Slovakia vs Romania Prediction: Can Dennis be the Man for Romania?

 | Tuesday 25th June 2024, 9:00am

Tuesday 25th June 2024, 9:00am

Slovakia vs Romania

When it comes to Group E at Euro 2024, things don't get any tighter. All four teams have three points heading into the final matchday and so all have a good chance of reaching the knockout stage. Slovakia and Romania face each other in Frankfurt on Wednesday (17:00, BBC One) with both having lost their second matches to Ukraine and Belgium respectively.

There is sure to be plenty of twists and turns in this group as the final matches take place simultaneously, and should make for cracking entertainment. Read on for my Slovakia vs Romania prediction, including team news and match odds.

Slovakia vs Romania Betting Tips

  • Romania to win @ 13/5
  • Dennis Man 1+ shots on target @ 6/4
  • Romania to win 2-1 @ 14/1

Slovakia vs Romania Odds

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Slovakia are 11/5 to win this clash, which gives them a theoretical chance of 31.3%. Romania are priced at 13/5, giving them an implied probability of 27.8%. The draw can be backed at 23/20 (46.5%).

Both teams to score is on offer at 11/10 and over 2.5 goals is marketed at 7/4.

Team News

Slovakia boss Francesco Calzona has named an unchanged team for both games so far and it is fair to assume that we will see the same XI players picked to start against Romania.

For Romania, they welcomed back veteran striker Denis Alibec from injury, with the player making a cameo off the bench against Belgium, so we could see him get the nod to start in Frankfurt.

Euro 2024 Odds

Romania to win @ 13/5

Romania turned heads with their brilliant 3-0 win over Ukraine on matchday one but they were brought back down to Earth with a 2-0 defeat to Belgium on Saturday.

Nevertheless, they are still top of the group and are in an excellent position to qualify (as are their three rivals). I think we will see them turn in a similar attacking display against Slovakia to the one against Ukraine.

Belgium recovered from their Slovakia setback and managed to control the game against Romania and record a valuable three points. Slovakia were quite fortunate to beat Belgium, and they had to do a lot of defensive work to grind out the victory.

With so much at stake both teams will have to go for it here, but I think that Romania have the edge in terms of quality based on the attacking football we have seen from them. I expect them to bounce back from the Belgium defeat and book their place in the round of 16.

Romania to win at 13/5 Dennis Man 1+ shots on target @ 6/4

Someone who can be key in helping the Tricolours achieve this is winger Dennis Man. He has played a starring role for Romania at the Euros so far and he will likely play an even bigger role on Wednesday to aid his team progress to the next round.

The Parma wide man has mainly been a creator for Romania so far at this tournament with two assists to his name, but he is still awaiting his first goal. It does feel like it is coming as he has had quite a few efforts at goal over the last two games, four to be precise, in which three were on target.

I may not be brave enough to back him to score, but I am confident that one or two chances should come his way, and I think he can at least hit the target with one of them.

Dennis Man 1+ shots on target at 6/4 Romania to win 2-1 @ 14/1

If I had to pick a scoreline for this fixture, I'd go with 2-1 Romania. Slovakia have scored in both their matches thus far, so they certainly cannot be underestimated. But after I mentioned earlier, I think Romania have played the better football overall and that their squad edges Slovakia's in terms of quality.

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