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Greece vs. Romania World Cup Odds

Greece is the favorite in this first leg in Athens and can the Romanians score on the masters of the clean sheet?

Greece is known for their defense and in their last seven qualifying matches they have six wins and one draw and have not conceded one goal.

Midweek Bet365 has Greece as the home favorite at +100 with Romania at +350 and a draw line at +230.

Greece finished their group with the same point amount on Bosnia, but came in second on goal differential.

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Greece head coach Fernando Santos stated about this playoff that, "There is feeling of confidence and belief in our squad. The Romanians have an excellent team, but I believe that in the end we will qualify."

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Romania is not only the away underdog facing a tight defense, but they have major injury concerns. Captain Vlad Chiriches of Tottenham recently broke his nose in a Premier League match and is out for this first leg and first G Ciprian Tatarusanu has a back injury and may not go.

With Adrian Mutu omitted from the squad for this match Getafe FW Ciprian Marica and Bogdan Stan will be counted on to crack the Greek defense.

Greece has the defense, but their offense is not a great one. In their last six matches they scored more than one goal in only one match.

The Greece defense will face a Romania offense that has scored nine goals in their last four qualifying matches.

Santos is calling on some veterans that helped the team shock the world with their 2004 European Championship win, as he recalled FW Fanis Gekas and has defensive star Costas Katsouranis, who has 107 caps for his country.

Romania would be happy with a draw in this match heading back to National Arena in Bucharest, which is a tough place for any opponent to come away with a win.

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