Balanced ball game between Hermannstadt and Petrolul 52 expected

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Competition: Romania Liga 2
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 15:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Municipal Gaz Metan (7814 seats)

Exciting top table potboiler in Liga 2 as Petrolul 52 have come the 124 miles needed to confront Hermannstadt at their Stadionul Municipal Gaz Metan.

Insights:
  • Hermannstadt have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Petrolul 52 have the most clean sheets (10) in Liga 2

Both contenders have had enough rest since their last effort on the pitch. Let's agree to expect an enthusiastic fixture!

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Hermannstadt form and stats

Hermannstadt have performed here at Stadionul Municipal Gaz Metan this season with 5 wins from 7 Liga 2 matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 1 game and lost 1.

Happy days for Hermannstadt in their previous game, a Liga 2 match away at Astra (placed 19th) that ended with a 5-0 victory. As indicated by the result mentioned above, Hermannstadt played a great game against Astra and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one.

In the preceding match a 2-1 victory visiting Brașov Steagul Renașt.

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

Hermannstadt are showing their attacking force in their league home games this season, scoring more than 2,5 goals per game on average (19 goals in 7 games). 8 goals have been conceded.

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Petrolul 52 form and stats

Petrolul 52 have been very strong on the road so far with a massive 15 points collected from 6 Liga 2 games. 5 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat is the record so far. Things are running smoothly for Petrolul 52 who hasn't tasted defeat in their last twelve matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Metaloglobus.

S. Jarović scored in Petrolul 52's previous match, the home game against Concordia Chiajna that ended 1-0. S. Jarović came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Concordia Chiajna last time out, making the manager N. Constantin feel like a tactical genius.

Preceding that game was the away victory against Astra with the score of 2-1.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Petrolul 52 playing away and similar expectations, we found four relevant matches. Results were zero Petrolul wins, one draw and three defeats.

Petrolul have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 14 goals from 6 away matches. The Petrolul defense is a tough nut to crack, having conceded less than half a goal per away game on average (3 goals in 6 games).

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

HermannstadtV. Buhăcianu
V. Buhăcianu
9 goals
Petrolul 52S. Diarra
S. Diarra
9 goals
HermannstadtS. Balaure
S. Balaure
6 goals

Hermannstadt missing players

Petrolul 52 missing players

Hermannstadt Petrolul 52
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
14 7 3 Played P 0 6 14
9 5 2 Won W 0 5 13
4 1 0 Drew D 0 0 0
1 1 1 Lost L 0 1 1
32 19 6 Scored S 0 14 34
12 8 3 Conceded C 0 3 4
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
86% 86% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 83% 86%
57% 86% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 67% 50%
36% 57% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 29%
29% 43% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 7%
64% 71% 67% BTTS BTTS 0% 33% 21%
29% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 50% 71%
7% 14% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 7%
 
4.7 5.3 4.5 Corners for (avg) C F 0 4 5
2.8 2.3 3.5 Corners against (avg) C A 0 2.7 3.5
2.8 2.3 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.8 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
11.1 13 12 Shots (avg) S ( 0 13.2 12.4
5 5.8 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 5.3 5.6
46% 49% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 44% 44%
 
6.9 7.5 10.5 Shots against (avg) S A 0 9 7.4
3.4 4.3 6 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 0 2.7 2.1
Key stats in Liga 2 this season:
  • Hermannstadt have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Hermannstadt have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Hermannstadt have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Hermannstadt haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Petrolul 52 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Petrolul 52 have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Petrolul 52 have the most clean sheets (10) in Liga 2
  • Petrolul 52 have the most scored goals in the second half (22) in Liga 2
  • Petrolul 52 have the the best goal difference (+11) away in Liga 2
  • Petrolul 52 have the the best goal difference (+30) in Liga 2
  • Petrolul 52 have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Petrolul 52 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Petrolul 52 is in the best form (6-0-0) in Liga 2

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Petrolul 52 14 13 0 1 34 4 8 8 0 0 20 1 6 5 0 1 14 3 30 39
2 Hermannstadt 14 9 4 1 32 12 7 5 1 1 19 8 7 4 3 0 13 4 20 31
3 Universitatea Cluj 13 10 0 3 23 11 7 7 0 0 13 2 6 3 0 3 10 9 12 30
4 Concordia Chiajna 14 9 3 2 17 6 7 5 2 0 10 4 7 4 1 2 7 2 11 30
4 Corona Brasov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 SCM Gloria Buzau 14 7 4 3 38 11 6 3 2 1 21 4 8 4 2 2 17 7 27 25
6 CSA Steaua Bucuresti 13 7 4 2 18 8 7 4 3 0 12 3 6 3 1 2 6 5 10 25
7 Csikszereda 14 7 1 6 24 21 6 3 0 3 11 10 8 4 1 3 13 11 3 22
8 Metaloglobus 14 6 4 4 18 18 6 3 2 1 10 8 8 3 2 3 8 10 0 22
9 Viitorul Selimbar 14 6 3 5 17 20 8 6 1 1 14 8 6 0 2 4 3 12 -3 21
10 Unirea Slobozia 14 5 5 4 19 13 7 3 2 2 7 5 7 2 3 2 12 8 6 20
11 CSM Iasi 14 6 1 7 20 16 6 2 0 4 6 7 8 4 1 3 14 9 4 19
12 Unirea Dej 14 5 3 6 14 14 8 4 2 2 11 8 6 1 1 4 3 6 0 18
13 Ripensia Timisoara 14 4 6 4 15 16 8 1 5 2 6 9 6 3 1 2 9 7 -1 18
14 Sirineasa 14 4 5 5 14 17 6 2 2 2 5 8 8 2 3 3 9 9 -3 17
15 ASU Poli Timisoara 14 4 2 8 14 21 6 1 2 3 6 8 8 3 0 5 8 13 -7 14
16 Brașov Steagul Renașt 14 2 3 9 10 25 8 2 1 5 7 17 6 0 2 4 3 8 -15 9
17 Unirea Constanta 14 2 1 11 10 39 6 1 0 5 3 14 8 1 1 6 7 25 -29 7
18 Dunarea Calarasi 14 0 3 11 9 32 7 0 1 6 4 15 7 0 2 5 5 17 -23 3
19 Astra 14 4 4 6 15 19 8 3 1 4 9 12 6 1 3 2 6 7 -4 2
20 Dacia Unirea Braila 14 0 2 12 6 44 7 0 2 5 2 20 7 0 0 7 4 24 -38 2

Read more about Liga 2

The Liga II, also spelled Liga 2, is the second highest level in Romanian football. It is also known by the sponsorship name Liga 2 Casa Pariurilor. Liga II has 20 teams each playing 38 fixtures to create a final league table. The two top teams are promoted directly, while the bottom five are relegated. Third place gets to play a promotion play-off.