England vs RomaniaInternational Friendly, KO: 17:00 Jun 6, 2021, Riverside Stadium
ENGLAND complete their Euro 2020 preparations with a clash against Romania at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday evening.
Gareth Southgate's side were far from spectacular in their first warm-up friendly, on a night where Bukayo Saka's debut goal was the difference against fellow Euro outfit Austria.
That victory was marred by a late injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold, which subsequently ruled the Liverpool right-back out of this Summer's showpiece.
However, England have won each of their last five matches and they will fancy their chances of chalking up a sixth straight win when Romania come calling.
Mirel Radoi's men failed to qualify for Euro 2020 and they are currently languishing in 43rd place in the Fifa World Rankings.
Last time out, Romania slumped to a 2-1 loss when playing host to Georgia and that does not bode well ahead of a trip to joint Euro 2020 favourites England.
England have won 14 of their last 15 home matches and the hosts are heavily fancied here at 2/7 with Bet 365.
Romania have triumphed in each of the last two meetings between the countries but the visitors are the unfancied underdogs on Sunday at 10/1 with William Hill, while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 9/2 with the same firm.
The bookmaker's prices for this match unsurprisingly suggest that this will be a one-sided affair but backing the hosts to overcome a -1.5 start on the asian handicap could be the way to go at 17/20 with SportNation.
Here we would require England to win the game by a two goal winning-margin, a handicap that Southgate's vibrant young Lions have overcome in eight of their last 12 matches when playing on home soil.
There is a lot of competition for places and this fixture will provide the English players with one final chance to to stake a claim for a starting berth against Croatia at Wembley next weekend.
England's depth in attack is extraordinary and it's also worth remembering that they slammed in 37 strikes across their eight Euro 2020 qualifiers
What's more, history shows that England consistently beat the teams you'd expect them to beat and that only adds to the appeal of backing the home team to overcome a -1.5 start on Sunday evening.
I'll also jump into the team to score in both halves market and back England to notch either side of the interval, a 21/20 shot with SportNation.
Southgate's options will be strengthened as he gets set to welcome back the Chelsea, Man City and Man United contingent of his squad and the England chief will demand a morale-boosting victory ahead of next week's Group D curtain raiser.
Romania, on the other hand, have little to play for, not to mention they have conceded two more goals in recent matches with international lesser lights Georgia, Armenia and North Macedonia .
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