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Belgium v Romania Betting Tips, Odds & Match Preview - Euro 2024


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It was a familiar story for Belgium in a major tournament as they opened their Euro 2024 campaign with a miserable defeat to Slovakia in one of the biggest shocks of all time in the competition’s history.

Romelu Lukaku missed a host of chances and had two goals chalked off to leave Belgium needing a win against Romania, who won their opening game in impressive fashion in Group E.

We’ve looked at some of the best football betting offers, odds and markets from our range of football betting sites to provide you with Belgium v Romania betting tips.

Belgium v Romania Betting Tips

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Draw at half-time, Belgium to win at full-time

Belgium v Romania

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An own goal to be scored

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Belgium v Romania Odds

  • Belgium to win odds - 4/9
  • Draw odds - 7/2
  • Romania to win odds - 6/1

Odds courtesy of Betfred, correct at the time of publication

Belgium v Romania Match Preview

The Surprise Group

After having two goals chalked off against Slovakia, Romelu Lukaku will hope for better luck in his second tournament appearance for Belgium.

No Luck Lukaku

Although Group E was positioned to be the most open of all the six at this summer’s European Championships, nobody expected it to be as open as it has become after the first set of tournament fixtures.

On what turned out to be a pulsating Monday of football, Romania’s impressive win over Ukraine raised eyebrows, not necessarily because of the outcome but more because the former found a goalscoring ability that has been lacking for quite some time.

A mixture of sensational strikes and terrible Ukrainian defending meant Edward Iordănescu’s men would record a 3-0 win in Munich and set the tempo for what would unfold in the clash between Belgium and Slovakia.

Although it was Slovakia who set the early tempo and a tempo that saw them stun Domenico Tedesco and his talented band of Red Devils. With Ivan Schranz scoring in the seventh minute of the game, there was always the concern as to whether he had scored too early for his team.

With a goal coming that early, there was always going to be a barrage of Belgian attacks with wave after wave washing down on the Slovak defence and although there was an element of water damage, manager Francesco Calzona had installed an insurance policy.

Insurance came in the form of technology and although there could be few complaints at Romelu Lukaku’s first effort being scrubbed off due to offside, his second ‘goal’ being erased was a far more contentious issue.

Not only was it technology that it deemed it an unfair goal, but it was new technology for the theatre of football at that, and with snickometer deeming that Lukaku’s colleague Lois Openda had handled in the buildup, the controversy had been turned up a notch.

Now though, they go into the second round of fixtures with nothing to show for their efforts and although it is not quite do or die just yet, a second successive defeat would place the Round of 16 and beyond much further into the distance.

But now it is time for the first of my two tips and were it not for being so wasteful, Belgium would have at least got something from their clash with Slovakia. This time around, I am backing a slow start but a fast finish in the shape of a half-time draw but Belgian win at odds of 10/3.

In addition to this, I am also going to look at the own goal market again and with the number of defenders who are putting through their net in the first week of proceedings, another stab at this at 10/1 makes perfect sense to me.

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Dan Tracey

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