Liga 1 preview: Can Rapid Bucuresti edge out victory against Mioveni?

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Marin Anastasovici (8500 seats)

Rapid Bucuresti are considered as expected winners of this home fixture against Mioveni, if the league table is anything to judge by. Or could we be eyeing a possible shock?

Insights:
  • Rapid Bucuresti have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Mioveni have the fewest scored goals (10) in Liga 1

Both sides have had plentiful rest since their last effort on the pitch. Let's look for an active match!

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Rapid Bucuresti form and stats

3-2-3 (win-draw-lost) are the Liga 1 numbers at home for Rapid Bucuresti so far this season.

An away draw last time out for Bucuresti, facing Chindia Targoviste in a game that ended 2-2. Younes Bnou Marzouk was able to secure the draw 2-2 in the game against Chindia Targoviste after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

In the game before, an away victory match versus Academica Clinceni with a 3-2 scoreline.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Rapid Bucuresti handle that role? We have found 13 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are six wins, five draws and two defeats.

Bucuresti aren't scoring a lot here at Stadionul Marin Anastasovici in the league, with only 6 goals from 8 games. Bucuresti have only conceded 5 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Mioveni form and stats

There's been little loot from Mioveni's travels as they have only collected 7 points from 8 away games in the Liga 1. Mioveni only have 2 wins to counter their 5 defeats and 1 draw. A depressing four defeats in a row for Mioveni in their away games. Unhappy days, as the last time they avoided a loss on the road was versus Academica Clinceni.

The Mioveni goalkeeper Razvan Ducan is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 180 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Mioveni are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the Liga 1 against Gaz Metan Medias (placed 13th).

A 0-0 draw was the result before that, hosting UTA Arad.

Mioveni are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is five wins, four draws and four defeats. From a total of 13 matches.

The attacking power of Mioveni when travelling is not overwhelming with 7 goals scored from 8 league matches away. The Mioveni manager A. Pelici-Drăghicescu has some worries about the defense as 17 goals have been conceded in these travels. It's worth mentioning that 10 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches. Mioveni has visited these top teams three times, and 3 of 3 has ended with 2 goals or more!

Head 2 Head

The sides have played each other previously this season, with the match result Mioveni - Rapid Bucuresti 0-2 entered in the official records. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: four - three - three (Bucuresti wins - draws - Mioveni wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Rapid BucurestiA. Bălan
A. Bălan
6 goals
MioveniG. Rusu
G. Rusu
6 goals
BucurestiC. Albu
C. Albu
4 goals

Rapid Bucuresti missing players

Mioveni missing players

Rapid Bucuresti Mioveni
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
16 8 2 Played P 3 8 16
7 3 0 Won W 0 2 4
6 2 1 Drew D 0 1 4
3 3 1 Lost L 3 5 8
21 6 1 Scored S 2 7 10
14 5 2 Conceded C 12 17 22
88% 75% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 88%
62% 38% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 50%
38% 25% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 31%
25% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 25% 12%
6% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 12% 6%
44% 25% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 50% 31%
50% 62% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 12% 31%
19% 38% 50% Failed to Score F T 67% 38% 50%
 
5.6 6.8 11 Corners for (avg) C F 1.7 3.6 4.1
4.2 4 2.5 Corners against (avg) C A 3 3.6 3.8
3.4 3.4 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 2.6 2.3
3 2 0 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
9.8 10.6 15 Shots (avg) S ( 7.7 8.1 9.1
4.8 4.6 6.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.2 2.3
28% 16% 8% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 39% 27%
 
11.4 11.8 6.5 Shots against (avg) S A 12 10.2 8.9
4.1 4.2 2.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 7.7 4.5 3.7
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • Mioveni have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Mioveni have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Mioveni have the fewest scored goals (10) in Liga 1
  • Mioveni haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Rapid Bucuresti have scored more than double the goals of Mioveni.
  • Rapid Bucuresti have won significantly more corners at home than 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 CFR Cluj 16 14 0 2 25 8 8 8 0 0 15 4 8 6 0 2 10 4 17 42
2 FCSB 16 10 4 2 29 13 8 7 1 0 24 7 8 3 3 2 5 6 16 34
3 Universitatea Craiova 16 9 1 6 30 16 8 6 1 1 22 5 8 3 0 5 8 11 14 28
4 Voluntari 16 9 1 6 19 17 9 6 1 2 12 6 7 3 0 4 7 11 2 28
5 Rapid Bucuresti 16 7 6 3 21 14 8 3 2 3 6 5 8 4 4 0 15 9 7 27
6 Botosani 16 7 6 3 15 14 7 2 3 2 4 6 9 5 3 1 11 8 1 27
7 SSC Farul 16 7 4 5 18 9 8 6 1 1 14 2 8 1 3 4 4 7 9 25
8 UTA Arad 16 6 7 3 15 10 8 3 3 2 7 6 8 3 4 1 8 4 5 25
9 Arges 16 7 3 6 16 12 8 3 1 4 6 7 8 4 2 2 10 5 4 24
10 Chindia Targoviste 16 4 6 6 12 12 8 2 3 3 8 8 8 2 3 3 4 4 0 18
11 Sepsi 16 3 8 5 17 17 8 2 3 3 11 10 8 1 5 2 6 7 0 17
12 Mioveni 16 4 4 8 10 22 8 2 3 3 3 5 8 2 1 5 7 17 -12 16
13 Gaz Metan Medias 16 4 3 9 12 19 8 2 3 3 7 8 8 2 0 6 5 11 -7 15
14 U Craiova 1948 16 3 5 8 11 17 8 2 3 3 5 7 8 1 2 5 6 10 -6 14
15 Dinamo Bucureşti 16 2 2 12 13 38 8 2 2 4 10 14 8 0 0 8 3 24 -25 8
16 Academica Clinceni 16 0 4 12 12 37 8 0 2 6 6 15 8 0 2 6 6 22 -25 4

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.