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Hermannstadt face off with visiting side Petrolul Ploieşti at Stadionul Municipal Sibiu in this Liga I tie on Sunday.
Our Hermannstadt v Petrolul Ploieşti predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Hermannstadt enter this fixture following a 1-1 Liga I drawn match against Voluntari.
In that match, Hermannstadt had 30% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Voluntari had 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. Daniel Florea (90') was the scorer for Voluntari.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Hermannstadt have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Hermannstadt have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals in the process.
A look at their previous results shows us that Hermannstadt:
- haven't won against Petrolul Ploieşti in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 11 home league matches. A very good run at home.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against CFR Cluj in Liga I competition, Petrolul Ploieşti will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Petrolul Ploieşti managed 34% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Petrolul Ploieşti was Christian Irobiso (23'). At the other end, CFR Cluj got 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Kader Keita (52') and Ciprian Deac (90') scored for CFR Cluj.
It is worth noting that Petrolul Ploieşti have struggled for goals over their previous 6 clashes, netting the poor return of only 3. In those matches, Lupii galbeni have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 7. That being said, it remains to be seen if such a trend will persist here in this match.
Head to head
The last league fixture between these clubs was Liga I match day 10 on 24/09/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Petrolul Ploieşti 0-0 Hermannstadt.
That day, Petrolul Ploieşti had 37% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
Hermannstadt had 14 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Team News: Hermannstadt
There is just the sole fitness concern for the Hermannstadt manager Eugen Neagoe to contend with from a near full-strength squad. Dragoș Iancu (Broken fibula) will miss out.
It looks as if Sibienii look set to kick off with a 4-3-3 formation this time with Catalin Cabuz, Mihai Butean, Valerica Gaman, Florin Bejan, Raul Oprut, Alessandro Murgia, Sota Mino, Alexandru Oroian, Silviu Balaure, Daniel Paraschiv and Ianis Stoica.
Team News: Petrolul Ploieşti
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, the Petrolul Ploieşti boss Florin Pârvu has zero fitness concerns at all before this game.
We reckon that Lupii galbeni might elect for a 4-4-1-1 formation, going with Lukas Zima, Paul Papp, Bart Meijers, Marian Huja, Valentin Ticu, Seniko Doua, Takayuki Seto, Sergiu Hanca, Jair, A. Marian Musi and Christian Irobiso.
We’ve got the feeling that Petrolul Ploieşti will have to work hard as a team to register a score against this Hermannstadt lineup who we reckon will be able to grind out a win.
Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Hermannstadt at the end of the match.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Municipal Sibiu (14,200)
Captain: Petrișor Petrescu
Chairman: Stefan Bacila
Manager: Eugen Neagoe
Competitions: Liga I position 7