FC BOTOSANI VS CONCORDIA PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Botoşani and Concordia Chiajna meet at Stadionul Municipal, in a match for the 10 th round of the Liga I. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 03-30-2018, the two teams tied (0-0) . In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 21-08-2017, in a match for the Liga I that ended with the victory of Botoşani by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by L. Buş (53 ‘) and M. Roman (55’), for Botoşani, and by P. Batin (27 ‘), for Concordia Chiajna. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Botoşani presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 32 points won, after 14 wins, 9 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Juventus Bucureşti, by (0-3). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Dinamo Bucureşti, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Botoşani has a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. In the matches played in their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (6 in 17 matches) and at the end of the match 1-0 (6 in 17 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 35 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 13 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Botosani has had a good performance in the group stage of decline of League I, but has fallen performance in the last days, which won only 1 win in 4 games and is looking for a recovery to ensure the maintenance in the elite division of the country. The home team has a somewhat inefficient attack, which scored only 8 goals in 9 games, being the third worst in their group, while the defense, on the other hand, presents great strength, suffered only 7 goals and is the most solid, although it has suffered 6 goals in the last four days, a number above what was expected for the good defense of the team. The Botosani has been alternating between good and bad performances, has 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 games, but it should be noted that he suffered only 3 goals in these games, again showing his defensive strength, especially in his stadium, where it leaves very few spaces for rivals. For the game against Concordia Chiajna, coach Costel Enache has no problems in the starting lineup and goes to the field with what he has better.
After 10 wins, 7 draws and 18 losses, the away team is currently in the 5 th position, with 23 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Sepsi, by (0-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Gaz Metan Mediaş, by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches Concordia Chiajna has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 35 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Concordia Chiajna has been campaigning less than expected in the relegation group phase and needs to start presenting better football urgently, as it is only 1 point ahead of the relegation zone. The visiting team has the great problem of offensive inefficiency, as they scored only 7 goals in 9 games, the worst attack of their group, while the defense has presented in good form, suffered 9 goals and is the second best, both who suffered only 2 goals in the last four days. Playing away from home, as in the game on Wednesday, the Concordia Chiajna usually encounters great difficulties, won only 1 of the last 7 games, losing 5 of them, and it should be noted that he scored only 1 goal in 3 of these games and failed to score in 3 others, again showing offensive inefficiency. For the game against Botosani, coach Ionu Badea has no problems in the starting lineup and goes to the field with what he has better.
PREDICTION: FC Botosani to win @ 2.04