In-form Romania look a solid bet to take all three points from their trip to Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan v Romania - Tuesday 17:00, Sky Sports 1
Kazakhstan suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat in Montenegro on Saturday evening, which was a disappointing result after they managed to pick up a point against Poland in their opener. Romania, meanwhile, remain tough to beat as they proved at the opening game of the Euros where it took France until the 89th minute to break them down, and they’re unbeaten in qualification after they thumped Armenia 5-0.
While Kazakhstan have won three of their last five on the road, they’ve lost four of six winless home games, failing to score in half of these. According to our rankings, this Romanian side are 37th in the world and Kazakhstan’s record when hosting teams in the top 75 is W0-D2-L8 since 2012 and they failed to score in six of these matches.
Romania have lost just one of their last seven on the road, keeping a clean sheet in six of these games, with the exception being in that defeat against France. Their record when travelling to sides ranked outside the world’s top 75 (Kazakhstan are 128th in our rankings) is an impressive W6-D3-L0 since 2011. As a result, the Romanians look a fair price to win, whilst we wouldn’t put anyone off backing them towin to nil and -1 on the Asian Handicap given they were in excellent scoring form against Armenia.