Possible nail-biting contest in Gaz Metan Mediaş - UTA Arad game

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 10:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Municipal Gaz Metan (7814 seats)

Season ticket holders at Stadionul Municipal Gaz Metan haven’t seen too many victories this season, with Gaz Metan Mediaş languishing in the 11th position so far. The guesting UTA Arad will be hopeful to defend their higher league position in this one.

Insights:
  • Gaz Metan Mediaş haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • UTA Arad haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

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.

This pitch has grass, which is not UTA Arad's usual surface at their own ground. When playing on grass UTA Arad have performed like this: Played 44 matches resulting in 16 wins, 13 draws and 15 defeats with the goal stats 57-53 (scored/conceded).

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Gaz Metan Mediaş form and stats

Gaz Metan Mediaş have played 12 Liga 1 games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-2-5 (wins-draws-losses).

Mediaş's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-1 versus CFR Cluj (placed 2nd). Prior to that, an away loss at Botosani.

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 Mediaş have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eleven matches with the results: Won five, drawn three and lost three.

The Mediaş fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 14 in 12 matches. Mediaş's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 15 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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UTA Arad form and stats

The visitors are W6-D4-L2 on the road this term. That's in the Liga 1. With three draws in a row for UTA Arad the feeling in the team is perhaps one of both relief and disappointment.

UTA Arad delivered a 0-0 draw playing at home against Botosani (placed 5th) in their previous match; a Liga 1 game. Before that, Arad travelled to Chindia Targoviste and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found nine similar matches played by UTA Arad in our archives, and the results are: three wins for UTA Arad, five draws and one defeat.

The visiting Arad have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 15 goals from 12 games. Arad have conceded 13 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the UTA Arad - Gaz Metan Mediaş 1-3 earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

Gaz Metan MediaşR. Deaconu
R. Deaconu
6 goals
UTA AradE. da Silva
E. da Silva
4 goals
MediaşR. Oliveira Valente
R. Oliveira Valente
3 goals

Gaz Metan Mediaş missing players

UTA Arad missing players

Gaz Metan Mediaş UTA Arad
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
24 12 3 Played P 5 12 24
8 5 2 Won W 3 6 7
4 2 1 Drew D 2 4 9
12 5 0 Lost L 0 2 8
29 14 4 Scored S 6 15 22
35 15 1 Conceded C 3 13 31
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 83%
83% 75% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 75% 62%
54% 42% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 20% 42% 42%
21% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 17%
8% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 12%
62% 50% 33% BTTS BTTS 60% 50% 46%
17% 33% 67% Clean Sheets C S 40% 33% 38%
21% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 33%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.2 3.5 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.6 2.9
2 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 4
 
8 8.1 8.3 Shots (avg) S ( 10.2 7.7 8.5
3.5 3.6 3.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.4 3.8 3.2
35% 33% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 33% 28%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Gaz Metan Mediaş haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • UTA Arad 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 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 Botosani 24 10 7 7 35 29 12 5 4 3 17 10 12 5 3 4 18 19 6 37
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 UTA Arad 24 7 9 8 22 31 12 1 5 6 7 18 12 6 4 2 15 13 -9 30
9 Chindia Targoviste 24 7 8 9 20 22 12 3 4 5 13 17 12 4 4 4 7 5 -2 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 Mediaş 24 8 4 12 29 35 12 5 2 5 14 15 12 3 2 7 15 20 -6 28
12 Dinamo Bucureşti 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.