Romania vs Denmark: Preview & Prediction
This Sunday starting with 19:45 Romania will receive the visit of Denmark in World Cup Qualification in a very balanced competition.
This match will be a decisive one for Romania’s qualification at World Cup in 2018, so we expect them to play hard for the victory and put a lot of pressure on their hosts from the first minutes.
Caudiu Niculescu said that Romania should play more in attack and chose a 4-1-4-1 lineup: with Tatarusanu – Benzar, Chiriches, Grigore, Latovlevici – Pintilii – A. Popa, R. Marin, N. Stanciu, Chipciu – Alibec.
Denmark is not great but we can not say that is a poor team so they should not be underestimated, they have the advantage that the defenders comes from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Denmark is well centerline and if abandoned their identity based on long balls launched on top.
Danish goalkeeper will be hard to beat but not impossible – Kasper Schmeichel.
Romania will defend with Chiriches, Sapunaru and Moti and they will have also the advantage of playing home and the support of their fans.
We expect in this match over 3 goals, there have been over 3 goals scored in five of the last six direct matches between the two teams.
Denmark is a better team than Romania but they didn’t have strikers and for sure this will be the weak link of our hosts and Romania will try to take advantage of this problem and put this in their favour.
The two teams are fighting for the 2nd place in Group E and we expect this to be a close and tough match from the outset. Romania recorded so far 5 points with 6 goals scored and 4 goals received, they are ranked on the 4th place in the group with a victory, two draws and a defeat.
Denmark is ranked on the 3rd place in Group E with 6 points obtained after two victories and 2 defeats, the team have scored 7 goals and received 5 goals.
If in Cluj today’s match will end in a draw, and Montenegro will record a victory against Poland, Romania’s chance for the qualifications will be very small.
It is expected that Denmark besiege Tătăruşanu’s box with high balls and put great emphasis on set pieces. Nordic players know their strengths perfectly.
“I don’t have so many tall players, and this is a disadvantage. But there are always solutions, “said Daum, Focusing” If we reach the full potential, the results will come. ”
Goalkeepers: Frederik Rønnow (Brondby), Jonas Lössl (FSV Mainz 05), Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
Defenders: Andreas Bjelland (Brentford FC), Andreas Christensen (Borussia Monchengladbach), Daniel Wass (Celta Vigo), Henrik Dalsgaard (Zulte Waregem), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Mathias Jorgensen (FC Copenhagen) Peter Ankersen (FC Copenhagen) , Riza Durmisi (Real Betis), Simon Kjær (Fenerbahce)
Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur), Jens Stryger Larsen (Austria Vienna), Lasse Schöne (AFC Ajax), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), William Kvist Vitved (FC Copenhagen)
Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (FC Copenhagen), Martin C. Braithwaite (Toulouse FC), Nicolai Jørgensen (Feyenoord)
Goalkeepers: Ciprian Tătăruşanu (Fiorentina), Costel Pantilimon (Watford), Silviu Lung Jr. (Astra);
Defenders: Cristian Săpunaru (Astra), Vlad Chiricheş (Naples), Alin Toşca (Real Betis), Dragoş Grigore (Al Sailiya), Cosmin Moţi (Ludogoreţ) Iasmin Latovlevici (Karabukspor), Romario Benzar (FC Future);
Midfielders: Răzvan Marin (Standard Liege), Andrei Prepeliţă (Rostov), Mihai Pintilii (Star), Eric Bicfalvi (FC Ural), Nicolae Stanciu (Anderlecht), Dorin Rotariu (Club Brugge) Constantin Budescu (Astra), Sergiu Hanca ( Dynamo);
Forwards: Bogdan Stancu (Bursaspor), Denis Alibec (Steaua) Alexandru Chipciu (Anderlecht), Claudiu Keşeru (Ludogoreţ), Adrian Popa (Reading), Andrei Ivan (CS U Craiova).
Romania vs Denmark: Direct Matches
The last head to head match between the two teams was in November 2011 when Romania defeat at home Denmark: 2-0.
Romania are undefeated in three of the last four matches against Denmark with two victories and a draw, moreover Romania is undefeated against Denmark in three of their last four home matches.
Romania vs Denmark: Betting Tips
Romania win – Odds: 2.85
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.50