National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Filiaşi or U Craiova 1948 that keep their silverware dream alive.
Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!
Filiaşi form and statsLast season their Romania Cup adventure ended in the 3rd round.
Filiaşi's struggle is real here with only 8 points collected from 8 3. Liga: Series 4 games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 2-2-4.
The Filiaşi supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Pandurii Târgu Jiu in Romania Cup and win 2-0.
Filiaşi have proved capable of finding the net in their games here with 13 goals in 8 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Filiaşi have conceded 16 goals in these home games, a significant number. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.
U Craiova 1948 form and statsCraiova was sent out of Romania Cup in the 16th finals last season.
U Craiova 1948 are doing rather OK so far in their away games in the Liga 2, having played 3 games and collected 5 points (1 win, 2 draws and 0 losses). Things are running smoothly for U Craiova 1948 who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 27 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against CS U Craiova II. Craiova are enjoying a nice run from their away games now, having played 15 in a row without losing.
Craiova go into this game after a win, the home game against Rapid Bucuresti that ended 5-0. Ahead of that game was the 1-1 draw at home against Şcolar Reşiţa (after extra-time, 5-3 on penalties) in the Romania Cup.
As mentioned above, Craiova was the only team on the pitch versus Rapid Bucuresti in their previous game, winning 5-0. This could be a tougher task.
Craiova are a potent attacking force on the road with their 8 goals in 3 league games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only -1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. The U Craiova 1948 manager N. Napoli has some worries about the defense as 6 goals have been conceded in these travels. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadHead-2-head stats last three meetings: zero - zero - three (Filiaşi wins - draws - U Craiova 1948 wins). As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one had two or less.
Filiaşi missing players
U Craiova 1948 missing players
|Filiaşi||U Craiova 1948|
|100%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||96%|
|88%||73%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||91%||88%|
|72%||64%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||64%||68%|
|60%||55%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||45%||48%|
|44%||55%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||45%||40%|
|20%||27%||Clean Sheets||C S||36%||40%|
|12%||9%||Failed to Score||F T||0%||4%|
|0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0|
|0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0|
|2.1||2.2||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.8||1.8|
|1||0||Red cards||R C||0||1|
|110||68||Total Shots||T S||130||216|
|47||31||Shots on Target||S O||63||100|
|40%||29%||Goal Efficiency||G E||40%||42%|
|1||U Craiova 1948||16||13||3||0||40||9||8||5||3||0||20||4||8||8||0||0||20||5||31||42|
|3||Crisul Chisineu Cris||17||9||4||4||24||19||9||6||2||1||13||6||8||3||2||3||11||13||5||31|
|9||Gloria Lunca Teuz Cermei||17||6||6||5||31||29||9||2||4||3||15||18||8||4||2||2||16||11||2||24|
|10||Fortuna Becicherecu Mic||17||5||8||4||26||20||8||3||4||1||11||7||9||2||4||3||15||13||6||23|
|13||ACS Poli Timisoara||17||5||2||10||20||35||9||4||1||4||13||14||8||1||1||6||7||21||-15||17|