Liga 1 match prediction and preview for UTA Arad vs Viitorul clash

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Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Fri 15.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Francisc von Neumann (7287 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, UTA Arad in 9th and Viitorul in 6th place.

Insights:
  • UTA Arad has the fewest points (5) at home in Liga 1
  • Viitorul haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

UTA Arad and Viitorul 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.

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UTA Arad form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the Liga 1 this season. UTA Arad, who have the fewest points (5) at home in Liga 1, have only managed 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses from their games here at Stadionul Francisc von Neumann. It's trouble wherever Arad are playing these days as they have suffered four straight defeats now, regardless of arena. They really need to get back to winning ways. Three consecutive losses here at Stadionul Francisc von Neumann is hard to swallow for the home team. Both players, staff and the home crowd are desperate to get something from this match.

UTA Arad are anxiously hoping for a goal as it's been 249 minutes since the last one in league fixtures. (Scored by V. Buhacianu).

The Arad fans got no joy from their last match, a Liga 1 game also here at Stadionul Francisc von Neumann: A 0-6 defeat against Astra (placed 10th). Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Sepsi (0-3).

Arad were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one.

Arad are traveling soon after this match as the Liga 1 match at Voluntari awaits in four days.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Arad here at Stadionul Francisc von Neumann in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (5 from 7 games). Arad are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (14 from 7 played).

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Viitorul form and stats

As the visiting team in Liga 1 matches, Viitorul have produced an overall stat of 2-2-3 so far.

The supporters enjoyed Viitorul's previous game versus Hermannstadt (placed 14th), a Liga 1 2-1 win played at home. Preceding that game, the 0-1 loss visiting Gaz Metan Medias's place.

After this away game Viitorul return home for a Liga 1 game against FCSB. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Viitorul have scored 7 goals in 7 league games away. Viitorul have conceded 7 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Viitorul - UTA Arad 1-1 earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

ViitorulK. Luckassen
K. Luckassen
7 goals
ViitorulG. Iancu
G. Iancu
4 goals
AradA. Hora
A. Hora
3 goals

UTA Arad missing players

Viitorul missing players

UTA Arad Viitorul
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
15 7 2 Played P 1 6 14
4 1 1 Won W 0 1 4
5 2 0 Drew D 1 2 5
6 4 1 Lost L 0 3 5
13 5 1 Scored S 1 4 18
25 14 6 Conceded C 1 7 20
87% 71% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 57% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 86%
47% 57% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 17% 50%
27% 43% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 21%
20% 29% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 14%
47% 43% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 33% 71%
33% 43% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 17% 7%
33% 43% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.9 3.3 5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2 2.1
3 2 1 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
7.7 9.6 9.5 Shots (avg) S ( 6 11.3 12.6
2.9 3 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.7 4.9
30% 24% 14% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 18% 26%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • UTA Arad has the fewest points (5) at home in Liga 1
  • UTA Arad has the fewest scored goals (5) at home in Liga 1
  • UTA Arad has the the worst goal difference (-9) at home in Liga 1
  • UTA Arad have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • UTA Arad have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Viitorul haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 15 11 1 3 37 15 7 6 1 0 22 4 8 5 0 3 15 11 22 34
2 Universitatea Craiova 15 10 2 3 19 9 7 4 0 3 8 6 8 6 2 0 11 3 10 32
3 CFR Cluj 15 9 4 2 18 6 8 3 3 2 6 4 7 6 1 0 12 2 12 31
4 Sepsi 15 7 6 2 24 13 7 3 3 1 10 5 8 4 3 1 14 8 11 27
5 Academica Clinceni 15 6 7 2 16 10 8 4 2 2 8 5 7 2 5 0 8 5 6 25
6 Viitorul 15 5 5 5 21 20 8 3 3 2 14 13 7 2 2 3 7 7 1 20
7 Chindia Targoviste 15 5 5 5 12 12 7 2 2 3 7 10 8 3 3 2 5 2 0 20
8 Botosani 15 4 6 5 21 22 7 1 4 2 8 7 8 3 2 3 13 15 -1 18
9 UTA Arad 15 4 5 6 13 25 7 1 2 4 5 14 8 3 3 2 8 11 -12 17
10 Astra 15 4 4 7 21 21 8 2 2 4 11 12 7 2 2 3 10 9 0 16
11 Dinamo Bucureşti 15 4 4 7 18 18 8 2 3 3 10 8 7 2 1 4 8 10 0 16
12 Gaz Metan Medias 15 5 1 9 19 26 7 2 1 4 8 12 8 3 0 5 11 14 -7 16
13 Voluntari 15 4 3 8 20 25 8 3 1 4 12 12 7 1 2 4 8 13 -5 15
14 Hermannstadt 15 3 6 6 17 23 7 2 2 3 8 9 8 1 4 3 9 14 -6 15
15 CSM Iasi 15 4 2 9 14 35 8 2 2 4 9 16 7 2 0 5 5 19 -21 14
16 Arges 15 2 5 8 14 24 8 2 2 4 9 12 7 0 3 4 5 12 -10 11

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.