Betting on Romanian Football
Romania has 114 professional clubs competing across three tiers. The highest division in the country is Liga I, which currently has 14 teams. Up to three teams can be relegated into Liga II, which is a 20-team competition. 5 teams are relegated from Liga II into the five 16-team sections of Liga III. All of these 114 clubs are eligible to compete in the Romanian Cup. The SuperCup is a traditional season curtain-raiser for the winners of Liga I and the Cup.
As part of the UEFA confederation, Romanian teams qualify for the Champions League and Europa League tournaments. Romanian teams' matches in these competitions are covered by our Romanian football odds comparison tool, as are all matches played in Liga I and II, and the domestic cup competitions.
Finally, and also covered by our tool, are all matches featuring the men's and women's national teams. The men's team in particular is active at all age groups, including U-21, U-20 and U-19 levels.
Romania Football Odds
Traditionally, domestic football in Romania has been dominated by teams from the capital of Bucharest. FSCB (formerly Steaua Bucharest) and Dinamo have won a combined 44 titles between them, with Venus, another team from the metropolis, adding a further 8.
However, in recent years, a new team has arrived to shake up the old order. CFR Cluj has actually been in existence since 1903, but had spent most of its time knocking around the lower divisions. That was to all change, however, in 2002 when the club received significant financial backing, and has now subsequently won 5 league titles (including the club's first) and played in the Champions League group stages.
The most-recently-completed 2018/19 season was claimed once again by CFR Cluj, who claimed their first back-to-back titles in doing so. That particular season featured only 13% of matches being drawn, which is well down on the average of 20% which would expect to be seen. However, the previous season, 2017/18, saw 30% of matches being drawn, which was well above the average. A better indicator of what to put on your betting coupon is the fact that the last three campaigns have all seen way below the global average number of goals scored per game: 2.27, 2.1 and 2.33 in 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 respectively. That is strong indicator for going below 2.5 goals for the most part.
Romanian Football History
Romania featured at the very first FIFA World Cup in 1930, returning for the next two tournaments, and has since then had a long love affair with the game of football. Perhaps the country's golden age came in the 1990s with a team that featured the mercurial talents of one Gheoghe Hagi, supported by a capable cast. These players propelled the team to the quarter-finals of USA '94, which remains the country's best performance at the tournament to date.
The European Championships have also been the scene of some notable performances, and the team had its best result by reaching the quarter-finals in 2000. In total the team has qualified for the premier UEFA continental competitions on five occasions.
In current qualifying for Euro 2020, Romania can be backed at betting odds of around 25/1 to win Group F, which also features Spain, Sweden and Norway, so another appearance at the finals looks challenging.
The women's national team also compete in qualifying tournaments for both the World Cup and European Championships, but have yet to qualify for a finals.