Romania vs Montenegro (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

A match in which Romania is a favorite, even by the fact that the Euro was unlike her opponent, who failed to qualify for the final tournament ever European or world. It’s the first match of the current qualifiers for the World Championship in Russia in 2018, in a group which also includes Poland, Denmark, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

The match will be played on Cluj Arena, and the lawn is pretty bad.

In the only direct match so far: Romania – Montenegro 4-0 in a friendly in 2008.


Our national goal gets tough at home, albeit not score a lot, but this time, I think the team will be more offensive, at least so said Daum, some change and systems in 4-3-3. Let’s see if we can be offensive.

An important asset is Stanciu’s good form and high spirits after his transfer to Anderlecht.

Tricolors can not count on Tătăruşanu, Pintilii, Chiricheş and Tosca (injured) nor the Alibec neconvocat because it has not reached a form to recommend it to the national team after the forced break he took after Euro.

Let’s see who enters the fray Tătăruşanu. Pantilimon is not playing at Watford, while Lung Jr’s constant Astra without big mistakes, and seems in very good shape.

How Chiricheş was forced to leave the because of knee pain, National training camp, remains the dilemma of who makes couple of central defenders with Gregory, undisputed holder of the European and Euro qualifiers. Moti’s qualification to the Champions League Ludogoreţ it recommends using it in the first 11 but a solution can be Săpunaru, although I think it will play right back.

Our goal is to keep the ball, to control it as much, and when we lose to recover as quickly as possible. In my mind I want to attack, but to see how we can put into practice. I was impressed with the players available to change in this direction
Christoph Daum, coach of Romania


Our guests have seven defeats in the last eight games played away. They are a team more than home, are mobilizing better at home, but that does not mean they can not cause problems, given the experienced players in attack.


Romania: Lung jr. – Săpunaru Moti, D. Gregory St. Filip – Stanciu, Hoban, Chipciu – A. Popa, F. Andone Stancu

Subs: Pantilimon, Bălgrădean, gluttonous, Matela, Enache, Achim, Bicfalvi, Maxim, Torje, R. Marin Rotariu Keseru

Montenegro: Bozovic – Saveljic, Savic, Stojkovic, Tomasevic – Jovovic, Bakic, Jankovic – Djordjevic, Vucinic, Jovetic

Reserves: Mijatovic, Simic, Basa, Vesov, Raicevic, Boljevica, Nikolic, Vukcevic, Kojasevic, Vesov, Beqiraj, Luka