FC Botoșani – Academica Clinceni will take place on Sunday at 14:30 on “Municipal” the duel will count for the fourth round of League 1.
The Moldovans come after the surprising elimination from the Europa League where they lost to the limit, score 1-0, with the Macedonians from KF Shkendija in a match in which they were watched by bad luck, in addition to the numerous missed opportunities being deprived of two shots at 11 meters. Once eliminated from the European cups, the team from Botosani can now focus only on the internal competition where they aim to access the playoffs for the second time in a row. Croitoru’s team started this championship well, being undefeated after the first three rounds with 7 points and an 8-3 goal difference, the Moldovans having the best attack of the championship.
On the other hand, Academica Clinceni comes in 10th place in Moldova with two points accumulated after the first three rounds. After in the opening of the season they lost on their own field to the limit with CFR Cluj, score 2-1, the Ilfov team ticked two consecutive draws, 2-2 in Sibiu with FC Hermannstadt, a match in which they snatched a point in the fifth minute of extra time , result followed by a 0-0 at home with Chindia Targoviste.
Last season Academica managed to keep the Moldovans in check in the championship, finishing undecided, 2-2 in Botoșani at the end of a match in which the Ilfov team returned from 2-0 and 1-1 in Clinceni, a match in which also , Moldovans were tied after opening the score.
With a victory against Ilfov on Sunday, the Moldovans forget the elimination from the Europa League and maintain their place at the top of the standings. Even if it is an awkward team, it is difficult for Academica to have the strength to leave with all three points from Moldova, Croitoru’s team being much better articulated and balanced in all compartments, clearly having the first chance to win this match.
PREDICTION: FC Botosani to win @ 1,67