Evenly matched teams: UTA Arad vs CSM Iaşi match preview

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 15:45 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Motorul (7287 seats)

Only a few games have been played in the Liga 1 so far, with UTA Arad placed 8th and CSM Iaşi sitting in the 9th position.

UTA Arad and CSM Iaşi should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

This stadium uses artifical turf, unlike CSM Iaşi's home stadium. The visitors last two games on artifical turf have ended in 1 win, 1 draw and 0 losses.

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UTA Arad form and stats

The first Liga 1 game here at Stadionul Motorul resulted in a draw. Last season UTA Arad's home game statistics were 0 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats from 3 games. The trend of drawing games is also valid regardless of arena as Arad has four draws from their last four matches.

Arad shared the glory with Arges in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. Before that, Arad drew at home versus Voluntari.

This is expected to be a close game, with Arad perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with UTA Arad as a small favourite), we find four games. UTA Arad has won two of these, drawn one and lost one.

At Stadionul Motorul, UTA Arad has the goal stats of 0-0 (for/against) from 1 league fixture.

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CSM Iaşi form and stats

The visitors' first away game in the Liga 1 ended in defeat. Last season CSM Iaşi had these away match statistics: Played 7; won 1, drew 3 and lost 3.

Home advantage was not enough for CSM Iaşi in their previous game, as they lost their Liga 1-match, hosting Gaz Metan Medias, 1-4. Prior to that match, the CSM Iaşi manager D. Pancu faced defeat when travelling to Botoşani and losing 0-4.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with CSM Iaşi playing away and similar expectations, we found seven relevant matches. Results were three Iaşi wins, two draws and two defeats.

It's early days yet, but CSM Iaşi has scored 0 and conceded 4 goals from their travels in the league so far (1 game).

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last five meetings): Arad won zero games, three matches ended with a draw and CSM Iaşi has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / three

Top Goalscorers

AradS. Bustea
S. Bustea
1 goals
UTA AradV. Buhăcianu
V. Buhăcianu
1 goals
CSM IaşiJ. Passaglia
J. Passaglia
1 goals

UTA Arad missing players

CSM Iaşi missing players

UTA Arad CSM Iaşi
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
3 1 0 Played P 0 1 3
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 1
3 1 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 1 2
2 0 0 Scored S 0 0 2
2 0 0 Conceded C 0 4 8
67% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
67% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 67%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 100% 67%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 100% 67%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 33%
67% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 33%
33% 100% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 33%
33% 100% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 100% 33%
 
3.3 2 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 6 5.7
5.3 4 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 2 4
1.7 2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
21 6 0 Total Shots T S 0 12 39
7 2 0 Shots on Target S O 0 4 17
29% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 12%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • CSM Iaşi has the most conceded goals (4) away in Liga 1
  • CSM Iaşi has the most conceded goals (8) in Liga 1
  • CSM Iaşi has the most conceded goals in the second half (6) in Liga 1
  • CSM Iaşi has the the worst goal difference (-4) away in Liga 1
  • CSM Iaşi has the the worst goal difference (-6) in Liga 1
UTA Arad Last season CSM Iaşi
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
28 15   Played P   20 40
16 11   Won W   2 10
7 2   Drew D   6 11
5 2   Lost L   12 19
60 36   Scored S   16 43
21 8   Conceded C   30 57
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   95% 95%
82% 80%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   70% 72%
50% 60%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   45% 50%
21% 20%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   15% 20%
18% 13%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   5% 8%
39% 27%   BTTS BTTS   55% 57%
54% 73%   Clean Sheets C S   10% 20%
11% 0%   Failed to Score F T   40% 28%
 
4.7 5.7   Corners for (avg) C F   3.8 4.3
4.2 2.3   Corners against (avg) C A   6.8 5.8
2.1 1.7   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.9 2.8
2 1   Red cards R C   3 3
 
312 212   Total Shots T S   161 367
129 88   Shots on Target S O   69 158
45% 40%   Goal Efficiency G E   23% 27%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Botoşani 3 2 1 0 8 3 1 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 0 4 3 5 7
2 Voluntari 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 7
3 FCSB 3 2 0 1 7 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 2 5 6
4 Gaz Metan Medias 3 2 0 1 7 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 5 3 4 6
5 Universitatea Craiova 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 6
6 CFR Cluj 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 4
7 Chindia Targoviste 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
8 UTA Arad 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 3
9 CSM Iaşi 3 1 0 2 2 8 2 1 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 -6 3
10 Hermannstadt 2 0 2 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
11 Academica Clinceni 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 -1 2
12 Dinamo Bucuresti 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 2
13 Sepsi 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1 1
14 Arges 3 0 1 2 3 6 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 -3 1
15 Viitorul 2 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1
16 Astra 2 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 -5 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Arges 5 2 2 1 7 6 2 0 1 1 3 4 3 2 1 0 4 2 1 27
2 Mioveni 5 2 1 2 5 6 3 0 1 2 1 4 2 2 0 0 4 2 -1 27
3 Petrolul 52 5 1 3 1 4 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 0 3 2 0 25
4 Rapid Bucuresti 5 1 3 1 4 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 25
5 Sporting Turnu 5 1 3 1 5 5 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 4 0 6
6 UTA Arad 5 1 2 2 8 8 3 0 1 2 5 7 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 5
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Viitorul 14 6 5 3 25 17 7 5 1 1 16 6 7 1 4 2 9 11 8 43
2 Hermannstadt 12 6 4 2 18 14 6 3 2 1 9 6 6 3 2 1 9 8 4 35
3 Sepsi 13 4 5 4 19 17 6 2 3 1 9 7 7 2 2 3 10 10 2 34
4 Academica Clinceni 14 7 0 7 14 21 7 4 0 3 10 9 7 3 0 4 4 12 -7 32
5 Voluntari 14 6 3 5 16 12 7 4 2 1 10 3 7 2 1 4 6 9 4 31
6 CSM Iaşi 14 5 4 5 17 17 7 4 1 2 10 7 7 1 3 3 7 10 0 30
7 Dinamo Bucuresti 9 2 2 5 8 11 5 0 2 3 3 7 4 2 0 2 5 4 -3 25
8 Chindia Targoviste 12 3 1 8 9 17 6 3 1 2 8 6 6 0 0 6 1 11 -8 23

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.