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The Liga I meeting at Stadionul Eugen Popescu on Saturday sees hosts Chindia Târgoviște ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Universitatea Craiova.
Our tips, poll and stats for Chindia Târgoviște v Universitatea Craiova can all be found here (including the best match odds).
Chindia Târgoviște will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Liga I losing effort in their last game against Steaua Bucharest.
It has not been often in recent games where Chindia Târgoviște have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Micul Ajax have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals on the way.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Chindia Târgoviște:
- have not been beaten in the league by Universitatea Craiova in their previous 2 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Universitatea Craiova come into this game following on from a 1-0 Liga I win against Hermannstadt in their most recent match.
A succession of hard-working performances by the Universitatea Craiova defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their past 6 clashes overall. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. That trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, though.
Going into this encounter, Universitatea Craiova are undefeated in their previous 14 league matches away from home. Not many clubs can boast an away record as good as that.
Team News: Chindia Târgoviște
Chindia Târgoviște boss Viorel Moldovan has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Universitatea Craiova
CSU Craiova manager Victor Piţurcă has a number of players out of action. Mihai Roman (Heart Condition) and Elvir Koljic (Fibula Fracture) won’t be making appearances.
Our feeling is that Chindia Târgoviște have the firepower to breach the defence of this Universitatea Craiova team, but one goal isn’t likely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a close game with a 1-2 win for Universitatea Craiova at the end of this one. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Eugen Popescu (6,500)
Captain: Cristian Cherchez
Chairman: Marcel Ghergu
Manager: Viorel Moldovan
Competitions: Liga I position 8