Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu: CFR Cluj vs Viitorul Liga 1 preview

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu (23500 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for CFR Cluj - Viitorul!

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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CFR Cluj form and stats

11-1-0 is the performance here at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu so far in the Liga 1, giving CFR Cluj a total of 34 from their 12 games here. Outstanding results! In general it's been a long time since CFR Cluj tasted defeat here at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, as they have taken at least one point from their last twelve home games.

The CFR Cluj goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski is looking to record 90 more "clean sheet" minutes as his team have now played 379 minutes without conceding a goal in the Liga 1.

CFR Cluj manager D. Petrescu and his team return home after a 0-0 draw away versus Gaz Metan Medias (placed 6th) in the Liga 1. Before that, CFR Cluj had a home game versus FCSB which ended with a victory 1-0.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier CFR Cluj matches with similar probabilities have ended with four wins, zero draws and two defeats (from six games).

CFR Cluj are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu in their league games, having scored an impressive 30 goals in 12 matches. CFR Cluj have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 2 goals.

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Viitorul form and stats

The visitors are W3-D4-L5 on the road this term. That's in the Liga 1.

The manager G. Hagi was unhappy after their last game, a Liga 1 match played at their home ground Baza Sportiv? Campo Verde. Viitorul suffered a 1-2 loss to Universitatea Craiova (placed 2nd). Before that one, a nice away victory 2-1 at CSM Iaşi.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Viitorul when being an outsider away as they are today, we find one match with the visitors losing zero times, drawing zero and winning one game.

Viitorul have scored 13 goals on their travels this season, from 12 away games in the league. As opposed to that, Viitorul have seen the ball go into their own net 16 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Viitorul - CFR Cluj 3-1. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: six wins for CFR Cluj, zero draws and four wins for Viitorul. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

ViitorulG. Iancu
G. Iancu
10 goals
CFR ClujA. Omrani
A. Omrani
7 goals
CFR ClujC. Deac
C. Deac
6 goals

CFR Cluj missing players

Viitorul missing players

CFR Cluj Viitorul
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 12 3 Played P 3 12 24
14 11 3 Won W 0 3 11
6 1 0 Drew D 1 4 5
4 0 0 Lost L 2 5 8
49 30 5 Scored S 3 13 44
16 2 0 Conceded C 6 16 29
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
75% 75% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 79%
54% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 50% 67%
33% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 25% 42%
21% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 21%
42% 17% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 62%
58% 83% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 17% 21%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 21%
 
5.8 6.9 8 Corners for (avg) C F 3.7 5.2 5.7
4 3.9 4.7 Corners against (avg) C A 3.3 2.9 3.4
2 2.2 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2.6 2.4
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
289 153 37 Total Shots T S 34 125 313
123 60 11 Shots on Target S O 11 44 123
40% 50% 45% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 30% 36%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • CFR Cluj has the most clean sheets (10) at home
  • CFR Cluj has the most clean sheets (14)
  • CFR Cluj has the most points (34) at home
  • CFR Cluj has the most scored goals (49)
  • CFR Cluj has the most scored goals in the first half (22)
  • CFR Cluj has the the best goal difference (+28) at home
  • CFR Cluj has the the best goal difference (+33)
  • CFR Cluj have not yet lost a game at home.
  • CFR Cluj have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • CFR Cluj have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Viitorul have scored away.
  • CFR Cluj have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • CFR Cluj haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Viitorul has the most scored goals in the second half (30)

  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 24 14 6 4 49 16 12 11 1 0 30 2 12 3 5 4 19 14 33 48
2 Universitatea Craiova 24 13 4 7 36 24 12 9 1 2 24 10 12 4 3 5 12 14 12 43
3 FCSB 23 13 3 7 35 26 11 5 2 4 16 16 12 8 1 3 19 10 9 42
4 Astra 24 13 4 7 34 25 12 8 3 1 22 11 12 5 1 6 12 14 9 40
5 Viitorul 24 11 5 8 44 29 12 8 1 3 31 13 12 3 4 5 13 16 15 38
6 Gaz Metan Medias 24 10 7 7 30 28 12 6 5 1 18 10 12 4 2 6 12 18 2 37
7 Botosani 23 9 9 5 31 28 11 4 4 3 14 14 12 5 5 2 17 14 3 36
8 Sepsi 24 7 11 6 28 23 12 5 4 3 17 9 12 2 7 3 11 14 5 32
9 Dinamo Bucuresti 24 9 4 11 35 39 12 8 2 2 23 11 12 1 2 9 12 28 -4 31
10 Hermannstadt 23 5 9 9 23 38 12 5 4 3 15 16 11 0 5 6 8 22 -15 24
11 Chindia Târgovişte 24 6 6 12 27 44 12 3 4 5 13 19 12 3 2 7 14 25 -17 24
12 CSM Iaşi 24 5 7 12 23 33 12 4 4 4 15 15 12 1 3 8 8 18 -10 22
13 Academica Clinceni 23 4 8 11 28 44 12 2 7 3 12 16 11 2 1 8 16 28 -16 20
14 Voluntari 24 3 5 16 18 44 12 1 2 9 8 21 12 2 3 7 10 23 -26 14
15 Gloria Lunca Teuz Cermei 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
16 Crisul Chisineu Cris 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0

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.