Place: Serbia. Belgrade. Partizan Stadium.
Date: on the 10th of September, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Nations League. League C. group D. 2nd round.
Serbia (the head coach Mladen Krstajić)
Despite the qualifications of the football FIFA World Cups and EURO in the first round of the Nations League the majority of matches ended with a draw. This proves the fact that during the qualification phases for the absolutely new tournament the strength of the national teams are approximately equal.
But, nevertheless, according to the results of the first match day in each of four Leagues there are already their favorites. So, for example, in League C Norway, Bulgaria, Albania and also hosts of the forthcoming meeting have earned three winning points. We will remind you that Lithuania was the first rival of the White Eagles. This meeting which has taken place last Friday in Vilnius has ended with the victory of Mladen Krstajić ‘s team with the minimum score – 0:1. The victorious goal on the 38th minute from a penalty was scored by the Dutch Ajax’s winger Dušan Tadić.
And now the most interesting fact! Despite the home defeat, the goalkeeper of the hosts of Ernestas Šetkus, and, with high mark – 9.60 on a ten-mark scale is considered to be the best player of the match between Lithuania and Serbia.
Romania (the head coach Cosmin Contra)
We present to your attention one of the numerous derbies of the national teams of Eastern Europe. Romania has come to Belgrade to play the match at home arena of the football club Partizan.
In the first round the yellow team of Cosmin Contra has shared the points during the home match with Montenegrins (0:0). This meeting has taken place under the overwhelming advantage of the hosts. For the whole match Romania owned a ball and sometimes this overweight has reached 70%. For 90 minutes of the game Claudiu Keșerü, Alexandru Maxim, Nicolae Stanciu and their partners have shot 17kicks, however none were successful. As a result we’ve received a goalless draw. And now, prior to the second round the situation in this group is as follows:
Serbia – 3, Romania – 1, Montenegro – 1, Lithuania – 0;
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Serbia vs. Romania
In case of the victory in the forthcoming match the team of Mladen Krstajić will increase the number of the gained points up to six points and at the same time will considerable strengthen the leading position. And already now, that is, prior to the match the opinion of experts is clear: Serbia – 1.54, Romania – 7.46
Of course, the experienced football fans remember well that golden time for the Romanian football when the leaders of the national team headed by Gheorghe Hagi, Gheorghe Popescu and some other football players were playing in top European clubs. Now the similar situation is happening in the national team of Serbia. The modern team of Mladen Krstajić is considerably higher than the closest rival by the number of high quality players. And therefore our choice is clear …