On Thursday, starting at 16:00, Academica Clinceni – U Cluj, from the 35th round of Romania’s 2nd League, 2018-2019 edition, will be played.
U Cluj won the tour, score 3-0, the only direct dispute of the two bands.
Academica Clinceni has shown signs of fatigue lately, but remains the leader of the second league in Romania. Ilfovenii have 77 points in the standings, one over Chindia Targoviste, respectively 5 away from the opponent on Thursday, U Cluj. The team prepared by Ilie Poenaru lost the derby with Chindia, score 0-1, then “saved” a point in the 93rd minute of the dispute with Politehnica Timisoara, score 2-2.
U Cluj became a “goal machine”, but “insirable” opponents can fool. “The Red Sepp” scored 24 goals in the last 6 rounds, but lost home, score 2-3 with Ripensia Timisoara. Bogdan Lobont announces that he wants his victory at Clinceni, but Ilfov have only received 8 goals in their own field, being a very pragmatic and hard-to-beat band. The shape of Cluj is helped by the performance of Dorin Goga, the author of 9 goals in the last 5 games, for his team.
The “economic” game of the Clinceni group could bring a dramatic minus to this duel. A home win would bring 8 points to the guests, and an “X2” result would make the current leader’s situation difficult.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,74