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

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Tournament: Euro 2024

Date: Wednesday, 26th June

Kick-off time: 5:00 PM GMT

Venue: Deutsche Bank Park

In another thrilling contest of UEFA Euro 2024, Romania will lock horns with Slovakia. The Romanians top the Group E despite all four teams of the group claiming three points after two matches played. This is the most balanced group in the European Championship with each team winning one and losing one this far. Ahead of the Slovakia vs Romania match, let’s have a look at the predicted line-ups and team news. 

Romania kicked off their Euro 2024 campaign in a stylish fashion, beating Ukraine 3-0 in their opening match. Following that, they fell to a 0-2 defeat against an inconsistent Belgium side. Now, they will take on Slovakia in the final match of the group, and try their luck to move into the Knockouts. Under the keen watch of Edward Iordanescu, the Tricolours showed their mettle against the powerful Belgians before going down to a narrow loss. A victory against the Slovakians will definitely ensure their place in the Euro quarterfinals. 

For Slovakia, they surprised the world when they clinched a famous 1-0 win against Belgium in their opening fixture of the tournament. But, their joy was short-lived when they were defeated by Ukraine in the very next match, courtesy of a string of missed chances in the game. They will look to gather their strength and go for all three points when they play against Romania midweek. The victors of the fixture will go through to the next stage and the losers’ journey will come to an end. 

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Slovakia vs Romania Team News

Slovakia Team News

Slovakia players celebrate their Euro 2024 win vs Belgium (Credit: Twitter)

Coach Francesco Calzona played the same squad in Slovakia’s last two matches. Ivan Schranz is the only scorer so far for them as the forward has found the net twice in two matches against Belgium and Ukraine respectively. But, the worrying sign for Calzona is the dreadful display of other attackers in front of goals. Against Ukraine, Slovakia missed four goal scoring chances which could have won the game for them. Milan Skriniar will lead the defensive line for them once again with his experience and composure. However, it is very unlikely for Calzona to make any change into the squad against Romania.

Romania Team News

Romanian players celebrate a goal vs Ukraine with their fans at Euro 2024 (Credit: Getty)

The Romanian camp felt a sigh of relief when their experienced forward Denis Alibec returned to the squad after recovering from an Injury. He came off the bench later into the game against Belgium and displayed a satisfying performance. He might get a spot in the playing XI. Dennis Man and Nicolae Stanciu have already impressed the Euro 2024 arena with their dazzling displays, and they will be expected to continue their exploits.

Slovakia vs Romania Predicted Line-ups

Slovakia predicted playing XI: Dubravka; Vavro, Skriniar, Pekarik, Hancko; Lobotka, Kucka, Duda; Haraslin, Schranz, Bozenik

Romania predicted playing XI: Nita; Dragusin, Ratiu, Bancu, Burca; R. Marin, M. Marin; Stanciu, Man, Alibec; Dragus

Slovakia vs Romania Head-to-head Stats

Romania has been a team to beat in this tie. They are undefeated against Slovakia since 1942. In the last 72 years, the two sides have had 10 face-offs across all tournaments. Romania have won five of them, while the other five matches were drawn. Their last encounter dates back to 2013 which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Last three H2H Results:

Romania 1-1 Slovakia (International Friendly)

Romania 2-2 Slovakia (International Friendly)

Slovakia 2-2 Romania (International Friendly)

Key Players to Watch in Slovakia vs Romania

Dennis Man (Romania)

Dennis Man
Dennis Man (Credit: Getty)

The Parma winger is the top assist maker so far at Euro 2024. Dennis Man can play in both midfield and wing which makes it easier for him to venture into the large part of the field during a match. The 25-year-old registered 11 goals and six assists to his name in the Serie B this season.

Ivan Schranz (Slovakia)

Ivan Schranz (Credit: Getty)

Ivan Schranz is the reason why Slovakia are still in the Knockout race. He plays for Salvia Praha in the Fortuna League. Schranz came under spotlight when he clocked over 7 goals in the Europa League qualifiers and main tournament. He has already scored two goals in two matches at Euro 2024. He will be one of the key players to watch against Romania.

Slovakia vs Romania Prediction

The Euro 2024 has already delivered more than four-five thrillers. The Slovakia vs Romania match is going to be the group finale. With the quarter-finals in sight, this is going to be a scintillating rollercoaster of a match. And that’s why it is very hard to predict the outcome of this game. The two teams are evenly balanced in the group and they have enough firepower in their squad to wage a war against each other in the game. However, between them, Romania have shown more agility and hunger in their previous fixtures and are marginal favorites to reach the Euro 2024 quarterfinals.

Predicted Score: Slovakia 2-3 Romania

Where to Watch Slovakia vs Romania Live?

Q. Where to watch Slovakia vs Romania live in India?

SonyLIV is the official broadcaster of the Slovakia vs Romania match in India.

Q. Where to watch Slovakia vs Romania live in the USA?

FOX Sports will provide the live broadcast of Slovakia vs Romania in the USA.

Q. Where to watch Slovakia vs Romania live in the UK?

ITV Network will telecast the game live in the UK.

Q. Where to watch Slovakia vs Romania live in Slovakia?

The Slovakia vs Romania match will be telecasted live on TV Markiza in Slovakia.

Q. Where to watch Slovakia vs Romania live in Romania?

Pro TV will broadcast the Slovakia vs Romania game live in Romania.

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