Romania vs North Macedonia Prediction & Tips
After a bumpy campaign (G2, E2, P2) in the UEFA Nations League (UNL), Romania enters this World Cup knockout campaign with the hope of reaching the finals of the tournament for the first time since 1998. An emotional back and forth encounter is to be expected as Romania’s matches have averaged 3.5 total goals since Mirel Rădoi took over as national coach.
The anticipation of an exciting engagement is highlighted by the fact that five (62.5%) of the eight matches led by Rădoi have seen both teams score. That said, Romania (# 37 in the FIFA rankings) have kept their goal unbeaten in seven (58.33%) of their last 12 home matches that they won or tied as favorites (W9, E3).
Additionally, Romania has avoided defeat in seven of its last ten World Cup or Euro Cup qualifying matches at home (G4, E3, P3), with all three falls being against higher ranked nations in the FIFA rankings. Romania have also not suffered losses at home in World Cup qualifying matches against a team (in their time) belonging to Pot 4 / Pot D or lower since September 2008.
North Macedonia (# 65 in the FIFA rankings) will want to turn the page after losing promotion to UNL League B after being defeated by Armenia. That debacle ended his eight-game unbeaten streak (W5, E3) – he scored first in all five wins, while six games saw both teams score.
With North Macedonia conceding the first goal in their five away matches in which they started as ‘underdogs’ since the start of 2019 (W1, E2, P2), they will surely have to strive to meet the aforementioned trend. if you want to get a good result in this match.
Players to watch: Romanian Nicolae Stanciu has scored eight goals and assisted one of them during his last six club-level appearances for Slavia Prague. Meanwhile, Chambly forward Zlatko Stojanovski has scored twice in his six international appearances for North Macedonia so far, including an away goal against Austria, a nation higher than his country in the FIFA rankings.
Highlight: Overall, Romania are undefeated in their last 19 games in which they started as favorites (W15, E4). Eight (53.33%) of the wins saw Romania win by two or more goals difference.
Romania – North Macedonia FREE TIPS
Romania – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90