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Botoșani visit Stadionul Emil Alexandrescu on Monday for the Liga I game with home side CSM Politehnica Iași.
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CSM Politehnica Iași
CSM Politehnica Iași, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-2 Liga I success over Universitatea Cluj.
In that game, CSM Politehnica Iași had 38% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for CSM Politehnica Iași was Alin Roman (55', 93'). Universitatea Cluj got 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
It’s been seldom in recent times that CSM Politehnica Iași have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that CSM Politehnica Iași have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals during that time. That pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
In their previous fixture, Botoșani drew 2-2 in the Liga I tie with Hermannstadt.
In that match, Botoșani had 37% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Botoșani was Jean-Armel Drolé (22'). Hermannstadt had 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Botoșani have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. At the back, Botoșani have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 28/04/2019 tells us that these encounters have not been good ones for CSM Politehnica Iași. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins at all while Botoșani have been the better of the two, winning in 100 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 1 from Alb-Albaştrii and 15 coming from Botoșănenii. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Liga I match day 17 on 18/01/2021 and the score finished CSM Politehnica Iași 0-1 Botoșani.
Team News: CSM Politehnica Iași
The CSM Politehnica Iași boss Mihai Teja does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this match with a completely healthy squad available to select from.
It looks as if Alb-Albaştrii may well use the 4-1-4-1 formation this time, beginning the first half with Silviu Lung Jr., Marius Martac, Florin Ilie, Nicolas Samayoa, Rares Ispas, Julian Marchioni, Andrei Gheorghita, Carlos Jatoba, Alin Roman, Luis Phelipe and Jakub Vojtus.
Team News: Botoșani
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Botoșani manager Marius Croitoru does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
From our viewpoint, Botoșănenii could decide to begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, choosing Razvan Ducan, Alexandru Tiganasu, Gabriel Mutombo Kupa, Junior Pius, Adams Friday, Gabriel Eugen David, Victor Dican, Eduard Florescu, Virgile Pinson, Sekou Camara and Iulian Carausu.
We’ve got the feeling that Botoșani are dangerous enough to score against this CSM Politehnica Iași lineup, although that realistically won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a 2-1 victory for CSM Politehnica Iași when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
CSM Politehnica Iași
Stadium: Stadionul Emil Alexandrescu (11,390)
Captain: Cosmin Frăsinescu
Chairman: Cornel Șfaițer
Manager: Mihai Teja
Competitions: Liga I position 15