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Romania vs Netherlands – Match Preview

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Romania is set to battle the Netherlands at the Fussball Arena Munich on Monday, July 2, 2024. The game, kicking off at 16:00 GMT, is part of the European Championship’s 1/8 round. As the knockout stages begin, both teams aim for a win to advance to the quarterfinals. The odds favor the Dutch, positioning Romania as the underdogs in this neutral venue showdown.

Romania – Form

Romania’s performance has been inconsistent recently. Their last game, on June 26, 2024, against Slovakia, ended in a 1-1 draw. Razvan Marin’s penalty helped them secure this result. Before this, they faced a 2-0 defeat against Belgium. However, they had an impressive 3-0 victory over Ukraine at home, with goals from Nicolae Stanciu, Razvan Marin, and Denis Dragus.

Netherlands – Form

The Netherlands’ recent performances have varied. They experienced a 2:3 loss to Austria at home on June 25, 2024, despite being the favorites. This was followed by a goalless draw with France, ending their 14-match scoring run. Their victory against Poland, with a 2:1 scoreline, was more in line with expectations. Their form has been unpredictable, with only one of their last three games matching bookmaker predictions.

Romania – Netherlands – Head to Head

The last match between these teams was on November 14, 2017. The Netherlands won 3:0 in a friendly match. Out of their last 9 encounters, the Dutch have won 7 times. Romania has one win, and one game ended in a draw. This shows the Dutch team’s dominance. In the most recent 5 matches, both teams scored in only one game. Romania has struggled, losing 7 of the last 9 matches against the Netherlands.

Romania – Netherlands – Standings

The upcoming 1/8 round match at the Fussball Arena Munich does not consider standings. With the match on neutral ground, there’s no home advantage. Past tournament performances will not influence this game. The focus is on the tactical battle. The Netherlands, with odds of 1.44 for a win, are the favorites. Romania, seen as the underdog at 7.50, hopes for an upset.

Romania vs Netherlands – Top scorers

Romania’s attack is led by Razvan Marin, with two goals in the tournament. Nicolae Stanciu, Denis Dragus, Dennis Man, and Ianis Hagi have also scored. Their scoring is spread across the team. The Netherlands’ Wout Weghorst has four goals. Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo, and Donyell Malen have scored twice, showing their attacking depth.

Romania vs Netherlands – Full-Time Betting

The Netherlands are the clear favorites with odds of 1.44 for a win. Romania’s odds stand at 7.50 for a victory and 4.33 for a draw. The Dutch have a strong away record, not losing 13 of their last 15 away games. Romania, despite their resilience, faces a tough challenge, having lost 7 of their last 9 matches against the Netherlands.

Alternative betting options include “halftime-fulltime” bets, with the Netherlands leading at halftime and winning at fulltime at 2.00 odds. The “draw-no-bet” market offers the Netherlands at 1.143, providing a safety net for bettors. The “double-chance” market gives a 1.2 return for a Netherlands win or draw.

Romania vs Netherlands – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals odds are set at 2.00, indicating expectations of a high-scoring game. The “Under 3.5” odds are at 1.286, reflecting past low-scoring encounters. Romania’s defense and the Netherlands’ away strength suggest the “Under 2.5” odds at 1.80 could offer value, predicting a close match.

Romania vs Netherlands – BTTS Betting

The odds for “BTTS: Yes” are at 2.25, while “BTTS: No” is at 1.571. Considering both teams’ recent form, a competitive match is expected. Despite the odds, the current form could lead to a game where both teams score.

Romania vs Netherlands – Prediction