Spain vs Romania Preview

Jon Wilde 16 Nov 2019
  • Spain vs Romania preview for their Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday

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Spain vs Romania Match Info

Date: Monday November 18 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)

Spain vs Romania Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

September 5 2019: Romania 1-2 Spain
March 27 2016: Romania 0-0 Spain
November 15 2006: Spain 0-1 Romania

Total head-to-head matches played: 17
Spain wins: 6
Romania wins: 5
Draws: 6

Spain vs Romania Stats

  • Spain have won only two of their last seven matches against Romania
  • Only once, in their first ever meeting in 1962, have Spain scored more than two goals against Romania
  • Romania are unbeaten in their latest three away games against Spain – but they were all friendlies

Spain vs Romania Match Preview

Romania have a decent record against Spain to encourage them as they try to bounce back from their Euro 2020 qualification heartbreak with a positive showing in Madrid.

Cosmin Contra’s side were among three teams hoping to join Spain as the duo to advance automatically from Group F but, along with Norway, they suffered disappointment as Sweden ended up celebrating with a match to spare.

For Romania, it was worse as it happened on home soil. They lost 2-0 to the Swedes in Bucharest, conceding both goals in the first half and then failing to create any real clear-cut chances after the break as their opponents produced a professional display to see it through.

It looks like the end of the road in this campaign for Romania because they are highly unlikely to reach the play-offs, being too far down the standings among the list of countries who competed in the third tier of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

But as the stats above outline, the Tricolours have given Spain quite a few problems down the years and this is a dead rubber for the former world and European champions who booked their place last month for next summer’s tournament.

Spain manager Robert Moreno fielded a strong starting line-up for Friday’s 7-0 rout of Malta in Cadiz and as he may be tempted to ring the changes here, Romania, with a point to prove, could just be capable of running their hosts close.

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    Spain vs Romania Match Info Date: Monday November 18 2019 Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus) Spain vs Romania Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches September 5 2019: Romania 1-2 Spain March 27 2016: Romania 0-0 Spain November 15 2006: Spain 0-1 Romania Total head-to-head matches played: 17 Spain…