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Preview – Romania v Switzerland

Preview – Romania v Switzerland

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Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu will be determined to see a response from his side as they prepare to face Switzerland in their second outing in Group A at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

The Romanians were denied a valuable point at the Stade de France in Paris in the opening game of Euro 2016, with West Ham United star Dimitri Payet scoring a stunning, winning goal late on in the contest.

There are injury concerns surrounding left-back Razvan Rat who struggled to cope with France star Antoine Griezmann, with Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri likely to cause him more problems on Wednesday.

Having only recently recovered from a shoulder injury, Iordanescu will have to decide whether the 35-year-old Rat will be the right option or instead, to go with Steliano Filip to face a Swiss side who overcame ten-man Albania in their opening game.

Another win for Switzerland, who are priced at 27/20 to claim a second victory of the tournament, would secure their place in the knockout stages at Euro 2016 after that narrow 1-0 success over the Albanians.

There are no injury concerns for manager Vladimir Petkovic who will be desperate to book their place in the knockout stages before their final Group A encounter with hosts France.

Romania and Switzerland have an even record in previous fixtures, having both won five times in their 12 meetings to date, with draws in the other two games.

The Romanians won 1-0 in their last meeting with the Swiss back in May 2012 thanks to a goal by Gheorghe Grozav.

It looks set to be another close encounter between the two sides and Romania could well hold the stars for Switzerland to a draw in Paris on Wednesday, with the stalemate on offer at 43/20 with ComeOn.

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