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The Liga I match at Stadionul Dinamo on Friday sees home team Dinamo Bucharest playing against FC U Craiova.
Our Dinamo Bucharest v FC U Craiova predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Dinamo Bucharest will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 4-0 Liga I losing effort in their last game against Rapid Bucharest.
In that game, Dinamo Bucharest had 53% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Rapid Bucureşti got 17 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Albion Rrahmani (35', 82'), Răzvan Oaidă (56') and Claudia Petrila (61') scored for Rapid Bucharest.
It has been seldom in recent games that Dinamo Bucharest haven’t conceded. In fact, Dinamo Bucharest have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals in the process. That pattern might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
FC U Craiova
FC U Craiova will go into the match following a 4-0 Liga I win versus Farul Constanța in their most recent outing.
In that match, FC U Craiova managed 40% possession and 14 shots at goal with 10 on target. For FC U Craiova, goals were scored by Benjamin Van Durmen (18'), Dragoș Albu (45') and Juan Bauza (80'). For their opponents, Farul Constanța got 14 shots on goal with 3 on target.
In their previous 6 clashes, FC U Craiova have helped themselves to the sum of 17 goals. FC U Craiova have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 14 goals go against them.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 01/08/2009 tells us that Dinamo Bucharest have won 1 of these & FC U Craiova 2, with the tally of draws being 3.
In all, 10 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Dinamoviștii and 5 netted by Studenții. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Liga 1 Play Offs match day 4 on 08/04/2022 when it finished Dinamo Bucharest 1-2 FC U Craiova.
On that day, Dinamo Bucharest managed 48% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Christian Irobiso (1').
FC U Craiova got 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Jérémy Huyghebaert (50') scored.
Team News: Dinamo Bucharest
The Dinamo Bucharest manager Dušan Uhrin Jr. will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: FC U Craiova
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, the FC U Craiova boss Adrian Mutu has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Ionut Zanfir, Hristu Sofianu and Alexandru Voda.
We’re inclined to think that FC U Craiova and Dinamo Bucharest are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 0-0 score when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Dinamo (15,032)
Captain: Dan Nistor
Chairman: Ionuț Negoiță
Manager: Dušan Uhrin Jr.
Competitions: Liga I position 11