The Liga I match at Stadionul Municipal Sibiu on Saturday will see hosts Hermannstadt playing against opponents Universitatea Craiova.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Hermannstadt v Universitatea Craiova can be seen below – along with the latest match odds.
Hermannstadt will be hoping to bounce back here following a 5-0 Liga I loss in their previous game against Steaua Bucureşti.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Hermannstadt have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Sibienii have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals along the way. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Hermannstadt are unbeaten in their previous 9 home league matches. A run that they’ll hope to extend here.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Academia Clinceni in Liga I action, Universitatea Craiova and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
A run of reliable displays from the Universitatea Craiova defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. Over that same time, their own attack force has managed to score 10.
Coming into this contest, Universitatea Craiova are unbeaten in their previous 6 away league matches.
Team News: Hermannstadt
Hermannstadt manager Eugen Neagoe will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Universitatea Craiova
CSU Craiova manager Victor Piţurcă has some current player fitness concerns. Mihai Roman (Heart Condition) and Elvir Koljic (Fibula Fracture) won’t be making appearances.
Our thinking is that Hermannstadt could find themselves up against it to get anything against this Universitatea Craiova lineup who should get the vital goal that wins it.
That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Universitatea Craiova at the end of the match.
What are the top odds for the game?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds on the win-draw-win market, the win for Hermannstadt is available for 3.75, backing a draw is 3.38 and putting your money on a win for Universitatea Craiova comes in at 2.1. Those are the best of the bets that can be secured at the current time.