The European Championship in 2016 starts with the match between France and Romania. At the very first match of the Euro there is already a clear favourite. The host don’t want to have pressure at the beginning and therefore needs a duty victory.
Current performance of France
The start is a tough one for the host of the EURO 2016. There is nothing less than a victory expected from „Le Bleus“. One problem could be that the opening match is the first duty match for France since a long time. Even when they have participated at the qualification group 1 they have played out of competition. However Griezmann & Co have high goals for the EURO. The test matches in 2015 have shown that you should not underestimate the eleven of Didier Deschamps. They have won for example against Germany (2:0), Denmark (2:1), Portugal (1:0) and Serbia (2:1). In March this year they also have beaten Russia (4:2) and the Netherlands (3:2). All in all there have been seven victories at the last eight international matches and only one defeat. The defeat has been against England in the end of 2015. At the EURO coach Deschamps has to play without some important players. Raphael Varane cannot play due to an injury and Karim Benzema is currently banned. Nonetheless France is also one of the favourite teams for winning the competition. In addition they can count on their fans in every single match.
Current performance of Romania
The qualification from Romania was very surprising for some experts. The draw couldn’t have been better for Romania because in their group f they have played against Northern Ireland, Hungary, Finnland, the Faroe Island and Greece. The sensational group winner was Northern Ireland and behind them on the second position was the team of Anghel Iordanescu. However the last test matches didn’t go very well for them. Even when they have won against Lithuania in March 2016 they have only scored one goal. This victory has been followed by a little sensation against Spain. Romania has reached a goalless Remis against the Spanish team. At the preparation for the end round of the Euro there has been a drawn with a score of 1:1 against the Kongo. They had also a bitter pill to swallow lately against the Ukraine, the match ended with a score of 3:4. One week before the competition starts they have to play against Georgia. We will see if the Iordanescu eleven will be able to boost their self-esteem with this match. At the opening match against France, Romania is the clear outsider. One advantage is that they can play without any pressure because it lies on the French team.
Betting tip for this match
All people in France expect a victory of their team at the opening match of the EURO. Also the players of the French team are only satisfied with a victory against Romania. Wining point in this match would mean a big success for Romania. We think that it will be a victory for the team with the favourite role. That’s why our tip is: tip 1.