Match preview Liga 1: Hermannstadt - Sepsi at Stadionul Municipal Gaz Metan

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Municipal Gaz Metan (7814 seats)

Struggling Hermannstadt will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Sepsi in the upcoming league round. It’s 14th vs 4th and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Insights:
  • Hermannstadt has the most dropped points from leading position (18) in Liga 1
  • Sepsi has the most points from losing position (12) in Liga 1

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Hermannstadt form and stats

Hermannstadt have played 12 Liga 1 games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-4-5 (wins-draws-losses).

No payout for Hermannstadt in their previous match, an away game at Universitatea Craiova that ended in defeat 0-1. Before that, Hermannstadt had a home game versus FCSB which ended with a victory 1-0.

Hermannstadt are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 12 goals in 12 games. On the other hand, Hermannstadt have conceded 16 goals.

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Sepsi form and stats

The visitors are W4-D7-L1 on the road this term. That's in the Liga 1. Sepsi are enjoying a nice run from their away games now, having played seven in a row without losing. The Sepsi manager L. Grozavu is a generous human being, having led his team to six draws in a row during the last 36 days.

There were no winners in Sepsi's previous match, a Liga 1 home game that ended 0-0 vs Academica Clinceni (placed 6th). A 1-1 draw at Arges's stadium before that.

The travelling fans enjoy Sepsi's attacking play in away games, having scored 18 goals in 12 league matches away. As opposed to that, Sepsi have seen the ball go into their own net 12 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Sepsi - Hermannstadt 1-1. Head-to-head totals (for the last eight meetings): Hermannstadt won two games, four matches ended with a draw and Sepsi has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: five / three

Top Goalscorers

SepsiP. Šafranko
P. Šafranko
6 goals
HermannstadtD. Mayoral Lastras
D. Mayoral Lastras
5 goals
HermannstadtR. Santos Pires
R. Santos Pires
4 goals

Hermannstadt missing players

Sepsi missing players

Hermannstadt Sepsi
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
24 12 4 Played P 5 12 24
4 3 2 Won W 2 4 8
10 4 0 Drew D 3 7 13
10 5 2 Lost L 0 1 3
22 12 4 Scored S 11 18 37
33 16 5 Conceded C 7 12 24
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 75% 83%
67% 67% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 75% 71%
33% 33% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 50% 46%
25% 25% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 60% 25% 29%
8% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 40% 17% 17%
58% 58% 50% BTTS BTTS 80% 58% 54%
8% 8% 25% Clean Sheets C S 20% 33% 33%
38% 33% 25% Failed to Score F T 20% 33% 29%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.2 3.7 4.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.3 2.3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
7.3 7.8 6.8 Shots (avg) S ( 11 9.5 10.4
2.9 3.2 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.3 4.2
31% 32% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 35% 37%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Hermannstadt has the most dropped points from leading position (18) in Liga 1
  • Hermannstadt haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Sepsi has the most points from losing position (12) in Liga 1
  • Sepsi have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  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.