It would be a major upset were France not to qualify from Group A, so this fixture could go a long way to deciding who joins them in automatic qualification for the last 16.
Few of the current Romanian squad play their football in Europe’s major leagues and although they only conceded two goals in 10 qualifiers, it has to be said that they didn’t have the toughest of groups. Far more worrying is that against limited opposition they only scored 11 goals in those 10 matches.
The Romanians are always a technically capable side, but it’s difficult to think of a time when there was such little top-class quality in their ranks. These are tough times for Romanian football in general and club teams, once regulars in the latter stages of European club competition, rarely feature after the winter break these days. A good showing would certainly boost morale in the game back home and fans can benefit from generous Euros 2016 free bets.
By contrast, Switzerland’s squad has benefitted from long-term planning and is drawn from some of the strongest leagues across Europe, with the Bundesliga being a particular hotbed for Swiss players. It’s therefore no surprise that in the Romania v Switzerland betting odds, it is the Swiss who are the favourites.
There’s little to choose between Romania and Switzerland based on past encounters and this could be equally tight. However, although Romania are capable of making this game difficult for Switzerland, they just don’t look to have enough to beat them. Any Romania v Switzerland free bets will probably be best served by angling them towards a Swiss win is some form.