Romania are looking to take one step towards qualification for EURO 2024 in Germany as they face Kosovo this week.
Romania currently sit 2nd in qualifying Group I with two wins and three draws from their first five games of the campaign.
It's been a fairly solid campaign for the Romanians thus far as they find themselves well positioned to qualify from a competitive group.
They began their campaign with a 2-0 win over Andorra before registering a second consecutive win against Belarus by two goals to one.
Three straight draws then followed in the shape of a 0-0 away in Kosovo, a 2-2 away in Switzerland and a 1-1 draw at home to Israel.
The draw at home to Israel was a disappointing one for Romania as, in an ideal world, they would have taken advantage of a home game against a direct qualification rival but they still sit one point above them in the standings so it's far from a total disaster.
They can't, however, afford many more slip ups now if they are to finish in the top two places so they're going to have to confront a pressurised atmosphere in what is a must-win fixture.
Romania are coming off the back of three straight draws so their form is a slight concern heading into this one, but they're facing a side that have struggled for the most part in this group so they'll fancy themselves to get the job done in front of their own supporters on Tuesday night.
Kosovo currently sit 5th in qualifying Group I with four draws and one loss from their first five games of the campaign.
Kosovo started proceedings with three draws on the bounce against Israel, 1-1, Andorra, 1-1, and Romania, 0-0, before falling to a 2-1 defeat in Belarus followed by a 2-2 draw against Switzerland last time out.
Kosovo will really be kicking themselves having proved difficult to beat while generally performing well against the group's better sides, but a 1-1 draw with Andorra and the 2-1 loss in Belarus has really made qualification from this group an unlikely prospect.
Given they're a talented side on paper they'll view this as a monumental underachievement and while all is not lost they'd need to embark upon a mightily impressive run from here in order to seal a place in Germany next summer.
They are at least coming into this game off the back of a very good result against Switzerland at the weekend where they drew 2-2 courtesy of a Vedat Muriqi brace with the equaliser coming in the 94th minute.
As such they'll be coming into this one on cloud nine and they'll need to utilise that to take three points from what will be a tough fixture.
This should be an entertaining encounter in what is a do or die fixture for Kosovo and while three points will be hard to come by it's most certainly within their capabilities.
For our Romania vs. Kosovo prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.