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The Liga I tie at Stadionul Ion Oblemenco on Saturday will see hosts Universitatea Craiova prepare for the visit of Hermannstadt.
All Universitatea Craiova v Hermannstadt game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Universitatea Craiova will be wanting a better result here after a 1-0 Liga I loss in their previous game against Botoșani.
In that match, Universitatea Craiova had 56% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Botoșani had 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Sebastian Mailat (35') was the scorer for Botoșani.
In their prior six fixtures, Victor Piţurcă's Universitatea Craiova have scored a total of 7 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Steaua Bucharest in Liga I action, Hermannstadt and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Billel Omrani (75') was the scorer for Steaua Bucharest.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Hermannstadt has become fairly consistent of late. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 7 while Hermannstadt have scored 7.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 16/02/2019 shows us that Universitatea Craiova have won 4 of them & Hermannstadt 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
In all, 10 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 from Studenţii and 3 created by Sibienii. That is an average goals per game value of 1.67.
The previous league match featuring the two was Liga I match day 8 on 01/09/2022 when the final score was Hermannstadt 1-0 Universitatea Craiova.
Team News: Universitatea Craiova
Elvir Koljic (Tear in the abductor muscle), Stefan Baiaram (Surgery) and Nicusor Bancu (Ruptured cruciate ligament) won’t be able to feature for Universitatea Craiova boss Victor Piţurcă. Terell Ondaan is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Hermannstadt
Due to a mostly healthy squad, there’s only a single fitness worry for the Hermannstadt manager Eugen Neagoe to contend with. Baba Alhassan (Unknown Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the opinion that Hermannstadt should be able to put one past this Universitatea Craiova outfit, although that isn’t expected to be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a 2-1 winning score for Universitatea Craiova when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Ion Oblemenco (30,983)
Captain: Nicușor Bancu
Chairman: Sorin Cârţu
Manager: Victor Piţurcă
Competitions: Liga I position 5, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)