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Belgium vs Romania – Match Preview

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Belgium is set to face Romania in a crucial European Championship match. The game will take place at the neutral Koeln Stadion on Friday, June 22nd, at 19:00 GMT. Belgium is currently third in Group E, having lost their first match. Romania, on the other hand, leads the group with three points and a positive goal difference. Both teams are eager to advance to the knockout stages. Belgium aims to earn their first points, while Romania looks to extend their lead. Despite Belgium’s strong reputation, Romania’s recent performance could surprise many.

Belgium – Form

Belgium’s recent home performance has been inconsistent. Their last match, on June 17, 2024, ended in a 0:1 loss to Slovakia. However, they secured victories against Luxembourg and Montenegro before this defeat. These wins were by scores of 3:0 and 2:0, respectively. Despite the recent loss, Belgium’s ability to score in friendlies highlights their offensive strength.

Romania – Form

Romania has shown varied results lately. They achieved a 3:0 win against Ukraine in the European Championship on June 17, 2024. Nicolae Stanciu, Razvan Marin, and Denis Dragus scored the goals. Before this victory, Romania had two goalless draws in friendlies. Despite these mixed outcomes, the win over Ukraine boosts their confidence for the next match.

Belgium – Romania – Head to Head

The last game between Belgium and Romania was on November 14, 2012. Romania won 2:1 in a friendly match. Over the last 10 matches, each team has won once, with no draws. The past five encounters do not show a consistent scoring pattern, with only two matches ending 2:1. This match is their first in 11 years, adding to the anticipation.

Belgium – Romania – Standings

The standings show Romania leading Group E with a win in their first match. They have three points and a goal difference of +3. Belgium is in third place, having lost their first match. They are keen to improve their position. The upcoming match at Koeln Stadion is crucial for Belgium to demonstrate their strength.

Belgium vs Romania – Top scorers

Belgium’s attack has been a team effort in the European Championship. Romelu Lukaku, Leandro Trossard, and Youri Tielemans have each scored twice. Kevin De Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco have also contributed with one goal each. Romania’s goals have been distributed among the team, with several players scoring once in the tournament.

Belgium vs Romania – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers are predicting a Belgium win at 1.45 odds. A draw and a Romania victory are seen as less likely, at 4.50 and 7.00, respectively. Belgium’s form and squad health make them favorites. However, Romania’s strong start and away record suggest a competitive match. Odds of 2.00 for Belgium leading at halftime and winning at fulltime are available for those expecting a strong start by the home team.

Belgium vs Romania – Over/Under Betting

The Over/Under market offers odds of 1.727 for over 2.5 goals, and 2.10 for under. Belgium’s defense and Romania’s offense suggest a close match. However, the potential for a mix of defensive and offensive play makes the over market appealing.

Belgium vs Romania – BTTS Betting

Odds for both teams to score are set at 1.83 for both “Yes” and “No.” The history between the teams and their recent performances suggest that betting on both teams to score could be a good choice.

Belgium vs Romania – Prediction