Romania could strengthen their grip on 2nd spot in Group J this week with a win at home against Iceland. The visitors arrive having secured just 8[ts from their opening eight qualifiers and are in need of a win themselves to stand any chance of making it to Qatar in 2022.
Free Betting Tips & Odds for Romania vs Iceland
Here are our predictions for Romania vs Iceland.
- Football Whispers prediction one: Full-Time Result – Romania to Win @ 8/15 (1.53)
- Football Whispers prediction two: Total Goals – Over 2.5 Goals @ 20/21 (1.95)
- Football Whispers prediction three: Anytime Goalscorer – George Pușcaș to Score @ 8/5 (2.60)
*Odds from NetBet are subject to change
Romania to Win
Romania have met Iceland four times before and have picked up three wins during that period. When these two sides locked horns in September, Romania ran out 2-0 winners in Iceland. Romania are in decent form having won three of their last five qualifying matches, while Iceland have only won one of their last six matches in all competitions.
Over 2.5 Goals
We're hopeful of goals being scored in this game as three of the previous four meetings between these two countries have produced at least three goals. Over 2.5 goals have also been scored in four of Iceland's last six outings, including the Scandinavians conceding 4-goals at home to Germany in September.
George Pușcaș to Score
George Pușcaș has a decent goalscoring record for Romania, netting 8-goals in 24 caps and we're backing the Reading striker to score against Iceland on Thursday. Romania don't score a lot of goals but are very economical in front of goal and if Puscas gets an opportunity then the chances are he will score.
Romania vs Iceland – Key Stats and Markets
Romania are the favourites to secure an important 3pts
A solitary 26th-minute effort from Mitrita proved enough for Romania to take maximum points from their last qualifier at home to Armenia. Romania have surprised many during this qualification process after looking very poor in their efforts to make Euro 2020. The form the home side have been in suggests that they might end their major international tournament drought and qualify for Qatar 2022, and what an achievement that would be.
Iceland were in top form when they entertained Liechtenstein last month, netting four goals without reply. Þórðarson opened the scoring in the 19th-minute and before half-time Guðmundsson converted a penalty to make it 2-0. That very same player was on hand in the 79th-minute to convert another spot-kick and in the 89th-minute Guðjohnsen forced home a fourth to wrap up an emphatic victory for the home side. Iceland won't have things all their own way on Thursday, though, and will need to be sharp in front of goal if they want to take anything from the game.
Romania: Alexandru Mitriță, Constantin Budescu, Dorin Rotariu and Claudiu Keșerü have not made the Romania squad.
Iceland: Hjörtur Hermannsson, Jón Guðni Fjóluson, Ragnar Sigurðsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hörður Björgvin Magnússon, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Jón Daði Böðvarsson and Alfreð Finnbogason have not been selected by the visitors.
FAQ: Romania vs Iceland
- Who are the favourites to win? – Romania are the clear favourites.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Iceland 0-2 Romania, 2/9/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET.