Slovakia vs Romania Preview: Repre Aims for the First Win Against Romania to Claim Their Spot in Playoffs

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
25 June 2024, 08:27

Slovakia vs Romania

The UEFA Euro 2024 Group will reach its thrilling conclusion on Wednesday, June 26, as Slovakia and Romania face off at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt. This match carries immense significance for both teams, as the group remains wide open with all four teams level on three points after two games. Slovakia and Romania find themselves in a must-win situation to secure their place in the Round of 16. A victory for either side could potentially see them top the group, depending on the result of the simultaneous Belgium-Ukraine match. The stakes are high, and both teams will be eager to seize this opportunity to do its best to progress in the tournament, as there are no viable favourite of the upcoming match, as per Slovakia vs Romania odds.

Slovakia Team News

Slovakia enters this crucial encounter with mixed fortunes in their Euro 2024 campaign. The Falcons kicked off their tournament with an impressive 1-0 victory over Belgium, showcasing their ability to compete against top-tier opposition. However, they suffered a setback in their second match, falling 2-1 to Ukraine despite taking an early lead. Under the guidance of manager Francesco Calzona, Slovakia has shown resilience and attacking prowess. Ivan Schranz has been a standout performer, scoring in both group stage matches. Calzona is likely to maintain his preferred starting lineup, relying on the team's cohesion and familiarity. However, the team is likely to learn from their defensive mistakes in the match against Ukraine, that can cost them the promotion to the knockout stage. Calzona understands that the chances of qualifying are not dependent on themselves only, but all the team needs is to win. With Slovakia have never won over Romania in their history of head-to-head matches, the upcoming game can become a new chapter for the Repre.

Romania Team News

Romania, led by coach Edward Iordănescu, began their Euro 2024 journey with a convincing 3-0 triumph over Ukraine. However, they faced a setback in their second match, succumbing to a 2-0 defeat against Belgium. Despite this loss, Romania remains at the top of the group due to their superior goal difference. The Tricolori will be looking to recapture their form from the opening match and secure a vital win. Iordănescu may consider making some changes to his line up, as Nicusor Bancu and Marius Marin are doubtful due to minor injuries. Despite these concerns, Romania will aim to exploit the defensive mistakes of Slovaks, an unsophisticated strategy, that, however, brought the Tricolori three points in their opening match.

Slovakia vs Romania Prediction

Slovakia Draw No Bet

When considering the pre-match analysis, Slovakia looks more cohesive in its display, as Romania did not showcase anything extraordinary even during their win against Ukraine, while in the match against Belgium, the Tricolori did not create anything. With Slovakia playing more versatile and adaptable, including their hard-won fight against Belgium and narrow lose to Ukraine, Calzona’s team looks a more preferable side in the upcoming game, if also considering potential changes in the Romania’s line-up. This Slovakia vs Romania prediction comes at 1.76 at MrPlay.

Both Teams to Score

With both teams having vulnerabilities in their defence, in addition to the dire need of win for both, it is unlikely that we will see an overly closed game. The teams will attempt to take the initiative as early as possible and carefully look at the situation in the parallel match between Belgium and Ukraine. With both teams having already showcased their attacking capabilities, the chances of both being featured on the scoresheet are quite high. This outcome can be picked up at 1.95 at MrPlay.

First to Score - Slovakia

Slovakia is notably better in the first forty five minutes of their matches, which was evident in both games against Belgium and Ukraine. In such tournaments, there is no room for any radical strategic changes, and coaches have to adjust to the situation and this advantage. In the case of Slovakia, Calzona understands that if his team is playing better in the beginning of the matches, then it is crucial to exploit this advantage. Thus, Repre scored first in their 4 out of 5 last matches and given the mistakes of Romania’s defence in the beginning of the matches, can extend this streak. This Slovakia vs Romania tip comes at 2.21 at MrPlay

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