Romania vs Ukraine prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/06/2024

Romania and Ukraine clash in their Euro 2024 Group E opener on Monday. Our Romania vs Ukraine prediction considers whether either side can make a winning start in a group that also features Belgium and Slovakia.

Romania vs Ukraine prediction: Rebrov’s side to edge tight game

Key stats

  • Our Romania vs Ukraine betting tips take into account the low-scoring nature of most of Romania’s recent games with four of their last 12 ending 0-0.
  • Serhiy Rebrov’s side have kept clean sheets in four of their last eight games.
  • Romania have failed to win any of their four internationals in 2024.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Ukraine favourites to start with a win

  • ROMANIA: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • DRAW: 21/10 (3.10) – 23.3%
  • UKRAINE: 19/20 (1.95) – 51.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Ukraine are the favourites according to the Romania vs Ukraine odds with an implied probability of 51.3% that they win this game.

That’s partly a reflection of Romania’s poor form with their two warm-up games both ending in unconvincing 0-0 draws against Bulgaria and Liechtenstein.

Ukraine meanwhile played three friendlies ahead of this competition with a 4-0 win in their final game against Moldova with Girona duo Artem Dovbyk and Viktor Tsyhankov among the scorers.

For more of the latest football picks from the Euros and beyond, today’s betting tips feature some of the best bets from the upcoming action.

Last five H2Hs: First meeting since 2016 thriller

Our Romania vs Ukraine prediction suggests it’ll be a third win in four meetings for the Ukrainians with the sides last meeting eight years ago in a friendly that ended 4-3 in their favour. The last six clashes have all been friendlies with the most recent Romanian win coming back in 2003.

International Match 29/05/16

Romania

Romania

3
Ukraine

Ukraine

4

Romania preview: Full squad for Edward Iordanescu

Denis Alibec and Andrei Burca look to have overcome minor issues so Romania should have a full squad to pick from for this game.

Predicted Lineup: Moldovan (GK), Bancu, Burca, Dragusin, Ratiu, Stanciu, M. Marin, R. Marin, Coman, Dragus & Man

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L

Netherlands

Netherlands

3

Romania

Romania

0

Euro 2024 26/06/24

D

Slovakia

Slovakia

1

Romania

Romania

1

Euro 2024 22/06/24

L

Belgium

Belgium

2

Romania

Romania

0

Euro 2024 17/06/24

W

Ukraine

Ukraine

0

Romania

Romania

3

International Match 07/06/24

D

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

0

Romania

Romania

0

Ukraine preview: Mykolenko rated doubtful

Everton full-back Vitaliy Mykolenko is the main fitness concern for Ukraine. La Liga duo Artem Dovbyk and Roman Yaremchuk are battling it out for the starting role up top.

Predicted Lineup: Lunin (GK), Shaparenko, Matvienko, Zabarnyi, Konoplya, Zinchenko, Brazhko, Mudryk, Sudakov, Tsyhankov & Dovbyk

Euro 2024 26/06/24

D

Belgium

Belgium

0

Ukraine

Ukraine

0

Euro 2024 21/06/24

W

Slovakia

Slovakia

1

Ukraine

Ukraine

2

Euro 2024 17/06/24

L

Romania

Romania

3

Ukraine

Ukraine

0

International Match 11/06/24

W

Moldova

Moldova

0

Ukraine

Ukraine

4

International Match 07/06/24

L

Poland

Poland

3

Ukraine

Ukraine

1

Player to watch – Viktor Tsyhankov

Girona winger Viktor Tsyhankov is one of the most dangerous attacking outlets for Ukraine and he’ll be hoping to link up with his clubmate Artem Dovbyk again as was the case on many occasions this season in La Liga. Tsyhankov ended the season with eight goals and seven assists in the Spanish top flight.

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Tsyhankov is one of the main attacking threats for Ukraine – Photo by Icon Sport

Tsyhankov striking just after the break

The 26 year old was at his most threatening just after the break in La Liga this term. A huge 63% of his goals came in the first 15 minutes of the Second Half.

The latest Tweets from each camp

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Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.