- Northern Ireland have scored just three goals in their five UEFA Nations League games and have failed to net in two of their last three fixtures.
- Romania have drawn a blank in their last two Nations League matches.
- The sides drew 1-1 in September’s reverse fixture – the fourth meeting in a row between the teams to produce under 2.5 goals.
Dead Rubber Unlikely to Produce Goals
A drab affair looks likely this Wednesday evening when Northern Ireland host Romania in a UEFA Nations League dead rubber at Windsor Park.
With Romania sitting third in League B-1 on just four points and Northern Ireland three points behind in bottom spot, both sides are well out of contention to win the section while the Green and White Army would need a miracle to displace their opponents and avoid Relegation to League C.
It really has been a dreadful few weeks for Northern Ireland, who suffered Euro 2020 heartbreak in a 1-2 (AET) Play-Off defeat to Slovakia last Thursday. Ian Barraclough’s side have also lost three straight matches in this competition following a 2-1 defeat in Austria at the weekend, and morale within the Irish camp is presumably at a real low.
It will be difficult for Wednesday’s hosts to summon much effort, but the dame can also be said for the Romanians due to their standing in the group and the fact they’re also missing out on Euro 2020 next year.
With both camps struggling and nothing to play for, it’s unlikely that we’ll see too many goals at Windsor Park. Northern Ireland have scored just three in their five Nations League matches, while Romania have failed to score in their last two fixtures in this sphere. September’s reverse fixture (1-1) was the fourth meeting between the sides to produce under 2.5 goals and that’s our recommended wager here alongside a 0-0 correct score prediction.