Match Preview: Austria 2-3 Romania Prediction and Betting Tips 07.09.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, September 7, 2020.

League: UEFA Nations League – League B – Round 2
Match: 19:45 Austria – Romania
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.38
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:3 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Austria (FIFA ranking: #26) welcome Romania (#37) to Klagenfurt in this UEFA Nations League (UNL) match after losing just one of their last nine competitive fixtures (W7, D1). Notably, a 2-1 away win versus Norway in their opening UNL game continued a recent trend, as all of their last four matches have been settled by a one-goal margin.
  • Despite the fact there’s been 13 match goals across Austria’s last three home games, each of the ten international fixtures on Austrian soil prior produced under 3.5 match goals. Notably, the first-half averaged 1.0 goals per match across those 13 home games, whilst the second-half averaged a slightly higher 1.38.
  • Visiting Romania journey here after a frustrating 1-1 home draw against Northern Ireland, despite playing against ten men for over 50 minutes. That result made it four consecutive games without a win (D2, L2), with both draws seeing them score the opening goal before going on to concede an equaliser after the 85th minute.
  • Goals have been a common theme in Romania’s away games recently, with all but one of their last nine producing over 2.5 match goals. This clash could witness some late drama too, as there’s been an average of 2.0 goals per fixture in or after the 70th minute across Romania’s last four competitive away fixtures.
  • Players to watch: Austria’s top scorer in the current set-up, Marcel Sabitzer, netted his eighth international goal last time out – three of the four he scored at home have come in the opening half hour.
  • George Pușcaș (ROM) has scored five goals across his last eight games for club and country, four as his team’s first and only scorer.
  • Hot streak: Six of the last eight halves of football played between these two nations ended goalless, with the other two seeing both teams score.
Head-to-head matches: AUSTRIA – ROMANIA
05.06.12 FI Austria Romania 0 : 0
09.09.09 WC Romania Austria 1 : 1
01.04.09 WC Austria Romania 2 : 1
18.11.87 EUR Austria Romania 0 : 0
10.09.86 EUR Romania Austria 4 : 0