Romania knows, a victory might be enough to push them into second place standings, because Sweden (ranked second in the table) has a tough task facing group leaders, Spain.
They did not occupy the top two, but Romania enjoyed a pleasant qualification by winning four matches, drawing one and losing two in seven qualifying matches. Even when they lost, Cosmin Contra’s squad managed to put up a fight.
They haven’t lost by more than one goal, so it’s natural to say that every opponent must fight hard against Romania.
Romania easily defeated Malta and the Faroe Islands, but never without a tough test because they have faced Sweden, Norway, and Spain.
Contra’s squad hasn’t beaten any of their three main rivals in Group F, but they have given some encouraging efforts and no more than when they won a 2-2 draw at home to Norway in the previous qualifying round.
On that occasion, Romania showed their attacking quality, because they scored two goals and created many chances. They also showed a lot of character to get up after two goals behind. Unfortunately, according to Romanian vs Norwegian predictions, although not wasting a lot of opportunities they have, when facing better teams it seems that the Romanian defense is easily breached.
The same can be said for Norway, which is three points behind Romania. Like Romania, their front lines have shown impressive performances, scoring in each of five matches against Sweden, Spain, and Romania, although they also look a bit weak at the back, conceding in each of the five.
Besides being one of the teams that can keep a clean sheet, Norway is also not a team that is easily defeated, like when they faced Spain on Sunday. Despite being left behind by one goal, Norway remained focused on their task, struggled hard and was finally able to score a last-minute equalizer.
On paper, the strength of the two teams is quite balanced. Both Romania (16 goals) and Norway (12 goals) have shown, their front-line can score in the Group F qualifying round. When considering that along with the fact that the defense of both teams also tends to concede a goal, then predictions Romania vs Norway are expected to ending series.
Score Prediction: Romania vs Norway 2-2.
Head to Head Romania vs Norway
This proved to be a difficult match for Norway and Romania to win over the years. The reason is, they each only won one match from their five meetings. When the two teams met in June, they drew 2-2.
Romanian national team news
Starting XI Romania is likely to be the same, as last Saturday (12/10) when facing the Faroe Islands, although Vlad Chiriches could be sidelined through injury. Adrian Rus will likely replace his position.
Norwegian National Team News
Havard Nordtveit was forced to pull out due to a first-half injury against Spain, which means Even Hovland is likely to replace him in the Norwegian defense on Wednesday.
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