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Romania vs Ukraine – Match Preview

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The European Championship campaign begins with Romania taking on Ukraine. This match is the EURO Grp. E opener at the Fussball Arena Munich on Sunday, June 17th. The game starts at 13:00 GMT. Both teams are keen to start strong. Since it’s the first round, both are at the starting line with no goals scored or conceded. Ukraine is the favorite according to bookmakers. However, Romania aims to use the slight home advantage to cause an upset. Ukraine, on the other hand, seeks to live up to expectations and lead the group.

Romania – Form

Romania’s recent home performance has been inconsistent. They drew 0-0 with Liechtenstein in a Friendly on June 7, 2024. This result ended Liechtenstein’s streak of conceding goals. Before that, Romania had a draw against Bulgaria, stopping their own scoring run. On March 26, they faced a close 3:2 defeat to Colombia, a surprising outcome. The Romanian team hopes to bounce back in their next game.

Ukraine – Form

Ukraine’s away form is improving. They won 4-0 against Moldova in a Friendly on June 11th. This victory ended their 8-match winless streak in away Friendlies. Before this, they lost 3-1 to Poland. The game was closely contested. A goalless draw with Germany showed Ukraine’s ability to challenge stronger teams. This draw on June 3rd stopped a series of games with goals from both sides.

Romania – Ukraine – Head to Head

The last game between Romania and Ukraine ended in a 3:4 win for Ukraine on May 29, 2016. This was a Friendly match. In their last 6 meetings, both teams have won 3 times each. However, Ukraine has been more successful recently. In their last 5 games, both teams scored every time. Romania has scored in their last 6 matches against Ukraine but lost the last 3. Each of these losses saw more than 4.5 goals, with Ukraine scoring over 2.5 goals.

Romania – Ukraine – Standings

As the European Championship starts, Romania and Ukraine are on equal terms in Group E. The match is at the neutral Fussball Arena Munich. Both teams are ranked 2nd and 4th but have no points or goal difference yet. Bookmakers slightly favor Ukraine. Both teams aim to make a strong start in this first group stage match.

Romania vs Ukraine – Top scorers

Romania’s attack has been modest at the start of the tournament. Dennis Man and Ianis Hagi have each scored once. They aim to continue their scoring streak. Ukraine has a more prolific attack. Artem Dovbyk has scored three goals. Viktor Tsigankov and Roman Yaremchuk have two goals each. Georgiy Sudakov and Mykhaylo Mudryk have also scored, showing a strong team effort.

Romania vs Ukraine – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers favor Ukraine with odds of 1.95 for an away win. Romania’s odds stand at 3.80, with a draw at 3.50. Romania has been resilient, with no losses in 14 of their last 15 matches. Ukraine has also been strong, not losing in 7 of their last 8 games. The teams are evenly matched historically, but Ukraine has won the last 3 meetings. Injuries to key players like Oleksandr Zinchenko and Artem Dovbyk could affect Ukraine’s performance.

For alternative betting markets, the “halftime-fulltime” odds for Ukraine leading and winning are 2.625. The “draw-no-bet” market for Ukraine is at 1.444. The “double-chance” market offers 1.286 for a Ukraine win or draw, suitable for cautious bettors.

Romania vs Ukraine – Over/Under Betting

The over/under market indicates a trend of high-scoring games between these teams. The “Over 2.5” odds at 2.20 suggest at least three goals could be scored. For those seeking safer bets, “Under 3.5” at 1.25 might be appealing, considering a potentially tighter match.

Romania vs Ukraine – BTTS Betting

The “BTTS: Yes” odds are 1.909, indicating a good chance both teams will score. Given the history and recent form, “BTTS: Yes” is likely despite Romania’s recent low-scoring games.

Romania vs Ukraine – Prediction