The most important bookmakers give Romania the upper hand in its match against the Dutch in Euro 2008 Group C on Tuesday, when it will be decided whether it would be Romania, France or Italy to accompany Netherlands in the championship quarterfinals. The news comes as Italian media claims the Italian team already booked a plane back home for Wednesday, while Dutch striker promises a good match against Romania.

Romania will face Netherlands simultaneously with the France-Italy match on Tuesday evening in what is seen as the most contested group of the Euro 2008.

The odds listed for Romania against Netherlands go as far as 2.10 for a Romanian victory and 3.75 for a draw.

List of various odds:

  • Gamebookers: Netherlands - Romania 3.00 3.75 2.10
  • Netherlands - Romania 2.90 3.70 2.10
  • Netherlands - Romania 11/5 11/4 11/10
  • Netherlands - Romania 3.04 3.65 2.17

Meanwhile, France and Italy are also hoping to get into the quarterfinals should Romania lose against the Dutch. But not so much for the Italians, as papers in the Peninsula report that the Italian football federation has already booked a plane to have the team back home by Wednesday afternoon.

In the Netherlands camp, striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport that his team would play for victory against Romania as the honor of the Dutch was more important than the elimination of Italy and France, which Netherlands has already beaten.