Prediction Belgium vs Romania – 22/06 21:00

Group F continues with a match that could well decide the group winner between Portugal and Turkey, who have both won their first matches at Euro 2024.

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Belgium Romania Prediction: Belgium analysis

Belgium’s run of bad luck continues at Euro 2024. The Red Devils were stunned by the Slovaks in the opening minutes. Despite their best efforts to get back on level terms, they were unable to do so. Romelu Lukaku thought he had given his team the lead on two occasions, but both his goals were disallowed: one for offside and the other for a questionable handball. Jeremy Doku, whose dribbling led to Slovakia’s first goal, tried to liven up the Belgian attack with his dribbling, but the Belgians’ finishing was lacking. One statistic illustrates this lack of realism: an expected goal of 1.97, underlining the many unconverted chances.

Belgium’s defence showed itself to be feverish at every Slovakian incursion into their area, forcing Casteels into several crucial interventions to avoid a heavier scoreline. This worrying performance against the weakest opponent in the group highlights the challenges facing Domenico Tedesco and his players.

Although the new format of the competition, which allows the best third-placed teams to qualify, still gives Belgium hope, a swift reaction is imperative if they are to avoid another disappointment at a major tournament. That’s going to be tricky against a Romanian side brimming with confidence after their convincing victory over Ukraine. The Belgians will have to be more solid and effective if they hope to progress in this competition.

Belgium Romania Prediction: Romania analysis

Romania sprang a surprise on the opening day with a convincing 3-0 win over Ukraine, despite the odds being stacked against them. After a 20-minute observation period, the Romanians gradually rediscovered the style of play that enabled them to finish top of their qualifying group.

The turning point of the match came when Ukrainian goalkeeper Lunin failed to clear the ball properly. Nicolae Stanciu, an experienced midfielder, intercepted the ball and unhesitatingly fired into the top corner, scoring the best goal of the day with a shot at over 110km/h. This spectacular goal freed the Romanians to play with greater confidence and fluidity. After the break, they needed just five minutes to score two more goals, sealing the fate of the match and extinguishing Ukraine’s hopes.

This victory confirms the very good form of the Romanians, who remained unbeaten throughout the qualifying phase. Although their next opponents, Belgium, are formidable, the confidence built up by Edward Iordanescu’s players could enable them to hold off the Red Devils. Belgium, for their part, have not got off to the best of starts at this tournament, which could play into Romania’s hands in this upcoming duel.

Belgium-Romania prediction: the goalscorer’s prediction

➡️ Romelu Lukaku scores
Having had both his goals disallowed by VAR, Romelu Lukaku will certainly be out for revenge against Romania. Even if it will be difficult to find a way through the solid Romanian defence, we are banking on a goal from the AS Roma striker to kick-start his side’s Euro campaign.

Prognosis over under Belgium Romania

➡️ Less than 2.5 goals @1.93
With only 5 goals conceded in 10 games during the qualifying phase, the Romanians have already shown that it is very difficult to destabilise them defensively. Given the Belgians’ difficulty in converting their chances, we can expect a fairly tight game with less than 3 goals scored during the match.

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