England U21 vs Romania U21 (By: Dajkula)
England U21 welcomes Romania U21 in the second match of the European Championship, group C. Both, Romania and France have 3 points after the first matches and the English have a big mountain to climb. They have to win the next two matches but it still may not be enough. Only the best second-ranked team will play the semi-final match.
England had a really good start against France and they pilled on the pressure. It looked like they will steam roll the French which came in the game with small increments. But, there have been problems in the English defense and they gave away even 2 penalties. France couldn't convert any of those and England took the lead in the 54`th minute. The good time didn`t last long as the defender Chounhoury made a killer tackle and got the red cards instantly. It all went the way of the French but only in the dying minutes the English defense buckled and conceded two goals. The second one deep in the extra time. It was a really hard pill to swallow.
Romania played an excellent match against Croatia and with the big fan support they had the wind in their sails. Romania was very compact and played 4-5-1 with Puscas being the tip of the attack. But, even if they were defense-oriented, they came out with vigor and surprised the Croatian defense numerous times. The Croatian side just couldn`t handle the pace of the wingers and Puscas. The Croatian defense helped a lot it has to be said. The Romanian side, which has a couple of players in the national squad, has some really promising talents like Puscas, Hagi, Man, Baluta. I believe they will show their quality today.
The Romanian side had a nice preparation period ad the only recent loss came against the strong Spain 0:1.
England also did well before this tournament but ended the preparation with a draw against Poland and a loss to Germany. They are the team always seen as the favorite but often they faltered. In 2017 they reached the semi-finals but in the previous two tournaments, they finished bottom of the group.
I kinda like the chances of Romania today.
England U21 vs Romania U21 predictions
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England U21 vs Romania U21 betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).