World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
The game between Romania and Poland in Group E of the European Qualifiers is one of the most interesting and balanced of this weekend.
Both teams need the victory – Poland to control the group from first place, and Romania in order to not hinder their chances of progressing from the group.
Romania’s home advantage is well known amongst football fans, but will it be enough for this game?
Romania vs Poland – 11/11/2016
Betting Odds At The Best Online Bookmakers
FT Result: Romania 3.10 or 21/10 Draw 3.10 or 21/10 Poland 2.60 or 8/5
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.40 or 7/5 Under 1.53 or 8/15
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.05 or 21/20 No 1.70 or 7/10
The last time Romania lost at home is in 2013, a 0-2 loss against Turkey. Since then, not only did the Romanians avoid defeat but they’ve also conceded very few goals.
They had the best defense in the recent European qualifiers, which means Lewandowski and company will have a hard time scoring the number of goals they’re used to.
The home team currently has 5 points, after a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Montenegro, a win in Armenia and a 0-0 draw in Kazakhstan. A home loss against Poland would dent their chances very seriously.
Meanwhile, the away team also drew in Kazakhstan but beat Denmark and Armenia to gather 7 points. Poland is a team which rely heavily on Lewandowski and also concede quite a few goals – they’ve scored 7 and conceded 5 in their first three games.
A draw wouldn’t be the end of the world for them, since they’ll still be sitting on 8 points, and with some favorable results around the group (a draw between Denmark and Montenegro), they can still sit in first place.
Romania vs Poland Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we find it hard to decide between the good form of the two sides, so we’ll propose a series of alternative bets: Poland to score at least once since they almost always do.
Both teams to score since we don’t expect Romania to lose heavily at home – and this bet also carries some good odds.
Last but not least, over 3,5 yellow cards – this bet can be won almost solely on the Romanian side. They have a habit of picking up quite a few cards.
Both Teams To Score: Yes @ 2.05 or 21/20 with NetBet
Draw & Both Teams To Score @ 4.65 or 7/2