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Romania vs Ukraine: Why Value Bet Is on Dovbyk to Score

A clash between two proud Eastern European nations begins proceedings in Group E, but will Romania pull off the upset and beat in-form Ukraine on Monday? Let’s dig deep and find the best betting picks to cash in on this match.

 

Romania vs Ukraine: Why Value Bet Is on Dovbyk to Score
Girona's Ukrainian Forward #09 Artem Dovbyk Celebrates Scoring| Lluis Gene / Afp

Romania vs Ukraine Game Information

  • Game: Romania (0-0-0) vs Ukraine (0-0-0)
  • Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
  • Day/Time: Monday, June 17, 9 a.m. ET
  • Romania vs Ukraine Live Stream: Fubo.tv

 

Romania is back at a major international competition for the first time since 2016, fighting back to top a qualifying group also containing Switzerland, Israel, and Kosovo in unbeaten fashion.

Ukraine, meanwhile, overcame a play-off to reach the tournament, reaching the quarter-finals three years ago before falling to England in Rome.

Tottenham’s Radu Dragusin is perhaps the headline name for Romania, while Nicolae Stanciu is one to watch out for in midfield. For Ukraine, Arsenal star Oleksandr Zinchenko will play in midfield, while Mykhailo Mudryk is over his late-season injury for Chelsea.

Ukraine is the favorites to win the match at -105 soccer betting odds. You can watch the game on FOX or stream it on FuboTV on Monday, June 17th, at 9 a.m. ET.

Romania vs Ukraine Odds and Spreads

Romania
Ukraine
+½ -125
Handicap
-½ -105
+290
Moneyline
-105
O 2½ +115
Total
U 2½ -145

Romania vs Ukraine Betting Tips

  • Four of the last five meetings between the two sides have featured four or more goals.
  • Both teams have scored in four of their six meetings.
  • Romania has lost just one of their last 15 matches in all competitions.
  • Ukraine lost just two of their eight qualifying group-stage fixtures.
  • Romania has scored first in just four of their previous 16 games at the European Championships.
  • Ukraine conceded three goals to Poland in a recent friendly, but they have held Germany and Italy to draws in the past seven months.
  • Ukraine is the second-highest-ranked team in Group E, behind Belgium.

 

Goals on the Menu: Betting on a High-Scoring Euro 2024 Opener

Four of the last five meetings have featured at least four goals with the last dust-up in 2016 finishing 4-3 to Ukraine. It’s unlikely we will see that many goals this week but a lively encounter is expected and my betting prediction is for this Group E opener to finish with at least three goals (+115).

Romania scored two or more goals in six of their qualifying fixtures and scored 16 goals overall in 10 qualifying matches.

Artem Dovbyk Value Bet to Score at +200 Odds

Girona striker Artem Dovbyk netted 24 goals this season to finish as the top scorer in La Liga and, although he scored just twice in qualifying for Euro 2024, I predict that the 26-year-old can get on the scoresheet in Munich this week.

Dovbyk can expect to lead the attack in Ukraine’s opening fixture and he will likely receive good service from Girona teammate Viktor Tyshankov, Shakhtar star Georgiy Sudakov and Chelsea winger Mikhailo Mudryk.

If you love betting on player props, you should back Dovbik to find the back of the net at +200 odds.

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

 

Question of the Day

Who could score for Romania against Ukraine?


Forward George Pușcaș has helped Romania to victory in eight of the nine internationals in which he has scored and he might be the player Romania needs to secure a point.

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