A share of points is all France and Romania need to secure places in the semi-finals and the odds drastically dropped on a draw. A draw would mean Italy will be eliminated and it’s going to be interesting to see whether France and Romania will calculate in this one.
France U21 vs. Romania U21
• UEFA European Under-21 Championship
• Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena, Italy
• Monday 24 June
• 2100 CET
France U21 Team News and Latest Form
After defeating England in the final moments of their opening match at the European Under-21 Championship, France beat Croatia in the next game thanks to an early goal from Moussa Dembele.
Now, Les Bleuets are in a situation to win only a point against Romania to progress to the semis and head coach Sylvain Ripoll might opt to rest some of his important players such as Dembele, Lucas Toussart, Malang Sarr, Dayot Upamecano, and Ibrahima Konate.
France recorded just one win in seven games before this tournament but managed to win two straight and they to hit the net in even 28 of their last 29 matches. however, they kept the clean sheet in only two of their previous nine games, so even if we witness a draw here, it shouldn’t be a scoreless one.
Romania U21 Team News and Latest Form
Romania beat Croatia and England to climb to the top spot in Group C and they are the most pleasant surprise of the tournament. The Little Tricolours used counters to beat England, just like they did against Croatia, and that strategy proved to be the winning one as they secured a 4-2 victory.
Andrei Radu was exceptional for Romania while the Young Lions also hit the woodwork on two occasions. It was a 0-0 game until the 76th minute when George Pușcaș converted a penalty spot and from that moment, the tilt completely transformed. England equalized twice but substitute Florinel Coman bagged a brace in space of only four minutes to knock out the Englishmen out of the tournament.
Romania scored just one goal in two friendlies before the European Under-21 Championship but at this tournament, they already scored eight goals and only Germany scored more at the moment (10).
France U21 vs. Romania U21 Head to Head
France and Romania faced on four occasions and Les Bleuets are still without a loss, winning two matches with two draws. France conceded just one goal in those four duels and won the previous two to nil but it was way back in November 2011.
France U21 vs. Romania U21 Betting Tip
The odds on a draw dropped to 1.80 (-125) and although this tilt could easily finish 0-0 or as a draw, I am not going to back it. Romania scored four goals in each of the previous two games and I am backing them to score at least one here and that’s why I am going with BTTS at excellent 2.10 (+110) odds.