Romania haven’t been to the World Cup since 1998, while Germany haven’t missed any since 1954. Next Sunday, Romania will play host to Germany with the European 2022 World Cup qualifiers Group J top spot on the line.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and sports betting odds for Romania vs Germany while making some predictions.
Game: Romania vs Germany
Location: Arena Nationala, Bucharest
Time: Sunday, March 28, 2:45 p.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
European 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Betting Lines
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 13
- Romania Victories: 2 (18 goals)
- Germany Victories: 8 (38 goals)
- Draws: 3
Romania and Germany haven’t met since 2007. Back then, Germany beat Romania 3-1 with goals from Bernd Schneider, David Odonkor and Lucas Podolski; none of them remain on the team, unsurprisingly.
They have never played each other in a World Cup qualifier, but they have played each other in two Eurocup (1984 and 2000).
In 13 games against Romania, Germany have managed to finish with a clean sheet three times, while Romania did it once. The final score that has repeated the most between these two teams is 1-1 (three times).
Moneyline: Romania +825 | Germany -325
Why bet on Romania?
Romania started the road to the 2022 World Cup on the right foot after beating North Macedonia 3-2. Ianis Hagi, son of Romania’s legend Gheorghe Hagi, saved the day with a goal within the last five minutes of the game; Florin Tanase and Valentin Mihaila also scored for Romania.
They haven’t lost in their last three games (all competitions), and they scored in every one of them.
With one game on the books, Romania have a 0-0-1 record against the spread and 1-0-0 over/under. The total has gone over three goals in two of their last five games, and the last game between Romania and Germany, at Bucharest, finished with a 5-1 victory for the home side.
The Romanians know that, in order to become Germany’s top competitor, winning this game is crucial (Iceland already lost to Germany).
Mirel Radoi took over as manager in 2019. He’s an ex player who played 67 games for the Romanian national team, and he was known for his rude character, something that he tries to transmit to the players every single day.
Why Bet on Germany?
As expected, Germany won their first game (3-0) against Iceland; Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan scored the goals. The comfortable scoreboard also allowed Joachim Low (manager) to play several young players, including Jamal Musiala.
Germany have lost just one of their last 10 games (6-0 against Spain, ouch!). During that span they finished with a clean sheet three times, and they failed to score just once.
The German side started with a 1-0 record against the spread, and 0-1 record over/under. The total has gone over three goals in three of their last four games, and they managed to score in two of their last three road games.
Germany’s team is so good that international superstars such as Timo Werner (Chelsea) and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) have to start on the bench.
This is one of Joachim Low’s last adventures as Germany’s manager; he said he’s leaving after the 2021 Euro, so you can expect an effort from all the players to give him a proper and very much deserved winning-streak goodbye.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
Both teams will have their best players available.
The home side expected lineup is Florin Nita, Ovidiu Popescu, Vlad Chiriches, Andrei Burca, Nicusor Bancu, Razvan Marin, Nicolae Stanciu, Dennis Man, Florin Tanase, Florinel Coman, Claudiu Keseru.
The visiting side expected lineup is Manuel Neuer, Lukas Klostermann, Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Emre Can, Lucas Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane.
Pick: Germany to win
Over/Under: 3 goals
Romania come from a five total goals game; they allowed two goals in two minutes against a team that’s not as powerful as Germany. On the other side, the German team scored three goals against Iceland without a sweat.
Both teams scored in three of Romania’s last six games, while both teams scored in three of Germany’s last five games. Also, the last two games between these two went over three goals.
With the top spot on the line, both teams have to be aggressive here.
Pick: Over 3 goals
Final Score Prediction: Romania 1 – Germany 3
Romania vs Germany Props Predictions
At BetUS, you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. You can expect some fireworks here, as they’ve never drawn 0-0 when playing each other; the half time winner have never lost the game.
Here’s a quick rundown of Romania vs Germany latest results (all competitions):
- Germany 3 – Romania 1 (1-1 at half time)
- Romania 5 – Germany 1 (4-0 at half time)
- Germany 1 – Romania 1 (1-1 at half time)
- Germany 1 – Romania 1 (0-1 at half time)
- Germany 2 – Romania 1 (1-0 at half time)
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