaland’s first goal. 60% possession of the ball and a shot ratio of 9: 3 count as key data for a well-deserved success.
Only two defeats in 18 home games
Austria’s performance was surprisingly strong and also attracted great praise from ÖFB President Leo Windtner. Austria now has an enormous number of legionnaires who are part of the permanent staff in absolute top leagues and can easily compensate for failures. Against Romania it is now time to continue there, hope is the fact that the ÖFB-Elf can be described as strong at home for years.
A look at the statistics makes this clear, because only two of the last 18 home games (against Brazil and Poland) were lost, with Austria recently celebrating four home wins in a row.
In terms of personnel, changes in the core formation are to be expected. Martin Hinteregger had to be replaced in a bad condition, and there are also strong players in the form of Grillitsch, Leinhart, Trimmel or Grbic who are also eager to play.
Probable formation of Austria:
A. Schlager – Ulmer, Dragovic, Posch, Lainer – Grillitsch, Baumgartlinger – Baumgartner, Sabitzer, Ranftl – Gregoritsch
Last matches from Austria:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 1
09/04 2020 Norway 1 – 2 Austria
EURO qualification group G
11/19 2019 Latvia 1 – 0 Austria
11/16 2019 Austria 2 – 1 North Macedonia
10/13 2019 Slovenia 0 – 1 Austria
10/10 2019 Austria 3 – 1 Israel
Romania – Statistics & current form
With Christoph Daum, a foreign trainer was supposed to bring know-how to Eastern Europe and bring the national team into shape between July 2016 and September 2017. However, the experiment was ended after ten games and Cosmin Contra took over the selection of his homeland. After a disappointing European Championship qualification (fourth place behind Spain, Sweden, Norway), however, he too was history.
Romania is still hoping for an EURO ticket
The previous coach of the U21 team, Mirel Radoi, was introduced as his successor. His big task will be to get the 2021 European Championship ticket through the Nations League back door. Despite finishing second in the first edition of the UEFA Nations League, the Romanians slipped into the semi-finals in play-off path A, because all the other teams with the exception of Iceland have already had their ticket to the European Championship. Romania could thus benefit from the complicated regulations in October and secure the right to start at the very last minute.
In the semifinals, the three-coloreds will visit Reykjavik and meet Iceland, in case of success, the winner will be waiting in the final between Bulgaria and Hungary. Iceland is now much weaker than it was four years ago and so the Radoi can expect a surprise. If the qualification actually succeeds, Austria and Romania will meet at the European Championships in Bucharest in 2021.
Later loss of points to outnumbered Northern Ireland
Before the dream of participating in the European Championship is pursued, the Nations League is the present. In the home game against Northern Ireland everything went according to plan for a long time. Striker George Puscas gave the favorites an early lead and after a yellow-red card against a Northern Irishman (39th) the way to victory was paved.
Probable formation of Romania:
Tatarusanu – Bancu, Chiriches, Tosca – Cicaldau, Hagi, Maxim, Stanciu – Alibec, Hanca, Puscas
Last matches from Romania:
UEFA Nations League B Grp. 1
09/04 2020 Romania 1 – 1 Northern Ireland
EURO 2002 qualification group F
11/18 2019 Spain 5 – 0 Romania
11/15 2019 Romania 0 – 2 Sweden
10/15 2019 Romania 1 – 1 Norway
10/12 2019 Faroe Islands 0 – 3 Romania
Austria vs Romania Direct comparison
On Monday evening, the two teams will face each other for the ninth time in an international match. The previous encounters have mostly been very even, after all five of the eight games ended with a division of points. The last direct duel so far took place in June 2012 in the Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck. The fans waited in vain for both teams to score.
Austria vs Romania – odds comparison – UEFA Nations League
Betting Tips: Austria
Betting Tips: Draw
Betting Tips: Romania
Austria vs Romania Soccer Betting Tips
The start of the newly formed Austrian national soccer team made us want more. This euphoria must now be confirmed three days after the victorious start. The expectations of the fans are clear and anything but a win would be a surprise. In view of the strong performance and the good home record, there is actually a lot to be said for the prediction for the victory of the Foda protected between Austria and Romania.
Key facts – Austria vs Romania tips
Only two defeats in 18 home games – most recently four wins in a row
In five of the previous eight games, the points were shared
Romania have been waiting for a win for four international matches
Romanian team are a very experienced team, but they cannot keep up with the quality of Austria. Austria will want to generate even more pressure on its home ground than against Norway.