Lithuania v Romania

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Betting suggestion: Romania -1 @2,10 Pinnacle

That will be the match between two teams in very different situations right now. When we have Lithuania on one side,  who lost 13 of the last 16 matches, having problems with the generation and being really nothing special at the moment, while on the other side, we have Romania with energic Cosmin Contra on the bench, with a new generation who is trying to prove their quality. With the 2-2 draw in Belgrade against pretty strong Serbia, they showed that they want something in this group and the only way to reach something is to beat Lithuania. Contra can pick between two best goalscorers from the domestic league Tucudean and Mitrita (both scored 8 goals in first 10 rounds), he has Stanciu and Chipchiu who play for Sparta Praha, decent goalkeeper Tatarusanu from Nantes, and some other players playing in Russian, Turkish, Belgium, … leagues. Generally, Contra is using a mixture of players from the domestic league with those from outside and it looks that Romanians are developing one solid generation so I believe that UEFA Nations League is the competition they are happy to play and I think that they will take it pretty seriously to prepare on qualifications as much as possible. I see a huge gap between those two national sides, and even though Serbia won only 0-1 in Lithuania, I think that Romania with direct and aggressive football can hurt the Baltic country a bit more. For sure Lithuanians will try to play defensively, to fill players in their box, but I think that quality will make the difference.

 

 

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