Football betting guide: CFR Cluj odds-on when Universitatea Craiova arrive

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul CMC (23500 seats)

We love the setup of this game, with CFR Cluj positioned 1st and Universitatea Craiova in 3rd. Here's our full preview!

Insights:
  • CFR Cluj have the fewest conceded goals (16) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova have the most scored goals (55) in Liga 1

There has not been much time to rest for the guests, as they played a Romania Cup game only three days ago.

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CFR Cluj form and stats

Home games in the Liga 1 have been a walk in the park for CFR Cluj so far, with 41 points won from 15 matches; 13 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Cluj, as their goalkeeper Karlo Letica has completely shut out the opponents for 286 minutes in the Liga 1.

A good away victory last time out for CFR Cluj, who won 6-0 against Arges. As indicated by the result mentioned above, Cluj played a great game against Arges and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one.

Before that, CFR Cluj had a home game versus SSC Farul which ended with a victory 1-0.

Cluj have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Stadionul CMC with 26 goals in 15 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. As for guarding their own goal, CFR Cluj have only let in 7 goals at home.

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Universitatea Craiova form and stats

6-3-6 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Universitatea Craiova in their Liga 1 matches away. It’s been three wins in a row for Universitatea Craiova on their travels, an amazing performance which inspire hopes of making this one the fourth consecutive victory.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Romania Cup home loss versus Sepsi with 0-1 on the scoreboard.

The game before that, in the Liga 1, was lost at home, a 0-1 defeat against FCSB.

Universitatea has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 25 goals from 15 games. As opposed to that, Universitatea Craiova have seen the ball go into their own net 20 times on the road. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most up to date recorded history featuring both these sides is the Universitatea Craiova - Cluj 3-2 played not long ago this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three CFR Cluj victories, four draws and three Universitatea Craiova wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

CFR ClujG. Debeljuh
G. Debeljuh
13 goals
Universitatea CraiovaA. Ivan
A. Ivan
13 goals
Universitatea CraiovaJ. Markovic
J. Markovic
13 goals

CFR Cluj missing players

Universitatea Craiova missing players

CFR Cluj Universitatea Craiova
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
38 19 6 Played P 6 19 38
29 16 5 Won W 3 9 22
5 2 0 Drew D 0 3 6
4 1 1 Lost L 3 7 10
63 32 9 Scored S 12 35 72
21 9 2 Conceded C 8 23 35
95% 95% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
55% 53% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 79% 68%
32% 32% 17% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 58% 50%
18% 21% 17% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 42% 34%
16% 16% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 16% 21%
32% 37% 17% BTTS BTTS 33% 53% 42%
61% 58% 67% Clean Sheets C S 50% 32% 47%
13% 11% 17% Failed to Score F T 17% 16% 13%
 
4.9 5.2 4 Corners for (avg) C F 3.5 4.7 4.9
4 3.8 3.7 Corners against (avg) C A 5.2 4.2 3.4
2 1.6 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2.6 2.3
4 2 1 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
11.1 11.4 10.7 Shots (avg) S ( 10.2 12.8 13.7
4.7 5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.5 4.9 4.9
36% 34% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 38% 39%
 
8.4 7.2 6.8 Shots against (avg) S A 10.8 7.8 7.4
2.6 2.7 4 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.2 3.5 2.9
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • CFR Cluj have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • CFR Cluj have the fewest conceded goals (16) in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj have the fewest conceded goals (7) at home in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj have the most clean sheets (23) in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj have the most points (41) at home in Liga 1
  • CFR Cluj have the the best goal difference (+32) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Universitatea Craiova have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Universitatea Craiova have the most scored goals (25) away in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova have the most scored goals (55) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova have the most scored goals in the first half (31) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova 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 CFR Cluj 30 24 4 2 48 16 15 13 2 0 26 7 15 11 2 2 22 9 32 76
2 FCSB 30 18 8 4 54 28 15 11 3 1 38 18 15 7 5 3 16 10 26 62
3 Universitatea Craiova 30 16 6 8 55 29 15 10 3 2 30 9 15 6 3 6 25 20 26 54
4 SSC Farul 30 14 6 10 42 21 15 10 1 4 24 8 15 4 5 6 18 13 21 48
5 Arges 30 14 6 10 28 22 15 7 3 5 13 11 15 7 3 5 15 11 6 48
6 Voluntari 30 13 8 9 31 27 15 9 3 3 21 11 15 4 5 6 10 16 4 47
7 Botosani 30 11 13 6 33 28 15 6 6 3 17 12 15 5 7 3 16 16 5 46
8 UTA Arad 30 9 13 8 24 20 15 6 5 4 12 9 15 3 8 4 12 11 4 40
9 Rapid Bucuresti 30 9 13 8 34 31 15 5 7 3 14 10 15 4 6 5 20 21 3 40
10 Sepsi 30 9 12 9 33 29 15 6 5 4 19 14 15 3 7 5 14 15 4 39
11 Chindia Targoviste 30 8 11 11 23 23 15 3 7 5 11 14 15 5 4 6 12 9 0 35
12 U Craiova 1948 30 8 9 13 31 35 15 5 5 5 14 16 15 3 4 8 17 19 -4 33
13 Mioveni 30 6 11 13 19 36 15 4 6 5 10 14 15 2 5 8 9 22 -17 29
14 Dinamo Bucuresti 30 4 5 21 24 66 15 4 3 8 17 28 15 0 2 13 7 38 -42 17
15 Academica Clinceni 30 3 5 22 21 64 15 2 3 10 12 30 15 1 2 12 9 34 -43 14
16 Gaz Metan Medias 30 6 6 18 21 46 15 2 6 7 11 21 15 4 0 11 10 25 -25 2

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.