SEPSI VS POLI IASI PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Sepsi and Iaşi meet at Stadionul Municipal, in a match for the 4th round of the Liga I. In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 11-12-2017, which ended in a victories of the Sepsi by (2-1), and another most recent on 08-28-2017, which ended in a Sepsi victory by (0-2). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Universidad Craiova, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Astra, by (1-1). 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 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Sepsi has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 14 of the last 23 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
In this round the Sepsi returns to play inside the house, where they won their only match in these first three days, adding in the other matches a draw and a defeat. For this game the coach E. Neagoe should opt for the 4-2-3-1, looking to present defensive consistency and go out for the attack by the flanks. In this tactical drawing we highlight the most advanced piece, which should be the attacker I. Tandia. Currently, the highlight of this template is on behalf of the latter mentioned, in addition to M. Simonovski, both with a goal scored each in this current season.
The away team is currently in the ª position, without any points won, after 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Astra, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Steaua Bucureşti, by (4-0). 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, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Iaşi drew 1 and lost 9. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so his defense needs to improve, and his attack needs to improve, as You have not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 3 of their last 15 games, and never reached halftime advantage. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 10 of their 21 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
In addition to acting away from home in this round, the team did not start as expected the current season, because at the end of three rounds still looking for their first victory, after tying two games and losing one. For this game coach F. Stoican should opt for 3-4-3, looking defensive consistency, through the support of midfielders in the center and offensive attacks by the flanks. In this tactical drawing we highlight A. Sin, A. Zaharia and Andrei Cristea, who must occupy the most advanced positions. Striker C. Frăsinescu stands out in this squad, with a goal scored this season.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.58