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The Liga I tie at Stadionul Gaz Metan on Friday sees home team Gaz Metan Mediaş welcome opponents Astra Ploieşti.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Gaz Metan Mediaş v Astra Ploieşti match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Gaz Metan Mediaş
Gaz Metan Mediaş will play in this match following a 1-1 Liga I drawn match against Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe.
It has been seldom in recent times that Gaz Metan Mediaş have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Lupii negri have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals in the process.
Leading up to this clash, Gaz Metan Mediaş:
- have not registered a win against Astra Ploieşti in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
In their previous game, Astra Ploieşti drew 1-1 in the Liga I match with Botoșani.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Astra Ploieşti have bagged a total of 10 goals. Dracii Negri have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During that period, they’ve seen 5 goals go against them. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, however.
Pre-game facts show that Astra Ploieşti:
- have not registered a win against Gaz Metan Mediaş in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 01/02/2019 tells us that Gaz Metan Mediaş have won 1 of these games and Astra Ploieşti 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
In all, 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 2 of them for Lupii negri and 9 coming from Dracii Negri. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
Team News: Gaz Metan Mediaş
Gaz Metan Mediaş boss Edward Iordănescu will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Astra Ploieşti
With a completely healthy squad to choose from, Astra Ploieşti boss Bogdan Andone doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
Our assessment here is that Gaz Metan Mediaş may find it difficult to score goals against this Astra Ploieşti outfit who we think might manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Astra Ploieşti at the conclusion of the game.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Gaz Metan Mediaş
Stadium: Stadionul Gaz Metan (7,814)
Captain: Marius Constantin
Chairman: Ioan Mărginean
Manager: Edward Iordănescu
Competitions: Liga I position 13