Romania vs Netherlands

Romania vs Netherlands Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024


  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Monday, July 2
  • Kick-off Time: 04:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Romania vs Netherlands will be the seventh game in the round of 16 in UEFA Euro 2024 and will take place at the Allianz Arena in Munich on July 2.

The Romanians will enter this contest licking their lips after seeing the Dutch fall to a defeat against Austria. They have a real chance at causing an upset in this tournament, having topped a tightly-contested Group D ahead of Belgium. So far, they have won one, drawn one and lost one game at this tournament and will look to put their best foot forward.

The Netherlands, on the other hand, scraped through to the round of 16 after finishing third in Group D behind Austria and France. They defeated Poland in the opening game, played out a goalless draw against France and lost to Austria in the final game to push them down into third place. They will look to put that result behind them as they head into yet another Euros knockout stage.

That said, let’s take a look at the team news.

Romania vs Netherlands Team News

Radu Dragusin
Dragusin will look to put in a solid performance against the Netherlands. (Google Images)

Romania national football team news

Manager Edward Iordanescu has gone full-strength for all three games so far and will continue that trend in order to maximise Romania’s chances.

Florin Nita will start as the goalkeeper, with Radu Dragusin and Andrej Burca as the central defenders. Marius Marin will be the lone defensive midfielder, with Razvan Marin and skipper Nicolae Stanciu ahead of him. Dennis Man and Valentin Mihaila will play out wide, while Denis Dragus will lead the line.

Netherlands national football team news

Virgil van Dijk
Van Dijk will be under pressure after they lost the last game. (Google Images)

Manager Ronald Koeman opted to shuffle his lineup for the last game against Austria but will revert to the full-strength lineups he used for the two games prior to that.

Bart Verbruggen will start in goal, with skipper Virgil van Dijk and Stefan de Vrij in central defence ahead of him. Jerdy Schouten and Tijjani Reijnders will anchor the midfield, with Jeremie Frimpong and Cody Gakpo out wide. Xavi Simons will play as the attacking midfielder and Memphis Depay will lead play up top.

Predicted Lineups

Romania national football team predicted lineup

Predicted XI: Florin Nita (GK); Andrei Ratiu, Radu Dragusin, Andrei Burca, Nicusor Bancu; Marius Marin; Dennis Man, Razvan Marin, Nicolae Stanciu (C), Valentin Mihaila; Denis Dragus.

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Netherlands national football team predicted lineup

Predicted XI: Bart Verbruggen (GK); Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Virgil van Dijk (C), Nathan Ake; Jerdy Schouten, Tijjani Reijnders; Jeremie Frimpong, Xavi Simons, Cody Gakpo; Memphis Depay.

Key Players to Watch

Cody Gakpo
Gakpo has been impressive at Euro 2024 so far. (Google Images)
  • Dennis Man (Romania) – He has provided two assists so far in this tournament and both came in the 3-0 win against Ukraine. Man has played well on the right flank and will look to attack at every opportunity and thread passes through to his teammates.
  • Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) – Gakpo has seemed in fine touch for the Netherlands so far in this tournament. He has scored two good goals so far and will be hungry to score more to help his team progress deeper into the tournament.

Head-to-Head Record

These two sides have faced each other a handful of times in the last couple of decades. However, the Netherlands have been dominant in their last five meetings, securing four wins and scoring 13 goals in the process. Romania won the other game and have scored two goals in these five games.

Last 5 Games

  • Romania 0-3 Netherlands [11/17]
  • Netherlands 4-0 Romania [03/13]
  • Romania 1-4 Netherlands [10/12]
  • Netherlands 2-0 Romania [06/08]
  • Romania 1-0 Netherlands [10/07]

Romania vs Netherlands Prediction

Netherlands have shown their class in past meetings and will look to continue to do so, but will be met with a resilient Romanian side that seems like they will not back down at this tournament. However, the Dutch will look to score early to open the game up and take control from there on to secure the win.

Prediction: Romania 1-3 Netherlands.

When & where to watch Romania vs Netherlands live?

Q. When & where will Romania vs Netherlands be played?

A. This game will take place at the Allianz Arena in Munich on July 2 at 5:00 PM (GMT).

Q. Where will the match be available to stream in the UK?

A. The match will be available on BBC TV Sport and ITV UK.

Q. Where will the match be available on stream in India?

A. The match will be streamed on the SonyLIV app & website.

Q. Where will the match be available in Romania?

A. Pro TV Romania will be telecasting this game.

Q. Where will the match be shown in the Netherlands?

A. NOS will be televising the match.

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