Romania vs Spain should be one of the most interesting matches in Group F of UEFA Euro2020 qualification. Perhaps Romania will be able to stop the invincible form of the Spaniards? The home team has the opportunity to break out into second place in the table, but the Spaniards are very dangerous even away. Read our thoughts about this exciting Romania vs Spain Euro2020 qualification match here below.
FIFA Rating – 28
During the last 6two years, Romania’s national football team lost only once against Sweden on 3rd of March in Stockholm in Euro2020 qualification 1st round. In general, they won 9 and drawn 4 matches since the 2018 year. Romania were one step behind Serbia in UEFA Nations League as they had twice drawn the games against them. They showed a superb football playing against Chile, Montenegro and Norway. All these teams were favourites before the match, however, Romania proved their abilities and were better than rivals.
Now, Romania stands at 3rd place with the same amount as Sweden, but with much better goal difference. Moreover, C. Keseru is 2nd best goalscorer in this qualification after E. Zahavi from Israel. Spain are clear favourites in the group, however, there is still a big chance to be second. Sweden plays far from their best football, while, Romania really look great playing open football.
Predicted Romania line-up
Alin Tosca, Vlad Chiriches, Dragos, Grigore, Romario Benzar;
Alexandru Maxim, Razvan Marin, Alexandru Chipsiu, Paul Anton, Nicolae Stanciu;
FIFA Rating – 9
Spain played last year far from their best. In UEFA Nations League they lost 2 last matches against England and Croatia. Finally, the England team reached something higher than usual and took 1st place in the group, however, took only 3rd place in Nations League. Spain faced big changes in the squad and coaching room, changing once again their head coach on Robert Moreno, so the team now searching the best option of the game. However, Spain won 5 games undermined and now confidently takes the first place in the group. This time, for sure, no one will succeed in moving them from there, as they are in strong form and with great opportunities.
In the last round, they faced Sweden and won crashing them 3:0 at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, in Madrid. S. Ramos scored at home stadium penalty at the second half and Morato with Oyarzabal totally ruined the chanced to take even a draw. In general, Spain had 24 goal attempts, 69% of possession and 16 corner kicks. Even Sweden completely surrendered dominance to the Spaniards. Therefore, on September 5th, it will be hard to resist well-prepared guests.
Predicted Spain line-up
David de Gea;
Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Diego Llorente, Jordi Alba;
Thiago, Saul, Sergio Busquets;
Thiago, Rodrygo, Suso;
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