Start date: 14 Oct 2020 23:45
Venue: Stadionul Ilie Oana
Referee: Daniel Stefanski, Poland
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Austria are coming off a solid 1-0 win over Northern Ireland and they are topping their group as they look to avenge their 2-3 loss at home to Romania last month. Following that win over Austria, they have since lost their last two games against Iceland and Norway with the latter loss being a heavy 4-0 loss on Sunday. They continue to look extremely fragile defensively but they will be under some pressure to improve at home. That could lead to this being something of a shootout so expect both teams to score in what should be an entertaining if unpredictable game.
Austria face Romania in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday evening looking to record their third successive away victory in Group B1.
However, the home side sit just two points adrift of the leaders at the halfway stage, giving them the licence to push for victory on home territory.
However, Mirel Radoi now faces a difficult task to lift a side which have suffered two costly defeats in less than a week, most notably against Iceland in the Euro 2020 playoffs.
Radoi would have hoped that a stern test against Norway in this competition would have kept his players focused on earning promotion to section A, but a heavy 4-0 defeat has further highlighted their limitations.
Romania have recorded just one win in their last seven outings, and Radoi is aware that another setback on Wednesday will realistically end their hopes of progress in this tournament.
Although he was appointed with future years in mind, their victory over Austria in the corresponding fixture last month was simply a brief upturn in their downward trajectory since Euro 2016.
There have been more positive signs from the visitors, who have won 16 of their 25 matches since the appointment of Franco Foda.
While they have not squared off against any of the leading European nations over the past 12 months, a return of six victories from eight attempts can only be viewed as a positive.
Austria have responded to succumbing in a five-goal thriller to Romania with hard-fought successes over Greece and Northern Ireland, the latter coming on away territory.
Foda faces the challenge of replacing two of his most experienced players at the back, but there are signs that Unsere Burschen will enter Euro 2020 as dark horses if they can continue their progression over the next eight months.
Romania Nations League form: DWL
Romania form (all competitions): LLDWLL
Austria Nations League form: WLW
Austria form (all competitions): WLWLWW
Romania possible starting lineup:
Tatarusanu; Manea, Burca, Toscua, Bancu; Marin, Cretu, Cicaldau; Iancu, Puscas, Hagi
Austria possible starting lineup:
Pervan; Lainer, Dragovic, Hinterregger, Alaba; Ranfti, Ilsanker, Baumgartlinger, Baumgartner; Schlager; Gregoritsch
Current Romania squad is:
Forwards: George Pușcaș, Claudiu Keșerü, Denis Alibec, Gabriel Iancu
Midfielders: Ianis Hagi, Răzvan Marin, Alexandru Mitriță, Nicolae Stanciu, Alexandru Maxim, Alexandru Cicâldău, Ciprian Deac, Sergiu Hanca, Alexandru Crețu
Defenders: Alin Toșca, Cristian Manea, Nicușor Bancu, Dragoş Grigore, Mário Camora, Mihai Bălașa, Andrei Burcă
Goalkeepers: Ciprian Tătărușanu, Florin Niță, David Lazăr
Current Austria squad is:
Forwards: Adrian Grbić, Michael Gregoritsch, Saša Kalajdžić, Karim Onisiwo, Christoph Monschein
Midfielders: Christoph Baumgartner, Xaver Schlager, Florian Grillitsch, Christopher Trimmel, Julian Baumgartlinger, Alessandro Schöpf, Stefan Ilsanker, Louis Schaub, Raphael Holzhauser, Reinhold Ranftl, Maximilian Ullmann
Defenders: David Alaba, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Lainer, Marco Friedl, Stefan Posch, Aleksandar Dragović
Goalkeepers: Pavao Pervan, Heinz Lindner, Jörg Siebenhandl