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France vs Romania preview

Kick off: Tuesday, 10 June @20:00 GMT

Venue: Stade de France (Paris)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Romania vs France 0-0 (Euro 2012 qualifiers)
France vs Romania 2-0 (Euro 2012 qualifiers)
France vs Romania 1-1 (2010 World Cup qualifiers)
Romania vs France 2-2 (2010 World Cup qualifiers)
Romania vs France 0-0 (Euro 2008)

France vs Romania Team News

Star players Karim Benzema and Kevin Gameiro have been overlooked, while Real Madrid ace Raphael Varane misses the Euro 2016 finals with injury. Barcelona defender was forced to withdraw from the squad with injury as well, with Samuel Umtiti of Lyon stepping up. Antoine Griezmann was rested against Scotland, but he is likely to start against Romania in the Euro 2016 opener. Mathieu Valbuena, Mamadou Sakho, Hatem Ben Arfa and Alexandre Lacazette did not make the final roster. France winger Anthony Martial is fit, but he is likely to start from the bench. Olivier Giroud should lead the attack for les Tricolores against Romania.

Injured: Raphael Varane (29/2), Jeremy Mathieu (5/0)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Florin Gardos is sidelined through injury, while Florian Andone returned to contention against Georgia and he should lead the line for the Tricolorri against France. Ioan Hora, Alin Tosca, Andrei Ivan, Adrian Ropotan and Alexandru Maxim have been left out of the squad, but experienced midfielder Alexandru Chipciu made the final roster. Gabriel Torje scored against Georgia and he is pushing for a start.

Injured: Florin Gardos (14/0)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • France are after their seventh consecutive win at home
  • Les Tricolores scored 2+ goals in each of their last eight home matches
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in each of France’s last four games
  • Romania are undefeated in previous seven games on the road
  • Anghel Iordanescu’s men are after their first ever win over France

France vs Romania Prediction

Hosts France want to kick off their Euro 2016 campaign with a win over Romania. Les Tricolores were impressive in warm-up games and despite the fact that the Romanians defeated Georgia in their lass friendly game, there is every chance Didier Deschamps’ men will emerge triumphant in the Stade de France showdown. Antoine Griezmann returns to the starting line-up and the Atletico Madrid ace should help the hosts beat Romania in their opener.

Betting Tip: France/France

Odds: 1.90 (9/10) @bet365

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