Match preview Liga 1: Dinamo Bucureşti - Universitatea Craiova at Arena Naţională

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Arena Naţională (55600 seats)

Struggling Dinamo Bucureşti will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Universitatea Craiova in the upcoming league round. It’s 14th vs 1st and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Dinamo Bucureşti form and stats

Dinamo Bucureşti have played three Liga 1 home games so far, perhaps enough to set expectations for the season. In that case, only 2 points from these matches could be a signal of rough times ahead.

Bucureşti faced defeat in their previous match, away at FCSB (2-3). Ahead of that match, Bucureşti lost 0-1 at home to UTA Arad.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Bucureşti have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found ten matches with the results: Won four, drawn four and lost two.

Dinamo Bucureşti have scored 2 league goals here from 3 matches, not a lot. Dinamo Bucureşti have conceded 3 in these home matches.

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Universitatea Craiova form and stats

Universitatea Craiova are yet to lose a point on their Liga 1 travels this season with 3 wins from 3 away games.

Cristian Bărbuț scored in Universitatea's previous match, the home game against CSM Iaşi that ended 1-0. That result followed a home victory 1-0 versus CSM Iaşi.

World class coaching! That was the thoughts of manager C. Bergodi when Cristian Bărbuț scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 43rd minute.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found five similar matches played by Universitatea in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Universitatea Craiova, one draw and two defeats.

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Universitatea Craiova are regular goalscorers on their travels. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (2 so far).

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Dinamo Bucureşti won one, Universitatea Craiova won four and five draws. six games with over 2,5 goals, four matches with two goals or less.

Dinamo Bucureşti missing players

Universitatea Craiova missing players

Dinamo Bucureşti Universitatea Craiova
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
6 3 1 Played P 2 3 6
1 0 0 Won W 2 3 6
2 2 1 Drew D 0 0 0
3 1 0 Lost L 0 0 0
7 2 1 Scored S 6 7 12
8 3 1 Conceded C 2 2 3
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 67%
33% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 67% 50%
33% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 33% 17%
17% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 33% 17%
67% 67% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 50%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 50%
33% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.7 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.3 0.8
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
76 50 15 Total Shots T S 28 38 84
29 20 8 Shots on Target S O 10 13 33
24% 10% 12% Goal Efficiency G E 60% 54% 36%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Dinamo Bucureşti have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Dinamo Bucureşti have yet to win a game at home.
  • Dinamo Bucureşti haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Universitatea Craiova has the most points (9) away in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova has the most scored goals (7) away in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova has the the best goal difference (+5) away in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova has the the best goal difference (+9) in Liga 1
  • Universitatea Craiova have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Universitatea Craiova have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Universitatea Craiova have won all their games so far.
  • Universitatea Craiova haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Universitatea Craiova is in the best form (6-0-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Universitatea Craiova 6 6 0 0 12 3 3 3 0 0 5 1 3 3 0 0 7 2 9 18
2 FCSB 6 4 0 2 15 9 3 3 0 0 9 2 3 1 0 2 6 7 6 12
3 CFR Cluj 6 3 3 0 6 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 5 2 4 12
4 Voluntari 6 3 1 2 9 8 3 2 0 1 5 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 1 10
5 Hermannstadt 6 2 3 1 9 7 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 1 2 1 5 4 2 9
6 Sepsi 6 2 3 1 6 5 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 9
7 CSM Iaşi 6 3 0 3 10 13 3 2 0 1 7 6 3 1 0 2 3 7 -3 9
8 Botoşani 6 2 2 2 9 7 3 1 1 1 4 2 3 1 1 1 5 5 2 8
9 Chindia Târgovişte 6 2 2 2 4 4 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 2 1 0 8
10 Academica Clinceni 6 1 4 1 5 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 7
11 Gaz Metan Mediaş 6 2 1 3 9 9 3 1 1 1 4 4 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 7
12 UTA Arad 6 1 4 1 5 5 3 0 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 0 3 2 0 7
13 Viitorul 6 1 3 2 8 11 4 1 2 1 7 7 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 6
14 Dinamo Bucureşti 6 1 2 3 7 8 3 0 2 1 2 3 3 1 0 2 5 5 -1 5
15 Arges 7 1 1 5 5 12 4 1 1 2 5 6 3 0 0 3 0 6 -7 4
16 Astra 7 0 1 6 5 17 4 0 1 3 4 10 3 0 0 3 1 7 -12 1

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.