Astra and CFR Cluj spectators can't wait for Liga 1 clash at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Fri 18.September
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Marin Anastasovici (8500 seats)

It's still early in the Liga 1 season, but we are learning more and more about the teams. Here is the Astra - CFR Cluj preview!

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Astra form and stats

Astra's first Liga 1 home game here at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici ended in defeat. Last season their home statistics were 2 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats from 4 matches.

Astra are anxiously hoping for a goal as it's been 196 minutes since the last one in league fixtures. (Scored by S. Balaure).

In their previous game, the manager B. Andone led his Astra to a defeat in the Liga 1 match away at Universitatea Craiova. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici. Before that game, the home loss against FCSB with the scoreline 0-3.

At Stadionul Marin Anastasovici, Astra has the goal stats of 0-3 (for/against) from 1 league fixture.

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CFR Cluj form and stats

A perfect away game record so far for the visitors in the Liga 1, but they have only played once. Last season their away game stats were 3 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats from 5 matches.

Cluj's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Sepsi that finished 0-0. A draw for Cluj before that, at their own venue hosting Dinamo Zagreb (after extra-time, 5-6 on penalties) (2-2).

CFR Cluj have the goal stats of 2-1 (for/against) from 1 business trip in the league at this early stage of the season.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Astra victories, three draws and five CFR Cluj wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

CFR ClujV. Costache
V. Costache
1 goals
CFR ClujC. Petrila
C. Petrila
1 goals

Astra missing players

CFR Cluj missing players

Astra CFR Cluj
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
2 1 1 Played P 1 1 2
0 0 0 Won W 1 1 1
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
2 1 1 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 2 2 2
5 3 3 Conceded C 1 1 1
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 50%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 50%
50% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 100% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 100% 50%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 50%
100% 100% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 50%
 
5.5 5 5 Corners for (avg) C F 5 5 5.5
6.5 6 6 Corners against (avg) C A 2 2 1.5
3 3 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 4 2.5
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10 6 6 Total Shots T S 12 12 18
4 3 3 Shots on Target S O 4 4 9
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 50% 22%
Astra Last season CFR Cluj
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   18 36
16 10   Won W   7 22
9 6   Drew D   7 9
9 1   Lost L   4 5
50 30   Scored S   30 68
37 17   Conceded C   17 23
91% 88%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   78% 86%
65% 65%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   78% 72%
53% 59%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   50% 47%
35% 47%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   39% 31%
12% 18%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   17% 17%
53% 59%   BTTS BTTS   56% 39%
29% 41%   Clean Sheets C S   44% 61%
26% 12%   Failed to Score F T   22% 14%
 
4.2 4.1   Corners for (avg) C F   4.4 5.8
5.5 4.8   Corners against (avg) C A   4 3.9
2.7 2.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.6 1.9
3 1   Red cards R C   3 5
 
327 187   Total Shots T S   201 402
124 77   Shots on Target S O   90 169
40% 39%   Goal Efficiency G E   33% 40%

  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 2 2 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 6 6
2 Botosani 2 2 0 0 7 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 5 6
3 Universitatea Craiova 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 6
4 CFR Cluj 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 4
5 Voluntari 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
6 Gaz Metan Medias 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 3
7 Chindia Târgovişte 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
8 CSM Iasi 2 1 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 -3 3
9 Hermannstadt 2 0 2 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
10 UTA Arad 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
11 Academica Clinceni 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 -1 1
12 Dinamo Bucuresti 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1
13 Sepsi 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1 1
14 Viitorul 2 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1
15 Arges 2 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 -3 0
16 Astra 2 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 -5 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 CFR Cluj 10 7 2 1 17 7 5 4 0 1 8 4 5 3 2 0 9 3 10 49
2 Universitatea Craiova 9 7 0 2 17 14 5 4 0 1 9 7 4 3 0 1 8 7 3 44
3 Astra 8 3 3 2 12 8 4 2 2 0 6 4 4 1 1 2 6 4 4 33
4 Botosani 10 2 3 5 10 12 5 1 2 2 6 7 5 1 1 3 4 5 -2 32
5 FCSB 9 2 3 4 13 14 4 1 2 1 7 6 5 1 1 3 6 8 -1 31
6 Gaz Metan Medias 10 0 3 7 5 19 5 0 1 4 1 9 5 0 2 3 4 10 -14 25

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.