Germany vs. Romania odds, picks, predictions: FIFA World Cup European Qualifier best bets for Friday, Oct. 8

Germany is trying to right the ship under a new manager, and it will see how it is progressing on Friday when it faces Romania in a 2022 UEFA World Cup Qualifying group-stage match. Germany (5-0-1) has won three straight without conceding a goal since Hansi Flick replaced the legendary Joachim Low as manager. It scored 12 goals in those matches, defeating Liechtenstein, Armenia and Iceland last month. Before Low’s departure, the Germans had three losses in a seven-game span, including an eye-opening 2-1 loss to North Macedonia. Romania (3-1-2) lost four in a row before a current three-games unbeaten run, but it had a player sent off in two of those, one was to England and the other a 1-0 setback to Germany back in March.     

Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET at Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany. Germany is the -1600 favorite (risk $1600 to win $100) in the latest Germany vs. Romania odds. Romania is the +1800 underdog, a draw is priced at +700 and the over-under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before making any Romania vs. Germany picks or 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying predictions, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has taken a close look at the Germany vs. Romania matchup and just released his coveted best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Romania vs. Germany:  

  • Germany vs. Romania: Germany -2.5 
  • Germany vs. Romania over-under: 3.5 goals 
  • Germany vs. Romania money line: Germany -1600, Romania +1800, Draw +700 
  • GER: Serge Gnabry has 35 league goals in three-plus seasons with Bayern Munich 
  • ROM: Claudiu Keseru had 113 goals over the past six seasons in Bulgaria’s top league

Why you should back Germany

Flick has a ton of talent to work with, and he is very familiar with the players from his two seasons as Bayern Munich manager. About half of the typical starting lineup comes from the Bundesliga powerhouse, including midfielders Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Thomas Muller. Kimmich is as intelligent and gritty as they come, and Goretzka also is outstanding from box-to-box. Muller remains one of the most creative minds in the game and has 39 goals for the national team, and Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus also has great field vision to set up plays.

There is plenty of talent up front for the midfielders to take advantage of, led by Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane. They have combined for 28 goals in 66 total matches and will take over the scoring load with Ilkay Gundogan out injured. Speedy Chelsea teammates Timo Werner and Kai Havertz also can cause chaos. The defense has the strength typical of a German squad, with Bayern’s Niklas Sule and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger teaming up to shut things down. Captain Manuel Neuer holds things down in the net and is one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.         

Why you should back Romania

The squad hasn’t conceded a goal in its past three games, and it has scored in four of its last six. One of those was a 1-0 loss to powerhouse England and the other was a scoreless draw with the North Macedonia team that beat Germany in March. Before its current run against inferior foes, the Germans had conceded in seven straight. The Romanians have a strong midfield featuring Slavia Prague’s Nicolae Stanciu, Ianis Hagi of Rangers and Cagliari’s Razvan Marin. Claudiu Keseru of Romanian club FCSB is the top scorer, with 13 goals in 46 matches. 

Romania will be desperate to get a result Friday, as it has been to the World Cup seven times but not since France 98. It made three straight from 1990-98, and those were its only appearances since 1970. The 1-0 qualifying loss in March was the first time Germany held Romania off the score sheet in the last eight meetings, and Romania is 2-3-3 in those matches. In its other qualifying loss, the Romanians had a man sent off and played a man down for the final 12 minutes. Armenia scored twice in the final 10 minutes to take the 3-2 victory.   

How to make Germany vs. Romania World Cup Qualifying picks

Green has taken an in-depth look at the Romania vs. Germany match from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also has three confident best bets, including an exact score wager that would pay off at more than 4-1, and a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert soccer picks and analysis at SportsLine.

So who wins Germany vs. Romania in Friday’s 2022 UEFA World Cup Qualifier? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Romania vs. Germany match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.

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