Romania vs Armenia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Romania vs Armenia Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Romania and Armenia will square off at the National Arena in Bucharest on Friday night, with both sides looking to keep their World Cup play-offs alive. Romania suffered a 3-1 defeat on the road at Poland last time out, with their consolation goal being scored by Bogdan Stancu with just 13 minutes to go. Meanwhile, Armenia lost 4-1 in Montenegro, with Ruslan Koryan scoring the consolation goal in the 89th minute. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Romania hold an impeccable head-to-head record over Armenia, having won three and draw one of their four meetings. Furthermore, their home form over the past two years has seen them lose just three of their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions. I’m fancying Romania to win, but I’m not expecting that many goals as in the reverse fixture.

Romania and Under 2.5 goals at 9/4

Both teams to score - No at 4/6

Romania saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Romania have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 5 games against Armenia

Armenia saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Armenia saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 5 games played against Romania

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Romania Form Guide

Romania Team Logo

Romania

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

05-10-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. E

Kazakhstan Team Logo Kazakhstan

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

08-10-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. E

Denmark Team Logo Denmark

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-11-2017

Friendlies

Turkey Team Logo Turkey

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

14-11-2017

Friendlies

Netherlands Team Logo Netherlands

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-03-2018

Friendlies

Israel Team Logo Israel

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

27-03-2018

Friendlies

Sweden Team Logo Sweden

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-05-2018

Friendlies

Chile Team Logo Chile

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

05-06-2018

Friendlies

Finland Team Logo Finland

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-09-2018

UEFA Nations League C Grp. 4

Montenegro Team Logo Montenegro

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-09-2018

UEFA Nations League C Grp. 4

Serbia Team Logo Serbia

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Armenia Form Guide

Armenia Team Logo

Armenia

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L H

05-10-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. E

Poland Team Logo Poland

FT 1 - 6

(HT 1 - 3)

D A

08-10-2017

World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. E

Kazakhstan Team Logo Kazakhstan

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-11-2017

Friendlies

Belarus Team Logo Belarus

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

13-11-2017

Friendlies

Cyprus Team Logo Cyprus

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

24-03-2018

Friendlies

Estonia Team Logo Estonia

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

27-03-2018

Friendlies

Lithuania Team Logo Lithuania

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

29-05-2018

Friendlies

Malta Team Logo Malta

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

04-06-2018

Friendlies

Moldova Team Logo Moldova

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-09-2018

UEFA Nations League D Grp. 4

Liechtenstein Team Logo Liechtenstein

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

09-09-2018

UEFA Nations League D Grp. 4

Macedonia Team Logo Macedonia

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Romania Preview

Romania had a solid start to this World Cup qualifying campaign, registering two draws against Montenegro and Kazakhstan along with a 0-5 win over Armenia. However, they have failed to win any of their most recent three qualifiers, losing twice against Poland and drawing once against Denmark. However, the Romanians looked pretty solid in their 3-2 home win over Chile in the middle of June in their most friendly fixture. Prior to this victory, Romania managed to score just once in five games across all competitions. The Romanians currently find themselves in 4th spot in the group E table tied on six points with their Friday’s opponents, already four points behind the 2nd-placed Montenegro. The Tricolours didn’t look that bad throughout this qualifying campaign, but unfortunately, their 5-0 win over Armenia last October was their only victory in this group. Their home form throughout this qualification process has been awful as they have failed to win in any of their three home qualifiers. The good news is that Romania have won their both home meetings with Armenia across all competitions, scoring five goals and conceding none in the process. Adrian Popa and Bogdan Stancu are the team’s joint topscorers after six rounds with two goals each, although Nicolae Stancu is a player to watch as well as he managed to provide a couple of assists throughout this campaign.

Romania Team News

Coach Christoph Daum has called up Steliano Filip from Dinamo Bucharest despite his poor performance for the club. Goalkeeper Florian Nita is also in the squad and he will be Romania’s third choice.

Armenia Preview

On the contrary, Armenia had a poor start to this World Cup qualifying campaign, but they managed to pick up some points from their most recent qualifiers. They started this campaign with three consecutive defeats against Denmark, Romania and Poland, but managed to bounce back with two successive wins over Montenegro and Kazakhstan. The Armenians were on a three-game winning streak across all competitions prior to their 4-1 defeat against Montenegro in their most recent qualifier back in June. They are tied on six points with Romania, but they have an awful goal difference record as they have already conceded 14 goals in six rounds. Furthermore, Armenia’s away form over the past three years have been terrible as they have lost twelve of their last 14 away games across all competitions. They are currently on a four-game losing run on the road, conceding at least two goals in three of these. Head-to-head, Armenia are winless in four meetings with Romania across all competitions, scoring just once in this term. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is Armenia’s talisman, but unfortunately for him, the rest of the squad are nowhere near on his level.

Armenia Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Armenia ahead of this trip.

Romania Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Armenia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Romania vs Armenia Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Ciprian Tatarusanu 194 89
2 LB Romario Benzar - -
6 CD Vlad Chiriches 183 75
3 CD Alin Tosca 182 80
21 RB Cristian Ganea 175 71
23 CDM Nicolae Stanciu 168 68
7 CM Alexandru Chipciu 177 74
8 CDM Mihai Pintilii 181 78
19 CM Bogdan Stancu 182 75
13 CM Alexandru Baluta - -
9 CF Florin Andone 180 78
No. Pos Player M kg
16 GK Grigor Meliksetyan 190 -
19 LB Hovhannes Hambardzumyan 180 69
15 RB Gagik Daghbashyan 180 69
4 CD Taron Voskanyan 181 74
3 CD Varazdat Haroyan 185 77
21 CM David Manoyan 176 73
6 CDM Gor Malakyan 174 -
13 CDM Kamo Hovhannisyan 178 69
18 CM Henrikh Mkhitaryan 177 75
8 CM Marcos Pineiro Pizzelli 178 68
10 CF Tigran Barseghyan 180 77