Astra supporters put their faith in manager E. Neagoe to deliver victory against UTA Arad

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Marin Anastasovici (8500 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Astra in 7th and UTA Arad in 10th place.

Insights:
  • Astra have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • UTA Arad have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Astra and UTA Arad should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

UTA Arad play their home games on artifical turf, while this game is played on grass. Recent stats for UTA Arad when playing on grass are 17 wins, 12 draws and 14 defeats from 43 matches. They have scored 59 goals and conceded 52 times in these games.

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Astra form and stats

When playing at home in the Liga 1, Astra have managed 4 wins, 5 draws and suffered 5 defeats from 14 games.

Astra travelled for their previous game, a trip to Gaz Metan Medias that ended 0-0. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Botosani that ended 1-1.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Astra have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won three times, drawn two and lost one.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Romania Cup game versus Dinamo Bucuresti in only four days. This game is also played here at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici.

Astra has scored 18 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. Astra's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 18 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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UTA Arad form and stats

7 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. That’s the product of UTA Arad playing as the away team in the Liga 1 this season.

Arad had fun at their own home (Stadionul Marin Anastasovici) last time out, beating Sepsi 2-0. Evgeni Shlyakov and Marius Tomozei scored. Prior to that match, the Arad manager L. Balint faced defeat when travelling to Universitatea Craiova and losing 0-2.

We have checked recent matches where Arad have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those four games were zero victories, one draw and three defeats.

Arad find the net regularly in their away games. 17 goals from 14 away fixtures in the league. 16 goals have been conceded by Arad in these games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was UTA Arad - Astra 0-6, played this season.

Top Goalscorers

AstraV. Gheorghe
V. Gheorghe
6 goals
AstraM. Montini
M. Montini
4 goals
UTA AradA. Hora
A. Hora
4 goals

Astra missing players

UTA Arad missing players

Astra UTA Arad
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
29 14 3 Played P 3 14 29
9 4 0 Won W 1 7 9
10 5 1 Drew D 2 4 9
10 5 2 Lost L 0 3 11
38 18 0 Scored S 5 17 26
39 18 4 Conceded C 2 16 36
93% 93% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 86%
83% 93% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 79% 62%
41% 43% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 43% 38%
28% 21% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 7% 14%
17% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 10%
48% 43% 0% BTTS BTTS 67% 50% 41%
28% 29% 33% Clean Sheets C S 33% 29% 34%
31% 36% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 21% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.6 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 2.5 2.8
4 3 1 Red cards R C 0 1 5
 
7.6 9.1 8.3 Shots (avg) S ( 6.7 7.3 8.3
3.6 4.4 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.3 3.6 3.2
37% 30% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 33% 28%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Astra have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • UTA Arad have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • UTA Arad 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 29 20 4 5 56 21 15 12 2 1 35 7 14 8 2 4 21 14 35 64
2 CFR Cluj 28 18 6 4 41 15 14 7 5 2 21 7 14 11 1 2 20 8 26 60
3 Universitatea Craiova 29 16 9 4 33 14 14 8 3 3 15 8 15 8 6 1 18 6 19 57
4 Sepsi 29 10 14 5 42 30 14 4 7 3 20 14 15 6 7 2 22 16 12 44
5 Botosani 29 11 8 10 38 35 15 6 4 5 19 14 14 5 4 5 19 21 3 41
6 Academica Clinceni 29 9 14 6 27 25 15 6 5 4 13 12 14 3 9 2 14 13 2 41
7 Astra 29 9 10 10 38 39 14 4 5 5 18 18 15 5 5 5 20 21 -1 37
8 Arges 29 9 10 10 30 40 14 4 6 4 15 16 15 5 4 6 15 24 -10 37
9 Chindia Targoviste 28 9 9 10 22 23 14 4 4 6 14 18 14 5 5 4 8 5 -1 36
10 UTA Arad 29 9 9 11 26 36 15 2 5 8 9 20 14 7 4 3 17 16 -10 36
11 Viitorul 28 6 13 9 35 33 13 3 7 3 20 20 15 3 6 6 15 13 2 31
12 Voluntari 28 8 7 13 31 38 14 4 3 7 16 19 14 4 4 6 15 19 -7 31
13 Gaz Metan Medias 29 8 6 15 31 41 15 5 3 7 15 19 14 3 3 8 16 22 -10 30
14 Dinamo Bucuresti 28 7 6 15 25 37 14 3 4 7 13 18 14 4 2 8 12 19 -12 27
15 Hermannstadt 29 5 11 13 28 39 15 4 5 6 17 19 14 1 6 7 11 20 -11 26
16 CSM Iaşi 28 5 4 19 26 63 14 3 2 9 13 27 14 2 2 10 13 36 -37 19

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.