Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Worthersee Stadion will host Monday’s football game between Austria and Romania. Austria did well to beat Norway on the road in their Nations League opener, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Romania. The likes of Marko Arnautovic and David Alaba was not sorely missed in the triumph over Norway, and, no doubt, the Austrians are capable of beating the Tricolorii at home ground.
The Romanians dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with ten-man Northern Ireland, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in Monday’s clash. Romania are on a four-game winless run in all competitions, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Austria’s party at Worthersee Stadion. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Leipzig ace Marcel Sabitzer, who found the net in the 2-1 win over Norway.
Highlighted Team (Romania):
Romania were one of just four European sides to take part at the first ever World Cup in 1930, and the team have since achieved respectable results on the international stage, albeit failing to challenge for major trophies.
Led by arguably their best ever footballer Gheorghe Hagi, the Tricolorii narrowly missed out on the semi-finals at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, losing to Sweden on penalties. Romania made a total of seven appearances at the World Cup finals, while qualifying for five European Championship tournaments. The Tricolorii went the farthest in 2000, when they were eliminated by Italy in the quarter-finals.
Tied at the top of the goalscoring charts, Gheorghe Hagi and Adrian Mutu are the only two Romanian footballers to have gained worldwide recognition, but Dorinel Munteanu, Dan Petrescu, Gheorghe Popescu and Viorel Moldovan are also worth mention. Romania play their home games at the Arena National in Bucarest.