This is the second match in the League of Nations for both teams, but they have not started a new competition with equal success, because Serbia made a guest victory in the first round, and Romania only a draw at home. It can be said that Serbia’s victory was expected, because they played in Lithuania, which is objectively the weakest team in this group, while the Romanians played a draw with Montenegro. The last two games between these two neighbouring countries were in the qualifiers for the World Cup 2010, when Serbia celebrated both victories, with as much as 5-0 at home.
After successful qualifiers for this year's World Cup and modest show in Russia, Serbia has opened the League of Nations with a victory and it is certainly encouraging for the continuation of this competition. They played in Lithuania, which is objectively the weakest team in this group, but Serbia was known for having big problems with outsiders in the past, and that usually cost them their performance at a big competition. This time, they have imposed themselves as favourites in Villnud and they really dominated, but it was only 1-0 in the end.
The only goal came from a penalty through Tadic, who has missed a penalty at the end of the match. It could have revenged to them, because the Lithuanians had a great chance, however, it should be said that Serbia has hit the goalposts several times and they did not have much luck. Coach Krstajic has started a match with Kolarov on the bench and we are now expecting him in the starting position.
Romania did not make it to this year's World Cup, but they were quite good in their friendly matches after qualifiers and they were building their optimism on that before the League of Nations. In the first round, they have played a match against the weakened Montenegro and it was a good opportunity to open a new competition with a victory, which they failed to do. The aggravating circumstance was that they played against the empty stands because of the penalty, however, they had to play better and it must be said that it was the first time that the offensive part of the team failed completely, which the final 0-0 suggests.
At the very beginning of the match, the referee could also appoint the penalty for the guests, which would further aggravate the situation, and after that, Romania still dominated. They even had more players in the last 15 minutes of the game, which they did not take advantage of despite complete domination. Cach Contra has sent a roughly expected lineup to the field, with the proviso that striker Chiriches got injured at the early stages of the match and he will not be able to play in this duel, so Balasa will take his place, who has also replaced him against Montenegro.
Serbia is currently in a better rhythm and better shape than Romania, which has started the League of Nations badly and will now be further weakened. Serbia has missed a lot of opportunities in the first round, but they still celebrated and we expect them to confirm the victory from Lithuania.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.57 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 10-Sep-2018 20:45 CET
Event Result: 2:2(1:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units