Academica Clinceni vs Astra betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Clinceni - Arena 1 (4502 seats)

Academica Clinceni and Astra have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the Liga 1.

Insights:
  • Academica Clinceni has the most clean sheets (7) at home in Liga 1
  • Astra have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Academica Clinceni form and stats

Overall Liga 1 stats at home this season for Academica Clinceni, who have the most clean sheets (7) at home in Liga 1, are 5-4-3 (wins-draw-losses).

Academica haven't scored a league goal since they found the net 210 minutes ago. M. Jutric scored that one. Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Octavian Gabriel Valceanu not having conceded a league goal in 286 minutes.

Academica manager I. Poenaru and his team return home after a 0-0 draw away versus Sepsi (placed 4th) in the Liga 1. Before that, Academica drew at home versus Universitatea Craiova.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Academica have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found six matches with the results: Won two, drawn two and lost two.

Academica have scored 10 league goals here from 12 matches, not a lot. From these home matches, Academica Clinceni have conceded only 9 goals.

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Astra form and stats

4-3-5 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Astra in their Liga 1 matches away. Astra has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

Astra won their last game, 2-0 versus Dinamo Bucuresti played at home. Preceding that game was the away victory against CSM Iasi with the score of 3-2.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Astra playing away and similar expectations, we found nine relevant matches. Results were two Astra wins, three draws and four defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Astra manager E. Neagoe as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Petrolul 52.

Astra are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 18 times in 12 away games so far. As for defending, Astra rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 20 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Astra - Academica Clinceni 0-2. Head-2-head stats last three meetings: one - one - one (Academica Clinceni wins - draws - Astra wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

AstraC. Budescu
C. Budescu
8 goals
AstraV. Gheorghe
V. Gheorghe
6 goals
AcademicaT. Chunchukov
T. Chunchukov
4 goals

Academica Clinceni missing players

Astra missing players

Academica Clinceni Astra
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
24 12 3 Played P 2 12 24
8 5 1 Won W 1 4 7
11 4 1 Drew D 0 3 7
5 3 1 Lost L 1 5 10
22 10 1 Scored S 6 18 33
20 9 3 Conceded C 1 20 36
71% 75% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
54% 58% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 83% 88%
29% 25% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 46%
12% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 42% 33%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 33% 21%
33% 25% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 58% 46%
58% 58% 67% Clean Sheets C S 50% 17% 25%
38% 42% 67% Failed to Score F T 50% 25% 33%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.9 2.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.3 2.6
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 4
 
8.8 9 13 Shots (avg) S ( 10 6.8 7.9
3 2.7 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6 3.3 3.9
30% 31% 7% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 45% 35%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Academica Clinceni has the most clean sheets (7) at home in Liga 1
  • Astra have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Astra haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 FCSB 24 16 3 5 49 21 12 10 1 1 31 7 12 6 2 4 18 14 28 51
2 CFR Cluj 24 15 6 3 31 12 12 5 5 2 12 7 12 10 1 1 19 5 19 51
3 Universitatea Craiova 24 13 8 3 28 13 12 6 3 3 12 8 12 7 5 0 16 5 15 47
4 Sepsi 24 8 13 3 37 24 12 4 6 2 19 12 12 4 7 1 18 12 13 37
5 Botosani 23 10 6 7 35 29 12 5 4 3 17 10 11 5 2 4 18 19 6 36
6 Academica Clinceni 24 8 11 5 22 20 12 5 4 3 10 9 12 3 7 2 12 11 2 35
7 Arges 24 7 9 8 24 28 12 3 5 4 12 14 12 4 4 4 12 14 -4 30
8 Chindia Targoviste 24 7 8 9 20 22 12 3 4 5 13 17 12 4 4 4 7 5 -2 29
9 UTA Arad 23 7 8 8 22 31 11 1 4 6 7 18 12 6 4 2 15 13 -9 29
10 Astra 24 7 7 10 33 36 12 3 4 5 15 16 12 4 3 5 18 20 -3 28
11 Gaz Metan Medias 24 8 4 12 29 35 12 5 2 5 14 15 12 3 2 7 15 20 -6 28
12 Dinamo Bucuresti 24 7 5 12 23 28 12 3 4 5 12 11 12 4 1 7 11 17 -5 26
13 Viitorul 23 5 10 8 29 31 11 3 5 3 19 19 12 2 5 5 10 12 -2 25
14 Hermannstadt 24 4 10 10 22 33 12 3 4 5 12 16 12 1 6 5 10 17 -11 22
15 Voluntari 24 5 6 13 26 37 12 3 2 7 14 18 12 2 4 6 12 19 -11 21
16 CSM Iasi 23 4 4 15 23 53 12 2 2 8 12 25 11 2 2 7 11 28 -30 16

Read more about Liga 1

The Liga I, also spelled Liga 1, is the top level of the football pyramid in Romania. It is also known as the Liga 1 Betano due to its sponsor. It has 14 teams playing 26 fixtures each to create a league table for the regular season. The top six teams then play a championship round, the last eight play a relegation round.