Romania vs Switzerland Prediction: Swiss keep up perfect scoring record in race for first

 | November 20 | 

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Romania host Switzerland in Bucharest on the final matchday of Group I on Tuesday evening (19:45), with top spot still very much up for grabs.

After taking 19 points from their first nine games, Romania are two points ahead of their visitors heading into tomorrow's clash, and they know that merely avoiding defeat will be enough for them to finish first and boost their seeding for the Euro 2024 finals draw.

Both nations are undefeated in qualifying, but Switzerland must change that record if they have any ambition of boosting their own seeding ahead of next summer's tournament in Germany.

Romania vs Switzerland Betting Tips:

  • Draw and over 1.5 goals @ 10/3
  • Zeki Amdouni to score anytime @ 15/8

Team News

A red card in the latter stages of Saturday's 2-1 win over Israel has ruled Valentin Mihaila out of Romania's final game of the group, but the 23-year-old was a substitute in Felcsut, so head coach Edward Iordanescu could name an unchanged starting XI tomorrow.

Switzerland could opt to make changes for this one after playing two games in four days last week, with Zeki Amdouni among those pushing for a start.

Match Odds

Romania are 13/5 to win a third consecutive qualifier at home, while a draw, which would be enough for them to secure first place, is available at 5/2. Switzerland are EVS to win and leapfrog their opponents into top spot.

It's 8/11 for both teams to score on Tuesday, while it's 12/1 for a repeat of the 2-2 scoreline seen in the reverse fixture.

Draw and over 1.5 goals @ 10/3

Goals have followed Switzerland throughout their Euro 2024 qualification journey - there have been 32 goals in their nine matches, 10 more than any other side in the group (Belarus - 22), and they have scored in every single game.

There have been at least two goals scored in all of their group games, while Romania have seen over 1.5 in seven of their nine, and all four of their matches in Bucharest.

Switzerland have nothing to lose here - they've already qualified for Germany but need a win to claim top spot - so they should be on the hunt for goals again.

They've conceded in three consecutive away games, though, so Romania will fancy their chances of scoring again at home - they've scored at least one in all of their previous four.

However, picking a winner between the sides is a difficult one, with nothing separating them back in June.

Switzerland have drawn five of their group games this campaign, while Romania have had four stalemates. Therefore, I'm minded to split this one down the middle, and call an entertaining draw.

Zeki Amdouni to score anytime @ 15/8

Amdouni is Switzerland's top scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying with six goals, and the Burnley forward counts Romania among his victims after netting twice in the reverse fixture in Luzern.

The 22-year-old started his country's first game of this international round against Israel before being demoted to substitute duty against Kosovo on Saturday. With tomorrow being Switzerland's third game in a week, I expect further rotation against Romania, and that should see Amdouni restored to the starting XI.

Switzerland have scored in all nine group games so far, and having scored more than double of any of his teammates this campaign, Amdouni looks the most likely to breach a Romanian defence which has conceded just five times in qualifying. 15/8 is still generous enough to back.

Check out our other Euro 2024 Tips here.

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