Romania vs Northern Ireland prediction 22.03.2024

Romania

Romania

1 : 1

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

2.02

X

3.4

2

3.75

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  • Competition: Friendlies
  • Date: 22nd March 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: National Arena

Romania take on Northern Ireland on Friday in one of two friendlies scheduled for this month's internationals.

The hosts had a memorable last few months as they finished top of Group I with 22 points from ten games to qualify for the Euros for the first time since 2016. Edward Iordănescu's side went all ten games without defeat and will be looking to continue that run this week.

Northern Ireland meanwhile endured one of their worst campaigns in Euro qualifying. The visitors finished fifth in Group H with just nine points from 10 games and conceded the second most goals in the group.

Romania vs Northern Ireland Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals

The Romanians did well in recent games, both offensively and defensively. Edward Iordănescu's side won four of their last five outings, scoring a total of eight goals and conceded just one goal in the process. Three of those games ended with under 2.5 goals and I think Friday's game will be similar.

Northern Ireland have only won three of their last ten games in all competitions, but rarely concede many goals. Indeed, the away side have conceded more than one goal in only two of their last ten games. Bets on under 2.5 goals were won a record seven times during that period.

On top of that, previous encounters between Romania and Northern Ireland were not very entertaining. Each of the last five encounters between the two nations ended with under than 2.5 goals.

  • Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals.
  • Romania vs Northern Ireland prediction: 1-1

Romania vs Northern Ireland Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Northern Ireland

    1 : 1

    Romania

    UEFA Nations League

  2. Romania

    1 : 1

    Northern Ireland

    UEFA Nations League

  3. Northern Ireland

    0 : 0

    Romania

    Euro Qualification

  4. Romania

    2 : 0

    Northern Ireland

    Euro Qualification

  5. Northern Ireland

    0 : 2

    Romania

    Friendly International

Romania

Romania team news

With 66 caps, Nicolae Stanciu is the most experienced player in the Romania national team squad. The Damac midfielder captains the nation and is also the country's top scorer with fourteen goals to his name.

Denis Alibec's goal in the win over Switzerland was his fifth for the Romanian national team and the striker is likely to lead the line, while goalkeeper Lúkas Petersson will be hoping to make his first appearance on the international stage.

Last matches of Romania

  1. Romania

    1 : 0

    Switzerland

    Euro Qualification

  2. Israel

    1 : 2

    Romania

    Euro Qualification

  3. Romania

    4 : 0

    Andorra

    Euro Qualification

  4. Belarus

    0 : 0

    Romania

    Euro Qualification

  5. Romania

    2 : 0

    Kosovo

    Euro Qualification

Romania lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Horațiu Moldovan

Defenders

  • 2

    Andrei Rațiu

  • 3

    Radu Drăgușin

  • 15

    Andrei Burcă

  • 11

    Nicușor Bancu

Midfielders

  • 8

    Alexandru Cicâldău

  • 6

    Marius Marin

  • 10

    Nicolae Stanciu

Forwards

  • 21

    Olimpiu Moruţan

  • 7

    Denis Alibec

  • 17

    Florinel Coman

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland team news

As for Northern Ireland, Caolan Boyd-Munce, Jamie Reid and Stephen McMullan are three uncapped players in head coach Michael O'Neill's squad for this month's friendlies.

Josh Magennis is the most experienced player in the squad with 76 caps, but the Wigan Athletic man may again sit on the bench.

Dion Charles is the most promising candidate to lead the line, while Shea Charles and George Saville will be the ones to watch in the middle of the pitch.

Last matches of Northern Ireland

  1. Northern Ireland

    2 : 0

    Denmark

    Euro Qualification

  2. Finland

    4 : 0

    Northern Ireland

    Euro Qualification

  3. Northern Ireland

    0 : 1

    Slovenia

    Euro Qualification

  4. Northern Ireland

    3 : 0

    San Marino

    Euro Qualification

  5. Kazakhstan

    1 : 0

    Northern Ireland

    Euro Qualification

Northern Ireland lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Conor Hazard

Defenders

  • 2

    Trai Hume

  • 5

    Eoin Toal

  • 17

    Paddy McNair

  • 22

    Ciaron Brown

  • 3

    Jamal Lewis

Midfielders

  • 14

    Isaac Price

  • 19

    Shea Charles

  • 6

    George Saville

  • 13

    Dale Taylor

Forwards

  • 10

    Dion Charles

Three reasons we expect under 2.5 goals in this game

  1. Seven of the last ten games of Northern Ireland ended with under 2.5 goals.
  2. None of the last five meetings between Romania and Northern Ireland produced more than two goals.
  3. Four of the last six games of Romania ended with under 2.5 goals.

Main prediction Romania - Northern Ireland

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

4 wins in a row

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Romania vs Northern Ireland - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can watch Friday’s Friendly between Romania and Northern Ireland on Sofascore.

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What’s the average number of corner kicks Romania won per game over the course of their last five outings?

4.40

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What’s the average number of yellow cards Northern Irelenad received per game over the course of their last five fixtures?

1.80