Liga 1: CFR Cluj expected to win home game against Argeş

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Mon 01.March
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu (23500 seats)

It's advantage CFR Cluj so far with their 2nd position in the Liga 1 table, welcoming Argeş who are placed 7th.

Insights:
  • CFR Cluj has the fewest conceded goals (12) in Liga 1
  • Argeş has the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in Liga 1

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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CFR Cluj form and stats

CFR Cluj, who have the fewest conceded goals (12) in Liga 1, have collected 20 points from their Liga 1 home games so far after 5-5-2.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Cristian Emanuel Balgradean not having conceded a league goal in 233 minutes.

It's back home for Cluj, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Gaz Metan Medias away with the result 1-0. Billel Omrani found the net in that victory. The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 0-0 versus Voluntari.

The victory against Gaz Metan Medias came after Billel Omrani's winning goal. The Cluj manager E. Iordănescu was very happy afterwards with the decision to bring on that player in the 62nd minute.

Cluj are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found nine matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won six, drew two and lost one.

There will be little rest for CFR Cluj after this match as they are travelling to UTA Arad for a Liga 1 game in only four days.

CFR Cluj are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 12 goals in 12 games. Cluj have only conceded 7 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Argeş form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Liga 1 travels is 4 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats. Things are running smoothly for Argeş who hasn't tasted defeat in their last eleven matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Academica Clinceni. It could be a hat trick of victories away for Argeş, as they have won on their previous two travels.

It's the second away game in a row for Argeş, but there's smiles all around after the 1-0 victory versus Voluntari (placed 15th) in the Liga 1 last time out. Preceding that match was the 1-1 draw at home vs Sepsi.

We have done a similar check as we did with the hometeam, looking up recent matches where Argeş played away with similar odds. This revealed one game. The visitors overcame the odds to win zero times, one were draw and the home team won as expected zero times.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting CSM Iasi in just four days.

The visiting Argeş have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 12 goals from 12 games. Argeş have conceded 14 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Argeş - Cluj 0-2. CFR Cluj-Argeş H2H statistics last seven meetings regardless of arena: CFR Cluj five wins, Argeş zero wins, two draws. one of these seven matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ArgeşC. Malele
C. Malele
8 goals
CFR ClujG. Debeljuh
G. Debeljuh
7 goals
CFR ClujC. Deac
C. Deac
6 goals

CFR Cluj missing players

Argeş missing players

CFR Cluj Argeş
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 12 4 Played P 4 12 24
15 5 1 Won W 1 4 7
6 5 2 Drew D 1 4 9
3 2 1 Lost L 2 4 8
31 12 4 Scored S 2 12 24
12 7 3 Conceded C 5 14 28
83% 67% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
58% 50% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 67% 67%
29% 33% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 33% 33%
8% 8% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 17% 17%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
38% 42% 50% BTTS BTTS 25% 42% 50%
58% 50% 25% Clean Sheets C S 25% 25% 25%
21% 42% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 33% 29%
 
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 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.3 2.1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 1 3 3
 
11.2 11 10.8 Shots (avg) S ( 6.2 7.2 7.9
4.6 4.3 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.5 3.1 3.5
28% 23% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 32% 28%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Argeş has the fewest scored goals in the first half (5) in Liga 1
  • Argeş haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • CFR Cluj has the fewest conceded goals (12) in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (5) 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 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 Botoşani 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 Argeş 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.