Belgium vs Romania Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Euro 2024 Group Game between Belgium and Romania taking place on Saturday, June 22nd 2024.

 
7:30am on Saturday 22nd June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As Euro 2024 heats up, the upcoming clash between Belgium and Romania promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Scheduled for Saturday, June 22, this Group E match will take place at the Sokoine Stadium. Let's delve into the predictions, team news, and expected lineups for this crucial game.

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Belgium's Recent Form

Belgium enters this match following a surprising 1-0 defeat to Slovakia in their opening game.

Domenico Tedesco's team struggled to convert their chances, with Romelu Lukaku having two goals disallowed.

This loss ended Belgium's 15-match unbeaten streak and placed them third in Group E.

Historically, Belgium hasn't lost multiple matches in a single European Championship since 2000. Their morale will need a significant boost to overcome a buoyant Romanian side.

Romania's Recent Form

Romania stunned the football world with a 3-0 victory over Ukraine.

This win, marked by goals from Nicolae Stanciu, Razvan Marin, and Denis Dragus, represents Romania's biggest win ever at the Euros.

Prior to Euro 2024, Romania had not won a game since Euro 2000. Now, they top Group E and can secure a knockout stage spot with a win against Belgium.

Their confidence is further bolstered by an impressive run, losing only one of their last 16 matches.

Team News

Belgium

Belgium's squad faces some injury concerns. Thomas Meunier is sidelined with a thigh injury, while Axel Witsel and Jan Vertonghen are doubtful.

Despite these setbacks, Vertonghen may replace Yannick Carrasco on the left.

The Belgian lineup might see some changes, with Youri Tielemans potentially starting in midfield and Johan Bakayoko vying for a spot on the wing.

Predicted Lineup

Casteels; Castagne, Debast, Faes, Theate; Tielemans, Onana; Doku, De Bruyne, Trossard; Lukaku

Romania

Romania emerged unscathed from their victory over Ukraine. Razvan Marin, however, is one yellow card away from suspension.

Valentin Mihaila, who was ill during the Ukraine match, is likely to replace Florinel Coman in the starting eleven.

Romania's unchanged lineup indicates a high level of confidence in their current squad.

Predicted Lineup

Nita; Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Bancu; R. Marin, M. Marin, Stanciu; Man, Dragus, Mihaila

Prediction

While Romania's performance against Ukraine was exceptional, Belgium's experience and talent could prove decisive.

Despite their initial setback, Belgium is expected to bounce back with a stronger display.

Our Prediction: Belgium 3-2 Romania

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