Romania starts a new adventure in the Nations League on Friday night at 21:45 on the National Arena in the company of Northern Ireland.
Cosmin Contra kept his word and resigned due to the fact that he did not qualify our team for the Euro, his place being taken by Mirel Radoi, promoted from the U21 national team.
As expected, Radoi will rely on several players who impressed at the final Under 21 tournament in Italy, the key players now being in the senior group.
Romania showed its helplessness in the last official match, played in November last year in Spain, the final result being 5-0 in favor of the Iberians.
I can’t say that he disappointed in the qualifying group for the Euro because in 8 rounds he collected 13 points and thus finished on the 3rd place, after Germany and Holland.
He scored 9 goals and scored 13. The most notable result is a 0-0 home game against the Netherlands.
Otherwise, he managed to defeat Belarus and Estonia, both at home and away.
It is based first and foremost on defense, in fact the selector preferring a team with 3 central defenders, and the main weapon of attack are the fixed phases.
▪️They last met in the qualifications for Euro 2016, Romania managing to win 2-0 at home, and in return it was 0-0.
▪️It should be mentioned that both managed to qualify from that group.
⚽Romania vs Northern Ireland probable teams
▪️Romania (3-5-1-1): Tatarusanu – Nedelcearu, Chiriches, Tosca – Hanca, Nistor, Cicaldau, Stanciu, Bancu – Hagi – Puscas.
▪️Northern Ireland (3-5-2): Peacock-Farrel – Flanagan, Cathcart, McNair – Ferguson, Saville, Davis, Evans, Smith – Magennis, Thompson.
Football Prediction of the Day Romania vs Northern Ireland
I expect this confrontation to be quite similar to the previous 2 direct meetings, meaning to be a game in which not too many goals are scored.
Honestly, Romania is quite unpredictable at the moment because it has a new coach who impressed at U21 and it would be a very good thing if he implemented the same style at the national team.
I expect a pretty cautious start from both bands.
That’s why I think there is a very good chance that the first goal will be scored after the 28th minute.
Prediction Today: the first goal after the 28th minute