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The Liga I match at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu on Monday sees home team Cluj doing battle with Petrolul Ploieşti.
All CFR Cluj v Petrolul Ploieşti game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Cluj are hoping to win again following a 1-4 Liga I victory over Voluntari.
In that match, CFR Cluj had 56% possession and 19 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For CFR Cluj, the goals were scored by Karlo Muhar (45', 57') and Luka Juričić (92'). For their opponents, Voluntari had 19 shots on goal with 5 on target. Andrei Dumiter (27') was the scorer for Voluntari.
Matches featuring CFR Cluj have usually been lively ones recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 22 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 13 of those belonging to CFR Cluj. In any event, it remains to be seen if such a trend will be replicated here in this match.
Going into this one, CFR Cluj have not been beaten in the league by Petrolul Ploieşti in their last 2 matches.
Previously, Petrolul Ploieşti drew 2-2 in the Liga I match with Oţelul Galaţi.
In that match, Petrolul Ploieşti had 51% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Petrolul Ploieşti was Jair (30', 53'). Oţelul Galaţi got 12 shots at goal with 9 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Petrolul Ploieşti have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals overall. At the back, Petrolul Ploieşti certainly have room for improvement.
Their previous form shows that Petrolul Ploieşti:
- have left without a victory over CFR Cluj in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 11/08/2015 tells us that Cluj have won 3 of these games & Petrolul Ploieşti 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 11 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Ceferiștii and 4 created by Lupii galbeni. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league match between these clubs was Liga I match day 27 on 27/02/2023 which ended up with the score at Petrolul Ploieşti 2-5 CFR Cluj.
Team News: Cluj
Matija Boben (Unknown Injury) and Cristian Manea (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Cluj gaffer Dan Petrescu.
In our view, Ceferiștii could make use of the 4-3-1-2 system in the match featuring Razvan Sava, Vasile Mogos, Anton Kresic, Arlind Ajeti, Camora, Karlo Muhar, P. Tachtsidis, Lovro Cvek, Durel Avounou, Philip Otele and Daniel Birligea.
Team News: Petrolul Ploieşti
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Petrolul Ploieşti manager has no fitness worries to speak of before this game.
We’re of the thinking that Lupii galbeni might elect for a 4-4-1-1 lineup, starting the game with Lukas Zima, Seniko Doua, Paul Papp, Bart Meijers, Pedro Justiniano, A. Marian Musi, Sergiu Hanca, Valentin Ticu, Gheorghe Grozav, Takayuki Seto and Jair.
We feel that CFR Cluj should get the win and a possible clean sheet when they meet Petrolul Ploieşti, who might well find it difficult to score.
We’re tipping a 2-0 victory for CFR Cluj after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu (22,198)
Captain: Mário Camora
Chairman: Cristian Balaj
Manager: Dan Petrescu
Competitions: Liga I position 2