Universitatea Craiova vs Politehnica Iasi
Romania Liga I
Date: Friday, 2 October 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadionul Ion Oblemenco (Craiova).
Universitatea Craiova are quick off their heals in this season’s Romania Liga I and sit at the top of the table bagging 5 wins from as many games so far.
They finished second last season and the start set a platform to challenge for the title this term with the likes of CFR Cluj and FCSB.
Iasi had a narrow escape from relegation last season and were 14th in the 16-team table.
Their start to the new season is encouraging with 3 wins of the 5 games so far. Consistency will be key from now own as the two defeats came with high goal-margins (Gaz Metan 1-4 & Botosani 0-4).
As expected Craiova are massive favorites to win this, priced just under 1.40 odd. Meantime, draw can be backed in the region of 4.50 and away win at 8.00.
Craiova vs Poli Iasi: Head-to-head
Poli registered their first win over Craiova in 4 years when they met in the Cup tie on March 2020. The game was played at Iasi.
When it comes to Liga I clashes, Craiova are unbeaten in the last 8 with 6 wins and 2 draws.
The goal aggregate during the period is Craiova 17 to 6.
Also, Poli Iasi haven’t won an away game at Universitatea Craiova since 2015, 7 matches – 2 draws and 5 losses.
Craiova vs Poli Iasi: Prediction
Craiova had dominated this h2h fixture for years and they must win this here as well against a team that conceded 12 goals in the space of 4 games.
We are not ignoring the fact that Iasi are coming on the back of a 5-2 win against FCSB, but repeat of the same from a largely inconsistent team is very unlikely.
Based on trend and if we are picking a safe bet for this game it has to be the home win. But the brave punters must be looking at the Asian handicap as well as over 2.5 goals to add any value for small and medium stakes.
Craiova vs Poli Iasi: Betting Tips
Craiova -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.20 odd
Over 2.5 goals full-time @ 1.80.