Austria is on a mission in the UEFA Nations League this week. The side will travel to take on Romania in their Group B1. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
Romania sits two points behind their Wednesday opponents at the halfway stage. It gives them more of an incentive to bridge the gap this week by registering a home win. Romania started off on a high note in the UEFA Nations League following a 1-1 draw to Northern Ireland. It followed with an impressive 3-2 win over Austria.
Mirel Adol faces an uphill task ahead of the clash this week especially following their two straight defeats in the same week. Their most recent loss goes back to their loss to Iceland in the Euro 2020 playoffs.
A hat-trick by high flying Norwegian Erlin Halaand tainted their reputation following a 4-1 loss to Norway. Their hopes of earning a slot in Section A of the competition continues to be slim by the game.
Romania only has one win from their last seven outings. A loss this Wednesday will mark their last matches in the tournament. It is a fact that Adol is aware of ahead of the clash.
Austria remembers succumbing to a five-goal thriller early on. The side responded with triumphant wins over Greece and Northern Ireland.
Romania vs Austria Head to Head
Both sides have met on four different occasions with each side taking home one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Norway 4-0 Romania
Iceland 2-1 Romania
Austria 2-3 Romania
Romania 1-1 Northern Ireland
Spain 5-0 Romania
Northern Ireland 0-1 Austria
Austria 2-1 Greece
Austria 2-3 Romania
Norway 1-2 Austria
Latvia 1-0 Austria
Romania Team News
Despite several substitutions in last weekend match, we expect Ianis Hagi and George Lucas to retain their starting positions in the XI. The absence of Vlad Chriches causes trouble for Radoi in terms of the backline who succumbed a heavy loss last outing. However, we expect a similar defensive start that registered a massive loss against Norway.
Austria Team News
Following their narrow win against Northern Ireland, Foda will not be looking to making changes in his starting XI. After missing his September fixtures, David Alaba will be keen on making an impact for his side.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a hard-fought battle this Wednesday with both sides wary of the consequences of picking a loss.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5