CFR Cluj vs Academica Clinceni: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Thu 14.January
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul CMC (3000 seats)

CFR Cluj and Academica Clinceni are both riding high in the Liga 1 with their 3rd and 5th positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • CFR Cluj has the fewest conceded goals (6) in Liga 1
  • Academica Clinceni has the most matches under the total-line (12) in Liga 1

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CFR Cluj form and stats

When playing at home in the Liga 1, CFR Cluj, who have the fewest conceded goals (6) in Liga 1, have managed 3 wins, 3 draws and suffered 2 defeats from 8 games.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Cristian Emanuel Balgradean not having conceded a league goal in 375 minutes.

The spoils were shared in Cluj's previous game, also at home. Visiting Universitatea Craiova (placed 2nd) travelled back with a draw after a 0-0 scoreline. In the game before, an away victory match versus Dinamo Bucuresti with a 2-0 scoreline.

Cluj are traveling soon after this match as the Liga 1 match at Sepsi awaits in three days.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Cluj here at Stadionul CMC in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (6 from 8 games). As for guarding their own goal, Cluj have only let in 4 goals at home.

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Academica Clinceni form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Liga 1 travels is 2 wins, 5 draws and 0 defeats. Academica are enjoying a nice run from their away games now, having played seven in a row without losing.

There were no winners in Academica's previous match, a Liga 1 home game that ended 1-1 vs Dinamo Bucuresti (placed 11th). Preceding that game, the 0-0 draw paying a visit to CSM Iasi.

The draw against Dinamo Bucuresti came from a losing position. The Academica Clinceni manager I. Poenaru brought on Tsvetelin Chunchukov as a substitute and the player scored to make the scores level.

A new game in only three days for Academica, the Liga 1 home match versus Hermannstadt. Busy days.

Academica find the net regularly in their away games. 8 goals from 7 away fixtures in the league. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (5 so far). It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Academica Clinceni - CFR Cluj 1-2 played earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last three matches): Cluj three wins, zero draws and Academica Clinceni zero victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), zero games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

ClujC. Deac
C. Deac
4 goals
CFR ClujG. Debeljuh
G. Debeljuh
3 goals
Academica ClinceniE. Cebotaru
E. Cebotaru
3 goals

CFR Cluj missing players

Academica Clinceni missing players

CFR Cluj Academica Clinceni
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 8 3 Played P 1 7 15
9 3 1 Won W 1 2 6
4 3 2 Drew D 0 5 7
2 2 0 Lost L 0 0 2
18 6 2 Scored S 1 8 16
6 4 0 Conceded C 0 5 10
80% 62% 33% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 57% 73%
60% 38% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 43% 53%
20% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 29% 20%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 13%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 7%
27% 25% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 29% 27%
67% 62% 100% Clean Sheets C S 100% 71% 67%
27% 50% 67% Failed to Score F T 0% 43% 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 4.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 3 2.7
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
10.9 9.6 6 Shots (avg) S ( 6 10 9.8
3.9 3.5 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.9 3.1
31% 21% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 30% 35%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Academica Clinceni has the most matches under the total-line (12) in Liga 1
  • Academica Clinceni have not yet lost a game away.
  • Academica Clinceni have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • CFR Cluj has the fewest conceded goals (6) in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (3) in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (3) in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • CFR Cluj have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.

  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 15 11 1 3 37 15 7 6 1 0 22 4 8 5 0 3 15 11 22 34
2 Universitatea Craiova 15 10 2 3 19 9 7 4 0 3 8 6 8 6 2 0 11 3 10 32
3 CFR Cluj 15 9 4 2 18 6 8 3 3 2 6 4 7 6 1 0 12 2 12 31
4 Sepsi 15 7 6 2 24 13 7 3 3 1 10 5 8 4 3 1 14 8 11 27
5 Academica Clinceni 15 6 7 2 16 10 8 4 2 2 8 5 7 2 5 0 8 5 6 25
6 Chindia Targoviste 15 5 5 5 12 12 7 2 2 3 7 10 8 3 3 2 5 2 0 20
7 Botoşani 15 4 6 5 21 22 7 1 4 2 8 7 8 3 2 3 13 15 -1 18
8 Viitorul 14 4 5 5 19 19 7 2 3 2 12 12 7 2 2 3 7 7 0 17
9 UTA Arad 15 4 5 6 13 25 7 1 2 4 5 14 8 3 3 2 8 11 -12 17
10 Astra 15 4 4 7 21 21 8 2 2 4 11 12 7 2 2 3 10 9 0 16
11 Dinamo Bucuresti 15 4 4 7 18 18 8 2 3 3 10 8 7 2 1 4 8 10 0 16
12 Gaz Metan Medias 15 5 1 9 19 26 7 2 1 4 8 12 8 3 0 5 11 14 -7 16
13 Voluntari 15 4 3 8 20 25 8 3 1 4 12 12 7 1 2 4 8 13 -5 15
14 Hermannstadt 14 3 6 5 16 21 7 2 2 3 8 9 7 1 4 2 8 12 -5 15
15 CSM Iasi 15 4 2 9 14 35 8 2 2 4 9 16 7 2 0 5 5 19 -21 14
16 Argeş 15 2 5 8 14 24 8 2 2 4 9 12 7 0 3 4 5 12 -10 11

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.