Sweden and Romania meet in Friends Arena, in a match for this phase of the Qualification Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is only record of 1 recent direct match between these two teams, on 03-27-2018, which ended with the victory of Romania by (1-0).
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home win against Russia by (2-0). In the last 10 home matches Sweden has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Swedish team comes to this game with a triumph, 2-0, in the reception to Russia, in a game for the League of Nations. In this first game for the qualifying phase, coach Janne Andersson must line up the team in a 4-4-2, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. The experienced Marcus Berg is the great danger of this formation, being the owner of great quality in the finalization. Everything indicates that the local coach will have all the players at his disposal.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. The team comes to this match after an away win against Montenegro by (0-1). In the last 7 away matches Romania has won 3, tied 2 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Romania comes into this game with a 0-1 triumph in the displacement to Montenegro, adding the second consecutive victory, both for the League of Nations: Tucudan scored the only goal of the match. In this game away from home, coach Cosmin Contra must keep the team in 4-3-3, favoring a middle or low block and passing in depth for the attack, especially towards George Tucudan. On the other hand, midfielder Razvan Marin is one of the most technically gifted. Apparently, there are no absences of weight for this game.