Kick-off: 1700, 06/06/2021
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
England will finish off their preparations for Euro 2020 by facing Romania in Middlesbrough and a professional win is expected.
The Three Lions are on a run of five straight victories, with only one goal conceded, whereas their opponents have lost four in a row.
We reckon 19/20 for Gareth Southgate’s side to win to nil is hard to turn down for our first England vs Romania prediction.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England were far from convincing when edging out Austria 1-0 at the Riverside on Wednesday, with Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka netting on 56 minutes.
There were a few scares at the back and a seventh consecutive friendly victory was marred by an injury setback to Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.
However, Southgate did opt to leave out any players representing Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City in European finals.
Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford will all be in contention to start England’s Group D opener versus Croatia.
Luke Shaw and Reece James also enter the reckoning again this weekend, even if Harry Maguire is still an injury doubt.
Wales and Republic of Ireland were beaten 3-0 in friendlies last year and a return to that kind of intensity is anticipated here.
Looking at the 13/2 for that scoreline to come up once more.
A Look At Romania’s Betting Odds
Romania finished fourth in their Euro 2020 qualifying group behind Spain, Sweden and Norway before losing 2-1 away to Iceland in the play-offs.
The Tricolours finished third in Nations League Group B1 last year, five points behind table toppers Austria.
Mirel Radoi’s side began their World Cup 2022 campaign with a good 3-2 win over North Macedonia and there was no disgrace in a 1-0 defeat by Germany.
However, losing 3-2 in Armenia was disappointing and Wednesday brought a 2-1 friendly loss to Georgia on home turf.
Sassuolo defender Vlad Chiriches is a commanding captain while Rangers midfielder Ianis Hagi has a bright future.
The visitors look in too deep against a settled and usually ruthless England outfit, though.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in both friendlies last year and appeals at 13/5 to net first in our England vs Romania betting tips.
Having replaced Harry Kane as a 63rd-minute substitute versus Austria, the Everton forward will hopefully be given a start this time.
ENGLAND 1-0 Austria – Saka
ROMANIA 1-2 Georgia – Ivan
Head-to-head: England 2-3 Romania, Romania 2-1 England, England 1-1 Romania
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