Astra vs FCSB PREVIEW & PREDICTION 16/04/2018


Monday, starting at 18:45, will play Astra Giurgiu – FCSB, in this round of League 1 play-off.

Looking over the direct results recorded in recent years between the two teams we can notice that in the previous 12 disputes we witnessed a single draw, the two teams practicing an offensive football and tending to get all the points in the game and not the preservation an equality result.

Astra :

Certainly, Astra Giurgiu can be described as a real “nightmare” in FCSB League 1 in the last years, regardless of the technician who prepared the team patronized by Ioan Nicolae. Against Astra, FCSB has played in the last 4 seasons not less than 12 games in the League One. The “Astralli” have managed to impose 5 times, 3 games have ended and the FCSB has gone all points play only in 4 rows. Thus, we can talk about a “complex” of the team prepared by Nicolae Dica against “black and white”.

In the game disputed by Astra Giurgiu on the CFR field in the last round was seen the “hand” of Gigi Multescu. The Giurgiuv technician has changed the game style of Astra, the former champion of Romania being a much more successful team, which has created many more phases of the goal than we used during this season. In the prospect of the duel with the vice-champion of Romania, with a lot less value in terms of FCSB, Astra will have to play again. That’s why we think we can watch an extremely open game where we can see goals from the first half.


On the other hand, the FCSB – rebounded on the first position of the standings, is 2 long in front of CFR Cluj rivals in the title fight. A victory on Marin Anastasovich is imperative for sedimentation of the first position. In order to raise the morale of his players after the scandal at the end of the match against Craiova (a scandal caused primarily by statements made by Budescu), Gigi Becali pointed out that he does not plan to break up with the most formidable player from the Romanian championship, and that Budescu is a man with a “strong character”. Certainly, the statements given by FCSB’s owner can only be a good thing, with players focusing on the actual duel.

PREDICTION: FCSB to win @ 1.66