Northern Ireland vs Romania Prediction, 11/18/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Ireland vs Romania
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Location: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Ireland (+194) Romania (+145)
National Football Stadium at Windsor Park is the site where Stuart Dallas and Northern Ireland (0-1-4 in Nations League) will play Romania (1-1-2 in Nations League) on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Bailey Peacock-Farrell for Northern Ireland and Ciprian Tatarusanu for Romania. The Northern Irish are at +194 while the Romanians are priced at +145. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Northern Ireland has been able to maintain possession for 39% of contests. Their players have earned 58 fouls and have drawn 72 fouls in this tournament. They have tried 29 shots at the opposition with 13 being on target, which is a 44.8% SOT percentage. Northern Ireland as a team have scored 3 goals this tournament, which ranks 44th in the UEFA Nations League.
Stuart Dallas is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Northern Irish. Dallas has been in the starting lineup in 433 matchups in his career and he accounts for 0.07 goals per 90 mins. The defender from Northern Ireland has racked up 29 goals in 38,899 minutes played. He has 96 assists while accumulating 64 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Paddy Mcnair, the defender representing Northern Ireland. Mcnair has accumulated 7,771 minutes in 86 starts and has earned himself 13 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times so far in his career while scoring 11 total goals. He currently averages 0.13 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Northern Ireland is Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Peacock-Farrell has played for a total of 3,600 minutes and has earned 91 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (50 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .669. The goalie taking the field for Northern Ireland has seen 136 shots attempted against him in 40 starts. Peacock-Farrell (19-9-12 record in his career) has tallied 11 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.5% shutout percentage.
The Romanians hold an average of 4.5 shots on target per 90 while having earned 4 goals thus far. In their matches thus far in the tournament, they maintain possession of the ball 52.8% of the game. Romania has had 58 fouls this tournament (42nd in the league) with 51 fouls drawn. They have been able to connect on 35.3% of their shots on 51 shots.
Denis Alibec will need to be on top of his game for Romania. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 65 contests in his career. The forward representing Romania has been on the pitch for 6,123 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has accumulated 6 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. Make sure to watch out for Alexandru Maxim, the midfielder representing Romania. He has collected 31 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 6 different times. Maxim has been handed a total of 12 yellow card cautions in 6,844 minutes played (77 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.41.
Ciprian Tatarusanu will be looking after the goal for Romania. Tatarusanu has racked up 117 shutouts while defending 1,163 shots tried against him in 28,883 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .730 and his shutout rate is currently at 36.1%. He has surrendered 1.00 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 153-80-88. During his pro soccer career, Tatarusanu has given up 322 goals and has tallied 846 stops in 324 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Romania (+145)
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