Belgium vs Romania Prediction: Red Devils to bounce back

 | Friday 21st June 2024, 13:05pm

Friday 21st June 2024, 13:05pm

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Belgium will be looking to bounce back from a shock loss to Slovakia when they lock horns with Romania in Cologne on Saturday night (20:00, live on ITV).

Romania, however, will have a spring in their step after a 3-0 win over Ukraine on matchday one, and can now qualify for the knockout stages should they taste victory again here. Read on for my Belgium vs Romania prediction, as well as the latest match odds and team news.

Belgium vs Romania Betting Tips

  • Belgium to win and both teams to score @ 21/10
  • Leandro Trossard to score anytime @ 2/1
  • Correct Score - Belgium win 2-1 @ 7/1

If you'd have said before the start of Euro 2024 that Belgium could be facing group-stage elimination, while Romania were looking to top Group E, you'd have been called mad.

After seeing their 15-match unbeaten run halted, the Belgians are currently third in their group standings - only above Ukraine on goal difference - and Slovakia beating the latter on Friday would eliminate their chances of topping the group before they even kick a ball.

I don't think many would've had Romania down for a three-goal win on their Euro 2024 bingo card, but they lit up the Allianz Arena on Monday and a first-place finish in Group E, along with a route to the knockout stages are now theirs to lose.

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Team News

Yannick Carrasco is not expected to retain his place at left-back, and Dominic Tedesco will be hoping Arthur Theate and Jan Vertonghen are fit enough to feature and bolster the Belgium backline.

That apart, the Red Devils have no further injury worries to consider.

Likewise, Romania emerged from their triumph over Ukraine injury-free, and Edward Iordanescu may opt for an unchanged starting XI.

Belgium vs Romania Odds

Belgium are 4/9 favourites for the game - which implies that they have a 69.2% chance of winning this encounter. Meanwhile, Romania are 6/1 to upset the Belgians, and the draw can be backed at 7/2.

If you fancy both teams to score, that's currently priced at 5/6, while Belgium are 21/20 to keep a clean sheet, and it's 6/1 for Romania to do so.

Belgium to win and both teams to score @ 21/10

Belgium need to respond to their surprise defeat on matchday one, which wasn't for a lack of trying.

Tedesco's side had 16 unsuccessful shots in the game, and they even had the ball in the back of the net on two occasions, only for play to called back for an offside and handball.

I'm expecting the experience and quality of the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to drag Belgium through this game, and although Romania failed to score in their final two warm-up matches for Euro 2024, their win against Ukraine demonstrated that they know where the back of the net is.

Belgium to win and btts at 21-10

Leandro Trossard to score anytime @ 2/1

Belgium weren't short of creativity in the loss to Slovakia, and on another day they may have finished a few of those chances.

I'm backing Leandro Trossard to make the difference on Saturday - the Arsenal man has scored four goals in his last eight appearances for Belgium.

He had as many shots as Romelu Lukaku against Slovakia (three), which shows he's heavily involved in the action in the final third.

Leandro Trossard to score anytime at 2-1

Correct Score - Belgium win 2-1 @ 7/1

If I had to predict the result for this game, I'm going for a 2-1 win for Belgium.

As I've mentioned above, the Red Devils weren't short of creativity against Slovakia, and as brilliant as Romania's win was against Ukraine, they were aided by Andriy Lunin's disasterclass between the sticks.

With a tad more ruthlessness in front of goal, Tedesco's side should prevail.

Belgium to win 2-1 at 7-1

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You can read all our latest Euro 2024 Betting Tips at our dedicated Betfred Insights content hub.

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