Spain vs Romania
Spain lost against Norway in the first match of the main round, but the Spanish girls did play very good, which obviously is showed on the score as Spain did follow Norway almost all the way. Spain does still have a good chance of reaching the Semifinal, and a win here means that they can decide themselves by beating Denmark in the next game. However, should Spain loose today and Hungary beats Denmark at the same time, Spain must get help from Norway in order to reach the Semifinal. This means that this games is very important for them.
Romania had to get points against Hungary in order to have the possibility of reaching the Semifinal, but the Romanian girls did not manage to deliver at the end even if they led by two goals when 4-5 minutes remained of the match. However, it has to be said that the referees did make a couple of cheap decisions, as Romania got two sending-offs in this match.
Romania is certainly extremely disappointed after that game which they should have had a least a point. The question is now how they choose to respond when another strong opponent is at the other side of the field. I seriously doubt that the Romanian girls will be able to rise to the level that is needed in a game were they have nothing to play for but honor. Spain has everything to play for however, and I think that the Spanish girls will take another step towards a Semi-final tonight. I pick Spain (-2,5) handicap as I expect them to rise from the loss against Norway, and keep their team-performance as they did in that game which was very good.
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|Spain (-2,5 goals)||Marathonbet||1.85||8||20-22 LOST (-8 units)|