Match preview Liga 2: Universitatea Cluj - CSM Slatina at Cluj Arena

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Competition: Romania Liga 2
Competition: Fri 26.February
Match begins: 15:30 (UTC)
Venue: Cluj Arena (30200 seats)

Only a win will satisfy the Universitatea Cluj supporters in this Cluj Arena clash with CSM Slatina, having a healthy lead on the opposition in the Liga 2 table.

Insights:
  • Universitatea Cluj have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • CSM Slatina have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Universitatea Cluj form and stats

13 points is a decent return from 6 Liga 2 games here at Cluj Arena for Universitatea Cluj. The data says 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Cluj Arena.

Happy days for Universitatea in their previous game, a Liga 2 match away at Sirineasa (placed 4th) that ended with a 2-1 victory. Before that, Universitatea had a Romania Cup home game versus UTA Arad which ended with a victory 2-1.

The Universitatea fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 9 goals in 6 league matches. Universitatea Cluj are not conceding a lot of goals here at Cluj Arena in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 4 from 6 matches.

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CSM Slatina form and stats

CSM Slatina have only collected 5 points from their away games in the Liga 2, after 1-2-4 (7 played).

Slatina are travelling again after losing away to Concordia Chiajna in their previous match (2-3). Preceding that game, the 2-3 loss visiting Concordia Chiajna's place.

A huge disappointment for Slatina in their last match (vs Concordia Chiajna). Leading 2-0 the victory seemed almost certain, but a fascinating collapse turned everything around and in the end all was lost in a 2-3 defeat.

CSM Slatina have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 7 league away games 8 goals have been scored. 9 goals have been conceded by Slatina in these games.

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Universitatea Cluj missing players

CSM Slatina missing players

Universitatea Cluj CSM Slatina
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 6 3 Played P 3 7 14
8 4 2 Won W 0 1 5
2 1 1 Drew D 0 2 2
5 1 0 Lost L 3 4 7
20 9 4 Scored S 2 8 15
13 4 1 Conceded C 5 9 17
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 93%
60% 67% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 71% 71%
47% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 57% 50%
13% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 14% 7%
7% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 7%
53% 50% 33% BTTS BTTS 67% 57% 43%
33% 33% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 29% 29%
20% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 29% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 1.8 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2 2.4
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9 11.8 12.3 Shots (avg) S ( 7 6.4 7.8
3.5 4.5 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.3 2.6 3.3
38% 33% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 38% 30%
Key stats in Liga 2 this season:
  • CSM Slatina have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Universitatea Cluj have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Universitatea Cluj haven’t played a single 0-0 game at 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 U Craiova 1948 14 8 6 0 27 12 7 5 2 0 15 4 7 3 4 0 12 8 15 30
2 ASU Poli Timisoara 15 7 6 2 16 11 9 5 3 1 9 4 6 2 3 1 7 7 5 27
3 Universitatea Cluj 15 8 2 5 20 13 6 4 1 1 9 4 9 4 1 4 11 9 7 26
4 Sirineasa 15 8 2 5 27 23 9 4 1 4 15 16 6 4 1 1 12 7 4 26
5 Rapid Bucuresti 14 8 2 4 22 20 7 4 2 1 10 8 7 4 0 3 12 12 2 26
6 Csikszereda 15 7 4 4 18 12 8 4 2 2 10 6 7 3 2 2 8 6 6 25
7 Dunarea Calarasi 15 7 4 4 20 16 7 4 2 1 10 6 8 3 2 3 10 10 4 25
8 Metaloglobus 14 6 4 4 16 10 7 3 3 1 9 4 7 3 1 3 7 6 6 22
9 Petrolul 52 14 6 3 5 23 14 8 2 2 4 11 10 6 4 1 1 12 4 9 21
10 Mioveni 15 5 6 4 13 8 7 1 3 3 3 5 8 4 3 1 10 3 5 21
11 SCM Gloria Buzau 15 5 6 4 17 14 7 3 2 2 8 6 8 2 4 2 9 8 3 21
12 SSC Farul 15 6 3 6 16 17 7 2 2 3 6 9 8 4 1 3 10 8 -1 21
13 Sporting Turnu 15 4 7 4 23 19 7 2 4 1 11 10 8 2 3 3 12 9 4 19
14 Unirea Slobozia 15 5 3 7 14 21 8 2 3 3 5 10 7 3 0 4 9 11 -7 18
15 Scolar Resita 15 5 3 7 9 18 7 3 1 3 6 10 8 2 2 4 3 8 -9 18
16 Ripensia Timisoara 14 6 0 8 13 25 6 4 0 2 9 8 8 2 0 6 4 17 -12 18
17 CSM Slatina 14 5 2 7 15 17 7 4 0 3 7 8 7 1 2 4 8 9 -2 17
18 Concordia Chiajna 16 4 4 8 20 21 7 4 0 3 13 8 9 0 4 5 7 13 -1 16
19 Comuna Recea 15 4 4 7 20 26 9 3 3 3 16 14 6 1 1 4 4 12 -6 16
20 Aerostar Bacau 15 2 3 10 17 27 8 1 1 6 9 17 7 1 2 4 8 10 -10 9
21 Pandurii Targu Jiu 15 1 2 12 12 34 7 0 1 6 5 15 8 1 1 6 7 19 -22 5

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.