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Iceland vs Romania Prediction and Betting Preview 08 Oct 2020

Iceland vs Romania PredictionBrace yourselves for an enthralling game of football when Iceland welcome Romania to the Laugardalsvollur Stadium for a crunch EURO qualifying Path A playoff semifinal fixture on Thursday night.
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Match status: 2020 UEFA Nations League
Kick-off:
Venue: Laugardalsvöllur (Reykjavík)
With both sides failing to make automatic qualification to the European Championship finals, they will face off in playoffs to attempt scaling through the qualifying phase. On the back of two consecutive defeats, Iceland will be heading here in horrendous form.

In a tale of contrasting fortunes, Romania are in tip-top form at the moment. They are unbeaten in their last two fixtures – trouncing Austria last time out. As they make their way to Iceland, Tricolorii will be gunning for victory to extend their impressive streak to three on the spin.

Iceland vs Romania Team News

Rapidly rising to prominence, Iceland were the top of the pops in the Euro 2016 finals, steamrolling their way to the quarterfinal of the competition. A beautiful campaign they enjoyed, the highlight of which was a shocking victory over England in the last-16.

Ultimately knocked out of the competition by eventual finalists France, Our Boys weren’t bothered by their elimination one bit. In fact, there were loads of positives to be taken, as they announced themselves on the European scene.

A couple of years gone by, and Iceland have returned to square-one, perhaps taking their rightful place at the bottom-tier of European football. Drawn in Group H of the EURO qualifiers, Our Boys failed to make top-two on the log.

Though pretty decent throughout the campaign, they did not have enough about themselves to earn automatic qualification from the group. Trailing second-placed Turkey by four points, Iceland were made to settle for a spot behind the Crescent-Stars.

Desperate for a ticket to the European Championship finals, Iceland will have to scale through the upcoming playoffs, starting with a tough fixture versus Romania. The Tricolours are not one of the better sides in Europe, but are gradually coming up the ladder.

They were actually disappointing in the qualifiers, finishing fourth in Group F, behind minnows Sweden and Norway. With just 14 points from 10 games, it goes without saying that Romania were totally out-of-sorts throughout the campaign.

Luckily for Mirel Radoi’s charges, they have made it to the playoffs where they will be battling to squeeze into the EURO finals. For all their struggles, Tricolorii are heading into this fixture in brilliant form, remaining unbeaten in their previous two games.

Following an opening Nations League fixture one-all draw against Northern Ireland, Romania went on to overcome Austria in a five-goal thriller on away soil. Surely, they will be hoping to replicate their recent five-star performances, when they take on Iceland this Thursday.

Injured or Suspended Players

Iceland: No injuries or suspensions.

Romania: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds

Iceland: 2.66
Draw: 3.22
Romania: 2.984

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.


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Iceland vs Romania Predictions

Iceland’s heroics at the 2016 European Championships will still be fresh in their memories – one they will be looking to emulate soon enough. However, they will have their work cut-out to even make it to the competition’s group stages this term.

They are currently in a rough patch, and struggling to find motivation. Unfortunately for Our Boys, their opponents are in high-spirits at the moment. Even with the injury to skipper Vlad Chiriches, count on Romania to come out tops here to advance to the playoff final.
Our Betting Tip:
Romania Win @ 3.00
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Correct Score:
Iceland 1-2 Romania @ 10.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 2.10
Match Winner:
Romania Win @ 3.00
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.55
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 2.56
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