On Saturday at 19:00 on the “Municipal” stadium in Sf. Gheorghe, Sepsi OSK will receive a visit to the CFR Cluj champion in a match counting for the VI stage of League 1.
The duel takes the two teams without defeat in this competitive season. CFR has 13 points after five matches after four wins and one draw while Sepsi has accumulated 7 points with one win and 4 draws!
The team from Sf. Gheorghe managed to break the ice in this previous round when they were fortunate in the end of the match in Bănie at the limit in front of the University, score 1-0, a result that ended the series of 4 consecutive draws from the first rounds.
On the other side CFR Cluj is on the wave in this season debut. The champion is the leader in Liga 1 and is qualified in the Champions League play-off, a competition where he will play a “double” to enter the competition groups with Slavia Prague, the tour match to take place in “Gruia” on Tuesday. This is also why coach Dan Petrescu will not give up the idea of reintroducing the “reserves” in the championship, the “heroes” of “Celtic Park” to be cleaned up for Tuesday’s war with the Czechs. However, this may not have too much relevance in the economy of this duel, given that “Bursucul” has two formulas that it can align at any time, both of which reward the technician’s expectations.
The champion has victories on the line in the duels with Sepsi OSK Sf. Gheorghe. All the 7 direct confrontations, 6 in the championship and one in the Romanian Cup, came back to Dan Petrescu’s team. Last season, when Sepsi was the first player in the League 1 play-off, CFR Cluj won all four duels, the goal scoring being 7-2.
Both Sepsi and CFR Cluj have shown a lot of maturity in the game in this season debut, and on the defensive phase, both teams were very accurate, receiving 3 goals each, with Poli Iași the best defenses in the championship. This is also the reason why all the premises are to attend a duel with few goals and we note that in 5 of the 7 live scored at most two goals in the match.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1,78