Iceland vs Romania - EURO 2020 Playoff A - Betting tips and game preview

Last updated: 13 Jan 10:21

The last ticket for EURO 2020 waits around the corner, and two teams are eager to grab it with hopes to qualify for the tournament. Iceland and Romania will meet each other in Reykjavík on 8th October. The home advantage will definitely boost Iceland's confidence and performance on this semi-final playoff. However, Romania’s national stadium hosts games from Group F of EURO 2020, a fact which means one thing - Romania wants to take the win more than ever and make its fans happy again. The bookmakers point out Iceland as a favourite to win the game, however, Romania has abilities to outplay the host in this playoff. The winner of the match will meet the winner of the other playoff between Bulgaria and Hungary.

When does Iceland vs Romania start? Thursday 8th October 2021 - 20:45 (CET)

Where the match will be played? - Reykjavík, Laugardalsvöllur, capacity 15000

Important details


After the good performance in EURO 2016, Iceland is looking for a chance to play in a third major tournament. The team performed well at the EURO 2020 qualifications, but its strong opponents (such as France and Turkey) left Iceland without a direct place on the European Championship. Still, Iceland won six games, lost three matches, and made one draw, leaving a good overall impression of its style of playing. A strong core of motivated players replaces the lack of big stars. Moreover, the coach Erik Hameren has to justify the trust of fans, as since 2018 when he took over the team of Iceland, the squad won only 4 games out of 13 (30% success rate). The betting odds for Iceland to go through are around 1.70, which is another confirmation that the hosts have a little advantage over the opponent.


Romania will be rewarded to play its EURO 2020 games at home if it goes through the playoffs. The squad didn't succeed to qualify through the qualification, as it had an uncertain performance during the campaign. The last qualification's game against Spain was a real shame as Romania lost with 5-0. This result cost the coach Cosmin Contra's position, and on the playoffs, Romania will be led by a new manager - Mirel Radoi. The 38-years-old Radoi has the main aim to lift the team's spirit and give Romania's fans the opportunity to enjoy and watch at least three games of their national team at home. If you believe that Romania has chances to go through, you can find early odds on our Odds Comparison.

Head to head statistic

The teams have played against each other only two times, as both times Romania destroyed Iceland with 4-0.

Iceland vs Romania Betting Tips by

Definitely, the match between Iceland and Romania promises to be very interesting for football fans. Our view about the game is that we will witness a surprise and the team of Romania will continue to the final playoff. The historical h2h statistics, the fact that Romania is one of the EURO 2020 host countries, and the new motivated coach, are our reasons for this betting suggestion.

You can find odds at around 2.15 for the market ''Romania to go through'', which is a great opportunity for betting winnings.

Betting Tip - Romania to go through at odds around 2.15 (which are available at the majority of the bookmakers).

Other tips and betting odds

Unquestionably, EURO 2020's playoffs will gather many predictions of our verified tipsters. If you want to take advantage of all valuable suggestions, just visit our Market Place, and pick something worthy for you. Once you find the right forecast, simply use the highest bookmakers' odds, which you can find on Odds Comparison. With professional tips and high odds, you sharply raise your chances to win from betting.

Next Games

The winner of the game will meet the winner of the other playoff between Bulgaria and Hungary in a clash for a place in EURO 2020. We will publish our preview and betting tips for the final playoff game, in order to help you to boost your chances to win from betting by taking informed decisions. If you want to read more details about the playoffs, the tournament, and more, feel free to check out our Ultimate EURO 2020 betting guide where we gathered all the needed information for you!

12 November

Bulgaria/Hungary vs Iceland/Romania - Betting tips and preview are coming soon.


Orlin Spasov

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Orlin has always been interested in sports, especially football. Sports betting is his hobby before becoming a part of he has a rich experience in sport journalism and other iGaming areas. He aims to help punters with his knowledge and detailed analysis of games.
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