The spotlight is on Finland and Romania when they go toe-to-toe at Olympiastadion, for an exciting match this coming Friday. It is one of the many matches in round five of the UEFA Nations League group stage, with teams fighting to secure qualification.
Romania beat Finland twice in their most recent meetings, as they claimed wins by 1-0 and 2-0, respectively.
Whereas hosts Finland sit as number 59 in the FIFA world ranking, visitors Romania arrive as number 54. It certainly has the look of a close encounter on Friday.
Finland go into their next UEFA Nations League match, averaging a humble 1.2 goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a mundane 12 times, while conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring twice.
Romania average 0.7 goals a game in their last ten outing, scoring a total of seven goals. They conceded an average of 1.1 per game, for a total of 11 goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring four times.
Finland vs Romania Prediction
Finland managed one win in the last three matches, which was a 2-0 victory against Montenegro. They went on to lose 1-0 against Romania, before getting dumped in a 3-2 defeat against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Finland claimed just a single measly home win from a possible six, which also saw them drawing two and losing three matches, in which they scored five and conceded eight goals.
Romania are currently a little too inconsistent for their own good. Against Bosnia-Herzegovina, they lost 1-0, before winning 1-0 against Finland. They came out on the losing end once again in a 0-3 defeat against Montenegro. Romania managed to win just once in their past six away games. They also drew two and lost three, while scoring seven time and letting in five.
Finland delivered some rather mediocre results so far in the UEFA Nations League. As they enter their penultimate group match on four points, they know they most likely need three points to stay in the race for the next round.
Dropping points this coming Friday probably isn't an option for Romania, if they wish to stay in the race for first place. They picked up three points, and losing this next home match would be fatal.
Finland, as well as Romania, have been keeping things tight in recent matches with goals few and far between. This suggests a close encounter shy on goals is on the cards this coming Friday.
Finland vs Romania Stats
- 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
Finland vs Romania Team News
Finland vs Romania H2H
Romania celebrated two wins against Finland in their most recent meetings, outclassing their next opponent by 1-0 and 2-0. In last six encounters between the clubs, Romania have been the dominant force winning five matches against Finland. The bookies have Romania to win this match at best price odds of 3.20.
Finland vs Romania Results
Finland vs Romania Betting Tips
Teemu Pukki has three strikes in six UEFA Nations League matches for Finland, who will be relying on his services, when clashing with Romania. The visitors are looking to Nicusor Bancu, who has provided his team with oneUEFA Nations League goals.
It would not be a great surprise seeing either Finland or Romania keep a clean sheet this coming Friday at Olympiastadion. Both teams to score paid out a modest one times in the last 10 league matches for the former on home soil and in two of the last 10 away games for Romania.
In the past six encounters between Finland and Romania over 2.5 goals came out one time, with Finland scoring an average of 0.34 goals per game. Romania averaged 1.5 goals, while both teams scored two times. Over 2.5 goals came out three times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Finland, who scored an average of 1.2 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of the last ten matches Romania played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.7 goals in these matches.