Ace Football previews the UEFA Nations League clash between Finland and Romania and offers team news, fixture history, betting tips and the latest odds.
Romania will visit Olympiastadion on Friday for a UEFA Nations League fixture with home side Finland. Finland as well as Romania suffered a disappointing defeat in their previous match. This could lead to a cautious encounter as neither side naturally fancies losing once again already.
Position in the UEFA Nations League table: Finland vs Romania
The current standings in Group B3 show us how Finland and Romania have performed this season so far. Surely, an exciting battle for three points is on the cards in this round 5 clash this coming Friday.
Latest form and fixture history of Finland against Romania
Finland continue to look blunt
Finland go into this encounter hoping to turn a page, as performances in recent matches have been pretty scrappy. In their last three matches, Finland won 2-0 against Montenegro, before losing 1-0 against Romania and 3-2 to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Romania hope to stop the rot
Romania go into this encounter hoping to turn a page, as performances in recent matches have been pretty scrappy. In their previous three encounters, Romania lost 1-0 against Bosnia-Herzegovina, won 1-0 against Finland and lost 0-3 against Montenegro.
Fixture history: Finland vs Romania
Finland were unable to penetrate the Romanian defense the last 2 times they met in the UEFA Nations League. The latter ended up winning by a 1-0 and 2-0 scoreline. Perhaps something worth considering before settling on your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Highlights from the last time Finland and Romania met:
Betting stats and facts for Finland and Romania
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Finland and Romania. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Finland have not won 10 of the last 12 home matches
- Finland have conceded in 9 of the last 11 matches
- Finland have not won 6 of the last 7 matches
- Finland have conceded in 5 of the last 6 home matches
- Finland have scored in 5 of the last 7 home matches
- Romania have not won 10 of the last 12 away matches
- Romania have not won 5 of the last 6 matches
- Romania have conceded in 5 of the last 6 matches
- Romania have lost 3 of the last 4 matches
- Romania have conceded in the last 3 away matches in a row
Man of the Moment
The standings of the top-scoring players in the last 6 matches in the UEFA Nations League show that Finland might be relying on in-form Teemu Pukki when it comes to scoring in the upcoming match. On the other side, Dennis Man has been one of the decisive players from Romania recently. Both players are expected to be dangerous and difficult to stop on Friday.
Finland vs Romania Match predictions
To sum up, the upcoming match between Finland and Romania seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with the main prediction for this game but also some alternative ones.