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The Liga I fixture at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu on Saturday sees hosts Cluj ready themselves for the challenge from opponents UTA Arad.
View all of the CFR Cluj v UTA Arad predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Cluj go into this fixture coming off the back of a 3-3 Liga I drawn result vs CSM Politehnica Iași.
In that game, CFR Cluj had 48% possession and 19 shots at goal with 10 on target. For CFR Cluj, the goalscorers were Durel Avounou (27') and Arlind Ajeti (38'). On the other side, Politehnica Iași got 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Shayon Harrison (11', 62') and Matija Katanec (22') scored for CSM Politehnica Iași.
CFR Cluj have scored a sum total of 10 times over their preceding six outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time amounts to 6.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Oţelul Galaţi in Liga I competition, UTA Arad and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, UTA Arad had 56% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Oţelul Galaţi had 17 shots on goal with 7 on target.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving UTA Arad, three or more goals have been struck. The average number of goals per match during that time is 3.67, with the number of goals averaged by UTA Arad equalling 1.83.
Pre-game facts show that UTA Arad:
- have not won against CFR Cluj when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs stretching back to 06/03/2021 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for UTA Arad. They have not been able to register any victories whatsoever whereas Cluj have maintained the edge over them, getting wins in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
11 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 of them from Ceferiștii and 3 coming from UTA Arad. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league game featuring these sides was Liga I match day 2 on 21/07/2023 which ended up with the score at UTA Arad 1-3 CFR Cluj.
That day, UTA Arad had 44% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Cătălin Carp (40' Own goal).
On the other side, CFR Cluj had 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Daniel Bîrligea (29') and Emmanuel Yeboah (85') scored.
Team News: Cluj
Daniel Bîrligea (Muscle injury), Matija Boben (unknown injury) and Arlind Ajeti (ankle sprain) won’t be available for Cluj gaffer Andrea Mandorlini.
Team News: UTA Arad
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, the UTA Arad manager Mircea Rednic does not have any fitness worries at all before this match.
When taking all factors into account, CFR Cluj are likely to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, UTA Arad could well find it tough to find the back of the net but we do fancy them managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
Therefore, we are anticipating a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for CFR Cluj by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu (22,198)
Captain: Mário Camora
Chairman: Cristian Balaj
Competitions: Liga I position 2