Romania (@1.04) vs Malta (@41.0)
29-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Romania will win

Romania – Malta Match Prediction | 29-08-2019 12:00

The Romanians now aim to return to winning ways in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Malta in Mondays football match. Romania were on the verge of suffering a loss to Norway in Oslo on Friday evening, but the Tricolorii showed character and thanks to Claudiu Keserus goal they eventually managed to pick up one point from the match.

The man that assisted him the day that he scored his first goal to give them a win over the Faroe Islands was Pawlu Fenech, and he, too, will be one to watch as they try to do anything to put a dent in the Romanians armor. Malta have severe problems getting goals, and that job might fall to Kyrian Nwoko here. The 21 year old has only played five times for his country so far, but his youthful dynamism could be just what is needed to get a valuable goal.

Having won one of their last 17 matches at home, Malta could struggle again here. However, in order to do that the visitors need to keep their first clean sheet of the campaign. That means that Romania need to kick on in this group, but they have to dislodge World Cup quarter-finalists Sweden in order to jump into the top two. Romania have seen both teams score in six of their last seven games, having kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 trips. Romanias hopes of making the Euros next year rest on their results in qualifying, following their second place finish in their Nations League group. With Sweden off to Spain in Mondays round of qualifiers, theres a chance for the Romanians to close the gap, as long as they can claim a victory in this trip to Malta. We see another high scoring clash for the visitors in this clash, so were backing over 2.5 goals in Romanias visit to Malta. Theyve been far too open in their clashes so far, even conceding in their home win against the Faroes. While the hosts should fancy their chances of scoring in this one, we are backing Romania to fire in a couple of their own. Theyll need to be in scoring form again here, judging by their defensive record on the road. However, that came back in March, with defeats to Spain and Sweden following that. The visitors have shipped five goals in three games in this campaign, but theyve managed to save themselves with seven goals in return. Could that see Malta find the net in Mondays meeting? However, the hosts are massive outsiders ahead of this clash, as they look to turn around awful home form. Malta have conceded in their last 12 home games, shipping 30 goals in that time. Romania have kicked things off with a troubling loss at Sweden, a win over the Faroe Islands and a draw with Norway. Malta have won just one of their opening three qualifiers, as they claimed a victory over the Faroe Islands. That hasnt boosted Romanias chances of making the top two, so they need to claim a win in this visit to Malta. Having lost to the two best sides in the group, Malta will be aiming to return to form when they host Romania.

Prediction Malta - Romania

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Therefore, it is plausible they will do the same in the upcoming game. Interestingly, these teams havent met before. Since we dont have a H2H record to consult, we have to rely on their current form and team news. Following the win over Faroe Islands, the hosts managed to hold back mighty Spain and concede only two goals from them. Thus, another betting suggestion we can give you is backing under 2.5 goals.

It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in a competitive match. As expected, the hosts suffered a 3-0 loss to Sweden in their last group game and seeing that they have been in a poor form of late, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Aforementioned attacker Claudio Keseru is likely to pose a big threat for Malta defenders in the TaQali National Stadium.

Romania made a total of seven appearances at the World Cup finals, while qualifying for five European Championship tournaments. Led by arguably their best ever footballer Gheorghe Hagi, the Tricolorii narrowly missed out on the semi-finals at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, losing to Sweden on penalties. The Tricolorii went the farthest in 2000, when they were eliminated by Italy in the quarter-finals.

Who will win Malta vs Romania?

Expert Verdict: Malta are in a really bad place at the moment, and there is just no end in sight for them. Romania are probably one of those, so this could turn into an exercise for them in patience. It's not always easy to break down an opponent that knows they are outmatched, but they will do so and win in the end. As one of the smallest teams in all of Europe, they rarely can compete with even mediocre sides.

Malta have three, which puts them above Norway and Faroe Islands, incredibly, for the moment, but that will surely not hold. With Sweden and Spain in the group, it will take something special for either to advance. With that said, they are three points behind Sweden already and have just four so far. After three rounds in Group F, it is Romania that are best placed out of these two sides.

But those two goals, part of the 14 he now has, has given them hope of moving on and reaching the Euros. The center back provided the assist for the first of Keserus goals, and he could find himself given more license to roam due to the relative weakness of their hosts. If not for two goals that came in the last 15 minutes, one of which was in stoppage time, from Claudiu Keseru, Romania would be in a very bad way right now. Dragos Grigore is another man to watch.