Romania U21 and Croatia U21 will meet on June 18, 2019, in Group C at the European Championship 2019, at the "San Marino" stadium in Serravalle, at 19:30.
Romania's national youth team played two friendly matches this year, being defeated 1-0 by Spain (Mikel Merino 67) and winning 1-0 at Marbella in front of Denmark U20 (Dragoş Draguş 42). Romania had a very good track in Group 8 of the Euro 2019 U21 preliminaries, where it finished first in the ranking with 24p. The team coached by Mirel Rădoi was followed by Portugal 22p, Bosnia Herzegovina 18p, Wales 13p, Switzerland 10p and Liechtenstein 0p. The results of the "little tricolor", who did not miss a match, having 7 wins and 3 draws were 2-0 away and 4-0 home with Liechtenstein, 3-1 away and 2-0 home with Bosnia Herzegovina, 1-1 home and 2-0 away with Switzerland, 1-1 home and 2-1 away with Portugal and 0-0 away and 2-0 with Wales.
Croatian representation played 4 friendly games this season, in which he lost 4-1 in the away game against Switzerland, finishing on a draw still 2-2 with Italy and defeated 7-0 on NK Crikvenica and recently on June 12 with 1-0 Denmark (Toma Bašić 90 + 2). Croatia was 25p, followed by Greece 25p, Czech 16p, Belarus 14p, Moldova 7p and San Marino 0p. The team coached by Nenad Gračan had 25p, just like the Greeks, but had the advantage of direct matches and a top goal, +26, compared to +21. The results of "Mladi Vatreni" were 3-0 away and 4-0 home with Moldova, 2-1 home and 4-0 away with Belarus, 5-1 home and 1-2 away with Czech Republic, 5-0 home and 4- 0 away with San Marino and 1-1 away and 2-0 home with Greece.
According to bookmakers, Romania U21 has a 3.75 share for a success and Croatia U21 has a 2.05 share for a victory. The rank is quoted with 3.30. Romania qualified once at the European Championship under 21 years of age, in 1998, when it hosted the competition and reached the quarter-finals, being eliminated 2-1 by the Netherlands. Now he is a new generation, very talented, with players like Ionuţ Radu, Tudor Băluţă, Dragoş Nedelcu, Alexandru Cicâldău, Dennis Man, Ianis Hagi, Florinel Coman, Darius Olaru, George Puşcaş etc. who together with Mirel Rădoi at least in the semifinals, not only to be satisfied with the mere presence at the Euro 2019. In the group of "tricolors" there was a last-minute change, the striker Denis Dragus, who suffered a fracture at the heel, being replaced by Clark Ricardo Grigore to Dinamo. Betting houses see Croatia as a favorite, but Romania, which has had England with the best defense of the preliminaries, will have to believe in her chance, so we choose as a one-time prediction 1x at break with a 1.45 odds.