EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Romania vs Sweden Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Romania vs Sweden kick off? Friday 15th November, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Romania vs Sweden being played? Arena Naţională

What television channel is Romania vs Sweden on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Romania vs Sweden? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? Sweden 2-1 Romania

THE TEAM NEWS

ROMANIA

  • Romania will be out of the running in Group F if they lose but they have only lost two of their last 16 competitive international fixtures, one of which was against Sweden at the start of this campaign.
  • Experienced defenders Vlad Chiriches and Dragos Grigore remain sidelined so Adrian Rus and Ionut Nedelcearu are set to partner one another in the centre of defence again.
  • Striker Florin Andone suffered serious knee ligament damage while playing for Galatasaray at the weekend so top scorer Claudiu Keseru could be recalled up front alongside George Pucas.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Tatarusanu; Benzar, Rus, Nedelcearu, Bancu; Deac, Stanciu, Marin, Mitrita; Puscas, Keseru

Unavailable: Grigore (Injured), Chiriches (Injured), Andone (Injured)

Doubtful:

SWEDEN

  • Sweden will book their place at EURO 2020 with victory in Bucharest but in reality, a draw would not be a bad result with their final match being at home to the Faroe Islands.
  • Defender Pierre Bengtsson will be assessed after missing Copenhagen's match at the weekend but that is the only real personnel worry for coach Jan Olof Andersson.
  • Long-term absentees Jakob Johansson and Ludwig Augustinson remain sidelined but centre-back Pontus Jansson is back in the squad, while uncapped youngsters Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg have been called up.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Jansson, Bengtsson; Larsson, Olsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Quaison, Berg

Unavailable: Johansson (Injured), Augustinsson (Injured)

Doubtful: Bengtsson (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams are in decent form, with Romania losing just one of their last seven games and Sweden's only defeat in this campaign coming away to Spain. The hosts are likely to be the more attacking side as they need the win more, plus they have scored first in four of their last five games.

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