Our match prediction:
After their match against Italy, la Furia Roja will visit Romania for their sixteenth clash in history. The two teams met fifteen times already, with five triumphs each and five share of spoils. The current European champions will play their March warm-up matches without Chelsea’s bad boy, Diego Costa, probably because his disciplinary issues in England. Bilbao’s veteran, Aritz Aduriz rejoins the squad, while Barcelona’s youth Sergi Roberto is also in the team, since Del Bosque believes he can fit this player in various positions. Even though Adrian Mutu hoped for a call-up due to his solid performances for ASA Tirgu-Mures, Anghel Iordanescu decide to leave him out of the current squad. The Tricolori suffered a single defeat in their last nineteen fixtures, mostly thanks to their rock solid defense. Bearing in mind that twelve of the last thirteen home matches saw less than 2.5 goals per game, we predict a low-scoring encounter this time out, whit sharing the spoils as the most probable result.
Highligted Player (Diego Costa):
Diego Costa is a Brazilian-born attacker who plays for Spain. “The Tasmanian devil” decided to switch his allegiance to the Spain national team, but he did not make Spain Euro 2016 squad. The controversial forward is well known for his bad-tempered affairs and he is considered one of the most disliked men in the world of football. Diego Costa began his senior career at Braga and he used to play for the likes of Penafiel, Celta Vigo, Albacete, Real Valladolid, Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid in the past as well. Costa currently plays for Chelsea and he impressed in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign with the Stamford Bridge outfit, scoring 20 goals in the English top flight. However, he was struggling to find his best form in the 2015/2016 campaign and it is no surprise he netted just 12 goals for Chelsea in the national championship. Diego Costa won Spanish La Liga with Atletico Madrid in 2014 and he participated in the Champions League final against Real Madrid the same season. On the other hand, he clinched the Premier League trophy with Chelsea in 2015.