Football tips: Chindia Târgovişte vs Universitatea Craiova - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Gloria (180000 seats)

Chindia Târgovişte will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 18 points behind Universitatea Craiova.

Insights:
  • Chindia Târgovişte has the fewest scored goals (20) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Liga 1

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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Chindia Târgovişte form and stats

Overall Liga 1 stats at home this season for Chindia Târgovişte, who have the fewest scored goals (20) in Liga 1, are 3-4-5 (wins-draw-losses).

Târgovişte lost their last game at FCSB (placed 1st) after a 0-1 scoreline. In the match before that, Chindia Târgovişte hosted UTA Arad and drew the game 1-1.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Târgovişte, as the Romania Cup home game vs Universitatea Craiova is only three days away.

Târgovişte are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 12 games. Chindia Târgovişte have conceded 17 in these home matches.

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Universitatea Craiova form and stats

The away team have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 7 wins, 5 draws and only 0 losses in the Liga 1. Things are running smoothly for Universitatea Craiova who hasn't tasted defeat in their last ten matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against FCSB.

382 minutes! That's how long the Universitatea Craiova goalkeeper Mirko Pigliacelli and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Alexandru Cicâldău scored in Universitatea's previous match, the home game against Hermannstadt that ended 1-0. Preceding that game, the 0-0 draw paying a visit to Academica Clinceni.

Universitatea has another fixture away, a Romania Cup game, against Chindia Târgovişte in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Universitatea have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 12 league away games 16 goals have been scored. Universitatea are tight as a drum on their travels, having allowed the opposition only 5 goals away.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Universitatea Craiova - Chindia Târgovişte 0-1 played earlier this season. Chindia Târgovişte-Universitatea Craiova H2H statistics last seven meetings regardless of arena: Târgovişte three wins, Universitatea Craiova one win, three draws. one of these seven matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Universitatea CraiovaA. Cicâldău
A. Cicâldău
8 goals
Chindia TârgovişteD. Popa
D. Popa
6 goals
Universitatea CraiovaE. Koljič
E. Koljič
6 goals

Chindia Târgovişte missing players

Universitatea Craiova missing players

Chindia Târgovişte Universitatea Craiova
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
24 12 4 Played P 3 12 24
7 3 0 Won W 2 7 13
8 4 0 Drew D 1 5 8
9 5 4 Lost L 0 0 3
20 13 3 Scored S 4 16 28
22 17 8 Conceded C 2 5 13
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 75% 83%
50% 75% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 50% 50%
21% 42% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 33% 25%
12% 25% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 8%
4% 8% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 4%
38% 67% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 42% 38%
38% 17% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 58% 50%
38% 17% 50% Failed to Score F T 33% 25% 29%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.2 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.8 1.4
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
8.4 8.7 7 Shots (avg) S ( 12 14.3 13.3
2.8 3.4 2.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.7 5.4 5.2
30% 32% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 25% 22%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Chindia Târgovişte has the fewest scored goals (20) in Liga 1
  • Chindia Târgovişte has the fewest scored goals in the second half (8) in Liga 1
  • Chindia Târgovişte have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Chindia Târgovişte haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Universitatea Craiova has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova has the fewest matches over the total-line (6) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova has the most matches under the total-line (17) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova have not yet lost a game away.
  • 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.

  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 23 14 6 3 30 12 12 5 5 2 12 7 11 9 1 1 18 5 18 48
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 Botosani 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 Arges 24 7 9 8 24 28 12 3 5 4 12 14 12 4 4 4 12 14 -4 30
8 Chindia Târgovişte 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 Gaz Metan Medias 23 8 4 11 29 34 11 5 2 4 14 14 12 3 2 7 15 20 -5 28
11 Dinamo Bucuresti 23 7 5 11 23 26 12 3 4 5 12 11 11 4 1 6 11 15 -3 26
12 Viitorul 23 5 10 8 29 31 11 3 5 3 19 19 12 2 5 5 10 12 -2 25
13 Astra 23 6 7 10 31 36 11 2 4 5 13 16 12 4 3 5 18 20 -5 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.