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Belgium vs Romania Predictions & Tips – Belgium to Bounce Back in Euro 2024

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2024
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  • Belgium have superior quality and experience
  • Romania struggled before the Euro, failing to beat Liechtenstein and Bulgaria
  • The Red Devils are tipped to revive their playoff hopes in Koln
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Belgium have won 2 of their last 3 matches (Getty)

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Belgium wasted a lot of great chances in their opening match and didn’t deserve to lose to Slovakia. Romania struggled just ahead of Euro, so I am backing Red Devils to bounce back in Koln. 
  • Belgium vs Romania Preview 
  • Head to Head 
  • Belgium Form 
  • Belgium Squad & Team News 
  • Romania Form 
  • Romania Squad & Team News 

  • Belgium have won 2 of their last 3 matches. 
  • Belgium have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches. 
  • Romania are winless in 4 of their last 5 matches. 
  • Romania have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 matches. 

Head to Head 


Romania have a 3-2 advantage against Belgium with 2 draws in 7 matches. 

They last met in November 2012, the game being won by Romania 2-1. 

Belgium Form 


Belgium suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Slovakia in their Euro 2024 opening match, wasting a lot of goal opportunities and were denied two goals by VAR in the second half.  The Red Devils had 1.97-0.58 expected goals, 56% possession and 15-10 shots. 

Domenico Tedesco’s side had a great run in the qualifiers, finishing as Group F winners without a single loss (six wins, two draws), ahead of Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan, and Estonia, scoring 22 and conceding just four goals in the process.    

Belgium’s warm-up matches for Euro 2024 were a success, earning back to back victories against Montenegro 2-0 and Luxembourg 3-0 in Brussels, Romelu Lukaku and Leandro Trossard scoring two goals each, Kevin De Bruyne also on target.  

Belgium Squad & Team News 


Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Matz Sels, Thomas Kaminski    
Defenders: Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Timothy Castagne, Arthur Theate, Wout Faes, Zeno Debast, Maxim De Cuyper    
Midfielders: Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne (captain), Youri Tielemans, Charles De Ketelaere, Orel Mangala, Amadou Onana, Aster Vranckx, Arthur Vermeeren, Mandela Keita, Arne Engels, Yannick Carrasco    
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Leandro Trossard, Jérémy Doku, Loïs Openda, Dodi Lukebakio, Johan Bakayoko    

Thomas Meunier is injured. 

Romelu Lukaku has made 116 appearances for the national team and scored 85 goals. 

Romania Form 


Romania delivered an outstanding performance in their Euro 2024 opening match against Ukraine, winning 3-0. Captain Nicolae Stanciu and Razvan Marin scored stunning long-range goals, with Denis Dragus sealing the victory in the 57th minute. 

They qualified for Euro 2024 by topping Group I with 22 points (six wins, four draws), ahead of Switzerland, Israel, Belarus, Kosovo and Andorra.  

The Tricolours are coming off two disappointing performances in friendly matches against Liechtenstein and Bulgaria last week, both ending without goals in Bucharest.  

Romania Squad & Team News 


Goalkeepers: Florin Nita, Horatiu Moldovan, Stefan Tarnovanu, Razvan Sava   
Defenders: Nicusor Bancu, Andrei Burcă, Ionuț Nedelcearu, Adrian Rus, Andrei Rațiu, Radu Dragușin, Vasile Mogoș, Bogdan Racovitan   
Midfielders: Nicolae Stanciu (captain), Razvan Marin, Alexandru Cicaldau, Ianis Hagi, Dennis Man, Valentin Mihaila, Marius Marin, Darius Olaru, Deian Sorescu, Florinel Coman, Adrian Sut, Constantin Grameni   
Forwards: George Puscas, Denis Alibec, Denis Dragus, Daniel Birligea   

Denis Alibec is doubtful for this match.

Verdict

Belgium are ahead of quality and experience and I expect them to bounce back against Romania who struggled just before the Euro, failing to beat Liechtenstein and Bulgaria. The Red Devils to win to nil is value. 


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