On Friday, starting at 16:00, the Petrolul Ploiesti – Ripensia Timisoara game will be played, in the 16th round of the second Romanian league, the 2018-2019 edition.
The two bands have not met in domestic competitions so far.
Ploiesti will have a new match on “Ilie Oana” stadium where they are unbeaten this season. Petrol has 6 home wins and 2 draws so far. The “pupils” of Octavian Grigore won the last 3 rounds of the second league, so they reached the 4th place in the ranking, 3 points away from leader Chindia Targoviste.
Timisoara has triumphed in just 3 games this season, the last time with 4 rounds of the second league. Ripensia is ranked 15th with 14 points. They won 2 appearances, managing to score a total of 11 goals on “foreign terrain”. With 28 goals in the first 15 stages, Ripensia is one of the weakest defensive bands.
Oil is evolving better after the dismissal of Leo Grozavu, being a big favorite in this confrontation.
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60