Russia vs Romania 2016 International Friendly: Match Preview and Prediction
Fixture: Russia vs Romania
Competition: FIFA International Friendly
Date: Tuesday, 15 November, 16:00 GMT
Stadium: Stadion im. Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrova, Russia.
Russia vs Romania: Preview
Russia vs Romania match is going to be held on 15th November at Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrova Stadium. It’s an important match for Russia to stay up at FIFA World ranking. They have recently suffered an away defeat against Asian side Qatar with a 2-1 score line. So, if they suffer another defeat in this friendly fixture against Romania then their FIFA ranking will become bad to worse. Romania has suffered 0-3 home defeat against Poland in their European Qualification fixture on last Friday. Both the teams will try to put their best efforts to secure a victory and remain in good position at FIFA World ranking. Currently Russia has secured 53rd position and Romania is in 34th place in the latest FIFA World ranking.
At the moment, Russia has no big challenge for World Cup Qualification 2018 tournament, as they are already qualified as host nation. In the other side Romania is still struggling to secure points from World Qualification matches. They have registered 1 win, 2 draws and 1 defeat in their last 4 matches of European World Cup Qualifiers 2018. Romania team will rest some of their key players in this friendly fixture against Russia. Russia will start the match as favorite in their home fixture of International friendly against Romania at Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrova Stadium.
Player to Watch: Artem Dzyuba (Russia) and Nicolae Stanciu (Romania).
Russia vs Romania: Head-to-Head Stats
- Both teams have played only 3 matches against each other in all the competitions. Russia has registered 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 defeat in all 3 matches against Romania. Russia has scored 5 goals against Romania and concedes 6 goals against them.
- Russia has suffered away defeat against Romania with 0-3 score line in their last meetings in the International Friendly on 26th March, 2008. So, both the teams will play against each other after long 8 years gap.
Russia vs Romania: Prediction
Russian team is ready to secure a win from this match after they have suffered two defeats in a row. Russia is slightly better side to compare with Romania when they will face each other in the International friendly fixture at Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrova Stadium of Russia.
Predicted result will be a draw or home win for Russia.