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Iceland - Romania
Euro 2021 Qualifiers
Thu, 08.10.2020 – 8:45 PM GMT+2
our main tip:
Goal Under 2.5

Iceland vs. Romania 2021 Euro Qualifiers 08.10.2020

Despite losing the only two games they played against Romania back in 96/97, Iceland has come a long way as a footballing nation. This Nordic island nation with a population of less than 400,000 people has been overcome by a football craze. They qualified for their first World Cup in 2018 and gained fame when they knocked England out of the round of 16. They have since then been pretty decent, particularly when playing at home. Romania have a more illustrious resume as a team on the international stage, but their last appearance in a major international tournament was over at the 2008 Euros. We anticipate a tight encounter here as both teams will be desperate to avoid defeat. We are therefore backing Under 2.5 goals

Main tip: Goal Under 2.5 (go to tip details)

Head-to-Head stats Iceland vs. Romania

We take a closer look at the stats of the last 2 matches between these teams:

  • Those matches were the 1998 World Cup qualification matches
  • Romania won both games (home and away) 4-0

Latest results Iceland

  • Won three of their last 5 matches
  • kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 6 home games

Latest results Romania

  • Only won 1 of their last 5 matches
  • Played well in their last away game though to upset Austria 3-2

Current FIFA ranking and latest results

Iceland: rank 42nd
Form Guide: L-L-W-W-W

Romania: rank 34th
Form Guide: W-D-L-L-D

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Possible squad Iceland

Iceland: Halldorsson; Palsson, Ingason, Sigurdsson R, Skulason; Sigurdsson A, Bjarnason, Anderson, Sigurdsson G; Bodvarsson, Sigthorsson

Out: None

Coach: Erik Hamrén

Possible squad Romania

Romania: Tatarusanu; Burca, Chiriches, Grigore, Bancu; Maxim, Cretu, Stanciu; Deac, Alibec, Coman

Out: None

Coach: Mirel Radoi

Our tip(s) and odds in detail

According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:

1) Bet on Goal Under 2.5

1xBet offers the best odds for the bet “Goal Under 2.5”
The odd of 1.57 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 64% that the game will have 2 or fewer total goals scored

Odds comparison for Goal Under 2.5

1xBet – odd 1.57
Bet365 –  odd 1.53
Betway – odd 1.53
Bet9ja – odd 1.52

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2) Bet on Iceland Win (Draw No Bet)

  • Won 4 of their last 6 games at home
  • The two losses came against England and France (both 1-0 losses)

Odds for this bet

Bet365 have the best odds for “Iceland Win (Draw No Bet)”

The odd of 1.66 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 60% that Iceland will win the game but the bet will be void if it ends in a draw

Odds comparisons for Iceland Win (Draw No Bet)

Bet365 – odd 1.66
Bet9ja – odd 1.64
Betfair – odd 1.60
Betway – odd 1.60

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