In the final matchday of the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, Romania are set to host Switzerland in a game which is set to start at 19:45.
The hosts currently find themselves at the top of Group I in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Romania have already secured passage into the tournament in Germany after amassing 19 points from their nine outings following five victories and four defeats.
Romania were in action on Saturday evening as they came from behind to secure all three points against Israel. Eran Zahavi put Israel in front early in the match, heading home from an unmarked position after a corner kick in the second minute. Romania levelled the score in the 10th minute when George Puscas headed in a rebound off the woodwork.
The match remained tight until Ianis Hagi secured the win for Romania with a low shot from a tight angle inside the box in the 63rd minute. Romania's Valentin Mihaila was sent off five minutes from time for a tackle on Dor Turgeman.
Switzerland are currently sitting in second place in Group I and would overtake Romania to secure the top spot if they record a victory on Tuesday evening. They have gained 17 points from their nine outings following four victories and five draws.
Murat Yakın’s side were held to a frustrating draw on Saturday evening as they faced Kosovo. Breel Embolo put Switzerland in front early on, finishing from close range after a good cross from Xherdan Shaqiri. Kosovo equalised in the 68th minute through Vedat Muriqi, who headed home from a corner kick and secured an unlikely point.
The footballing rivalry between Romania and Switzerland is a relatively young one, dating back to their first encounter in 1934. Switzerland dominated the rivalry's early years, winning 11 of the first 15 meetings between the two teams.
While Romania has enjoyed moments of success in the 1980s and 90s, Switzerland holds the overall advantage in the rivalry, winning 13 of the 22 matches played between the two teams. Romania has won six matches, while three have ended in draws.
The points were shared in a highly entertaining match when these two sides met each other in Switzerland in the early stages of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaigns. Switzerland looked to be heading towards a victory as they held a 2-0 lead heading into the final 5 minutes of the game. However, a three-minute brace from Valentin Mihaila in the 89th and 92nd minute ensured that the points would be shared on the day.
Switzerland come into this game as slight favourites and are currently priced @ 19/20, whilst a home win for Romania is priced @ 13/5 and a draw is @ 12/5. We are backing BTTS, each team 1+ corners in each half and each team 10+ booking pts.