Romania and Spain Meet in Friendly Match Ahead of World Cup

Published March 27, 2016 by Florin P

Romania and Spain Meet in Friendly Match Ahead of World Cup

Something’s got to give when undefeated teams meet in high-profile friendly match (7:45 p.m UK Time).

As South American, Asian and African teams square off in the qualifiers for the World Cup, European teams test their squads in friendly games. The match between Romania and Spain promises to be quite special, because both teams are riding some impressive streaks. Spain is credited with the first chance, but Romania has home pitch advantage and National Arena will be packed with enthusiastic fans.

Invincible in 15 Straight Games

It’s been a while since Romania played at the World Cup or the European Championship, but they’ve recently secured a place at Euro 2016. The qualifying campaign was impressive on many levels and the team is currently enjoying an invincible run of 15 matches.

Romania has greatly improved its defensive and over these 15 matches, it allowed just 5 games and kept a clean sheet in 11 matches. The Football Federation worked hard to make this friendly game happen and even in the absence of any stakes, the interest is tremendous among players and supporters alike. The team will be tested in its first serious match against a top squad ahead of the Euro 2016 tournament.

Spain Seeks Its 8 Straight Win

After its untimely elimination from the World Cup, Spain rebounded and it is currently riding a winning streak of seven games. What’s particularly interesting is that they haven’t settled for one point in any of the last 25 games and recorded a single draw in 35 consecutive matches. Spain usually has a hard time scoring on the road against stringy teams and won the last three games by the odd goal.

They are about to enter a fortress and the fact that this game is played just three days after the challenging friendly match against Italy poses unique challenges. Romania will defend with all lines for 90 minutes, therefore odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports on fewer than 2.5 goals to be scored are well justified.

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