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Astra U Craiova betting prediction


Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario will be for some goals to occur. Astra should adopt a defensive stance in search of the defensive weaknesses of the visiting team, in order to reach the winning goal and climb the leaderboard. On the other hand, Universitatea Craiova should dominate the match and have the best goal opportunities, as they have a more technically advanced team. Having said that and taking into account the last matches between the two teams, we would bet on “more than 2 goals”.
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Preview

Astra and Universitatea Craiova meet at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici, in a match for the 17th round of the Liga I. Universitatea Craiova got a home win by (2‑0), in the last league head‑to‑head, played in 30‑08‑2020. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the away team, since they have a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 31‑07‑2020, in a match for the Liga I they tied (‑). In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Universitatea Craiova presents significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis Astra

The home team is currently in the 12th position of the league, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against UTA Arad, by (0‑6). In the last match, they lost in an away match against FCSB, by (3‑0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 22 conceded. For the league, Astra won 8 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 8 home matches. The most recurrent result at half‑time in their home league matches was the 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 7 of the last 8 for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 16 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have never been able to turn the score around. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

Astra Giurgiu enters this match with a 3-0 loss to Steua Bucharest, in the sixteenth round of League I. The goals of the match were scored by Dennis Man and Florin Tanase (x2) . With this result, the home team sealed a series of six consecutive matches without losing to the championship, where they now occupy the twelfth position with sixteen points.
The group led by Eugen Neagoe should present themselves in 4-3-3, privileging the defensive organization and the counterattacks, mainly by the side runners. The three most advanced players, responsible for putting the opposing defensive structure into disarray are Albert Stahl, Constantin Budescu and Dragos Gheorghe. For this match, the helmsman of the home team has all the players available.

Confirmed Lineup: David Lazăr, Daniel Graovac, Valerică Găman, Hugo Sousa, David Bruno, Ljuban Crepulja, Mihai Răduț, Gabriel Serban, Constantin Budescu, Mattia Montini.

Analysis U Craiova

The away team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 33 points won, after 10 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against CFR Cluj, by (0‑0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Sepsi, by (0‑0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last 8 away league matches Universitatea Craiova has a record of 6 wins and 2 draws, so they have won 20 points out of 24 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 8 away matches. In their away matches there are a few frequent results: at half‑time 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches) and after the 90' 0‑1 (3 out of 8 matches). In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 5 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals.

Universitatea Craiova received and drew, 0-0, with Sepsi OSK, making it the third match in a row without savoring the taste of victory for this event, where they are third placed with thirty-three points, four behind the leader Steua of Bucharest. The home team dominated the first half, the visitors the second, but none had the accuracy to undo the 0-0. Note that both teams finished the match with ten players after the expulsions of Vladimir Screciu and Boubacar Fofana.
For this away match, coach Corneliu Papura should keep the team in 4-3-3, promoting supported football. Reagy Ofosu, Ivan Mamut and Cristian Barbut should be the main figures in the attack of the visitors. For its part, the central corridor should be formed by Alexandru Cicaldau, Andrei Ivan and Dan Nistor. Apparently, the coach of Universitatea Craiova can count on all units for this match with Astra.

Confirmed Lineup: George Alexandru, Mirko Pigliacelli, Mihai Bălașa, Stefan Vlădoiu, Marius Constantin, Dan Nistor, Nicușor Bancu, Alexandru Cicâldău, Reagy Ofosu, Alexandru Mateiu, Ivan Mamut.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Astra Universitatea Craiova match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Astra vs Universitatea Craiova match, on 18 January 2021, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Ghana, goes to: Handicap, Over 2 goals ⇒ odd 1.60 at williamhill.

👉 In which stadium will the Astra Universitatea Craiova be played?

The Astra vs Universitatea Craiova on 18 January 2021 will be played at Giurgiu, Stadionul Marin Anastasovici.

 

Liga I - 2020/2021

  • 82% 197 / 240 Games

  • Home team wins 32.99%
  • Draws 30.96%
  • Away team wins 36.04%
  • Over 1.5 69.04%
  • Over 2.5 42.13%
  • Over 3.5 21.83%
  • Goals 469
  • Goals /match 2.38
  • Goals /match home 1.19
  • Goals /match away 1.19
  • Both teams score 48.22%
  • Goals after 80' 16.84%
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