Germany is hosting Romania at Volksparkstadion in round 7 of Group J in the UEFA World Cup qualifications. Germany has been outstanding under the new head coach, and they are on a 3-game winning streak. Romania is also in good form, and they are on the brink of the 2nd spot which will get them to additional qualifications.
Germany is at the top of this group with 15 points, and they have scored an impressive 17 goals. Their defense has also been great with only 2 conceded goals so far. Gnabry is the leading goalscorer for Germany with 4 goals, while Werner added 3 goals. In their last game against Iceland on the road, Germany was a much better team with 71% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a high 90% of the correct passes. This was a fairly easy game for Germany, and they have won this game 0-4. There are no injuries in Germany, they are dominating in this group, and I think they will be one of the favorites to win the World Cup.
Romania is on a 3-game streak without a loss, and thanks to that Romania is in 3rd place with 10 points, 9 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals. During this 3-game streak, Romania has scored 4 goals, but more importantly, they have kept 3 clean sheets. In their last game against North Macedonia, Romania has had 42% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 shots inside the box, and 75% of the correct passes. Romania was under pressure in this game, but their defense worked well. This game has ended in a 0-0 draw. Cicaldau is the leading goalscorer for Romania with 2 goals. I know Romania is only 1 point away from 2nd place, but they will need to keep winning games, and if they can keep their defense at this level, I think they just might. There aren’t any well-known names in Romania, but this is the team that is improving, and they have come a long way.
Germany will attack from start, and I think they will score early. Germany has been outstanding lately, on both ends, and I see them getting another nice win. I’m taking Germany at home.