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Botoșani take on the visiting Universitatea Craiova at Stadionul Municipal in the Liga I tie on Saturday.
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Botoșani will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 Liga I defeat in their last game at the hands of Steaua Bucharest.
In that match, Botoșani had 40% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For their opponents, FCSB got 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Florinel Coman (78') was the scorer for Steaua Bucharest.
Botoșani have really been misfiring of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 versus opposing sides during their previous 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Botoșani have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 14.
Universitatea Craiova come into this clash following a 3-0 Liga I win to defeat Chindia Târgoviște in their most recent outing.
In that match, Universitatea Craiova managed 72% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Universitatea Craiova, the goals were scored by Alexandru Crețu (22'), Jovan Marković (31') and Bogdan Mitrea (65'). Chindia Târgoviște got 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
In the course of their six previous matches, Victor Piţurcă's Universitatea Craiova have managed to stick the ball in the net 8 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 21/04/2021, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Botoșani winning 2 of those games, Universitatea Craiova 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 17 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 from Botoșănenii and 9 for Studenţii. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league clash between these sides was Liga I match day 7 on 29/08/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Universitatea Craiova 1-0 Botoșani.
Team News: Botoșani
The Botoșani manager Marius Croitoru has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Universitatea Craiova
Universitatea Craiova boss Victor Piţurcă has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Elvir Koljic (Tear in the abductor muscle), Stefan Baiaram (Surgery) and Nicusor Bancu (Ruptured cruciate ligament) won’t be making appearances. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Vlad Achim and Terell Ondaan.
Here is a game where Botoșani might well have a job on their hands to see themselves scoring against this Universitatea Craiova side who will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 0-1 advantage for Universitatea Craiova at the conclusion of the game.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Municipal (7,782)
Chairman: Cătălin Anton
Manager: Marius Croitoru
Competitions: Liga I position 13