Bet of the Day: Spain can end Romania hoodoo but BTTS in Euro 2020 qualifierPublished on: September 5, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
Euro 2020 qualifying continues on Thursday with a Spain beat Romania and BTTS punt the most appealing.
You have to go back to Euro ’96 for the last time La Roja defeated this Eastern European opposition.
It’s ironic as that Romanian football vintage was their golden generation. Spain can expect a battle on their hands in Bucharest despite sitting pretty at the top of Group F.
La Roja enjoy a five-point cushion on closest challengers Romania and Sweden, yet the former are matching them for goals.
That suggests Spain’s hosts possess plenty of firepower and home advantage makes this a tricky trip for Robert Moreno’s men.
Former manager Luis Enrique tragically lost his daughter to cancer recently. Her illness was a big reason why he stepped down from his role with La Roja, but the players will want to honour him and her memory.
As Romania have a history of causing Spain problems and boast Group F’s top scorer in Claudiu Keseru, this is a tough away day.
Plenty points to Spain beat Romania and BTTS
Reading forward George Puscas has also made a bright start to his international career with four goals in eight caps. He and Keseru have eight Euro 2020 qualifying goals between them.
Spain, meanwhile have former Valencia teammates Paco Alcacer and Rodrigo Moreno among their attacking options. Paco has been prolific since joining Borussia Dortmund and will score goals if backed by his country.
La Roja are odds-on favourites for victory in Bucharest. You can enhance that price to 23/10 with Boylesports if Spain beat Romania and BTTS comes off.
Given the form of Keseru and Puscas and the fact that the hosts have only kept one clean sheet in Euro 2020 qualifying so far, there’s every chance of this happening.
With Spain only shutting out two teams in four wins during Group F so far, they too have defensive issues. Skipper Sergio Ramos has inexperienced partners at centre back.
That leaves La Roja, who still have a midfield packed full of talent, looking vulnerable in defence. They should still prevail over a spirited Romanian side coached by ex-La Liga right back Cosmin Contra.
Bet of the Day: 23/10 with Boylesports, Spain beat Romania and BTTS in Euro 2020 qualifying.