On the 2nd day of play Romania meets Switzerland. This encounter of the group A could not only be a final showdown for the eighth finals. However Romania has also an old score to settle with Switzerland. It’s going to be a hard fight between these two teams. Kick – off on the 15th of June is at 6 p.m..
Current performance of Romania
Romania was most of the time absent at the final rounds of the past European and world championships. All the better that Romania can participate at the EURO 2016 in France. The last big tournament has been the EURO in 2008. Unluckily they haven’t been able to win any match and the dropped out after the group stage. To avoid a similar scenario they need to win against Switzerland. At the world championship 1994 in the USA they have lost against the Swiss team with a bitter score of 1:4. So, the team of Anghel Iordanescu has an old score to settle with Switzerland as already mentioned. The results lately could have been better. At first the match against the Congo ended in a drawn with a score of 1:1 and in addition they have lost against the Ukraine with a score of 3:4. At least the performance of the rehearsal was sovereign. Georgia was beaten at home with a clear score of 5:1. The defence is the clear advantage of Romania. At the EURO qualification they have been the team with the fewest goals from the other side of all participating countries.
Current performance of Switzerland
On the contrary to Romania, Switzerland has been a regular guest at big tournaments. Except of the EURO 2012, Switzerland has played in every big competition since 2004. Beside the better experience they also have the better solo players in the team. Key players like Granit Xhaka (23), Ricardo Rodriguez (23) or Xherdan Shaquiri (24) have their best years still to go. Then there is also attacking player Breel Embolo who is playing his first EURO in his young career. Switzerland can show a equable balance. Both teams have won five matches and two of the 12 matches have ended in a drawn. Also like Romania, Switzerland was able to win the rehearsal of the EURO. The score of 2:1 against Moldavia was close. The eleven of Vladimir Petkovic had to suffer defeats at the three international matches before against Belgium (1:2), Bosnia (0:2) und Ireland (0:1).
Betting tip for this match
In this match the fighter by nature meets technical good soccer players. While Switzerland has a lot of strong technical solo players, Romania lives more form the collective play of the team. However Switzerland is a little bit more the favourite. We think that the team of Anghel Iordanescu will get a point. That’s why our tip is: tip x.