Voluntari and Sepsi face at Stadionul Anghel Iordănescu, in a match for the 5 th round of the 1st league. The history of direct matches played in this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 5 matches won 3, drew 1 and lost 1. Really, in the last head ‑ to ‑ head played at this stadium, for Liga I, on 26‑07‑2020, Voluntari won by (2‑0). Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams show significantly different results in their home and away matches.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is in 4th position, having won 7 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Universitatea Craiova by (2‑1), after in the previous match they have won (2‑1) at home, against FCSB. This is a stronger team when playing at their stadium, as in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Voluntari has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The team allowed goals to its opponent in 3 of the last 4 games, reason why it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has scored regularly, since it managed to concretize in 3 of the last 4 games in this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: they only opened the scoreboard in 3 of their last 15 games, of those 3 they reached the break in advantage in 2 and won in the end of 90 ’in all.
Voluntari comes for this match after a defeat, by 2-1, in the trip to Universitatea Craiova, in a game counting for the fourth round of the first league of Romania. Cristian Ionut Costin scored, in the fifty-seven minutes, the visiting team's only goal, insufficient to avoid defeat. With this result, the home team ended a series of three consecutive games without knowing the taste of defeat in this competition, where they now occupy the fifth position with seven points, the result of two victories, a draw and a defeat.
The team led by Mihai Teja must present in a 4-3-3, privileging the supported game. The three most advanced players responsible for putting the rival defensive line at risk are Razvan Gradinaru, Eric De Oliveira and Sebastian Mailat. Regarding the midfield, it must be formed by Mihai Capatina, Pablo De Lucas and Ion Gheorghe. For this game, the Voluntari coach has all the players.
ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe
After 3 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team is in 10th position, having won 3 points. In the last match, they have tied at home against Viitorul by (1‑1), after in the previous match they have tied (2‑2) an away match against Astra. This is a team that, curiously, presents more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with a total of 21 goals scored and 17 conceded. At home, he won 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses, with a total of 18 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Sepsi has won 3, drawn 4 and lost 3.
In this competition, they haven't won any of the last 4 games. The team has conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition, so they haven't been very strong defensively. This is a team that scores a few times first. In fact, he never opened the scoring in his last 15 games. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
Sepsi enters this round after a 1-1 draw, receiving Viitorul, thus adding the fourth straight game without winning in the championship, where they are thirteenth ranked with three points, coming from three draws. The visitors were the first to score through Andrei Ciobanu, the men of the house reestablished equality on the scoreboard in the eighty-two minutes through Pavol Safranko.
For this game, away from home, Ruben De La Barrera's team should act in the usual tactical design, the 4-3-3, favoring counterattacks and set pieces. Vlad Mitrea, Nicolae Carnat and Catalin Golofca are expected to be the main figures in the attack of the visitors. In turn, the center aisle should consist of Florin Purece, Boubacar Fofana and Adnan Aganovic. Apparently, the Sepsi OSK coach has the squad at full strength for this game with Voluntari.
ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe haven't won in their last 4 games.
When playing at home, FC Voluntari have not lost to ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe in their last 3 encounters.
A year ago, FC Voluntari were number 12 in the table with 2 points. Now they are number 5 with 7 points.
A year ago, ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe were number 8 in the table with 4 points. Now they are number 12 with 3 points.
FC Voluntari wins 1st half in 25% of their matches, ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe in 33% of their matches.
FC Voluntari wins 25% of halftimes, ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe wins 33%.
Both teams haven't won their last match in Liga I.
FC Voluntari's performance of the last 5 matches is better than ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe's.
In Liga I, FC Voluntari has better performance than ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe.
FC Voluntari have lost just 0 of their last 5 Liga I games against ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe.
ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe have won just 0 of their last 5 Liga I games against FC Voluntari.
FC Voluntari have lost just 0 of their last 5 games against ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe (in all competitions).
In the last 5 meetings FC Voluntari won 3, ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe won 0, 2 draws.
The winner of their last meeting was FC Voluntari.
On their last meeting FC Voluntari won by 2 goals.
FC Voluntari scores 1.6 goals in a match against ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe and ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe scores 0.6 goals against FC Voluntari (on average).
FC Voluntari scores 1.29 goals when playing at home and ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe scores 1.3 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between FC Voluntari and ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe is 2.2.
When FC Voluntari leads 1-0 at home, they win in 77% of their matches.
When ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe leads 0-1 away, they win in 50% of their matches.
When FC Voluntari is down 0-1 home, they win 14% of their matches.
When ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe is down 1-0 away, they win 9% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between FC Voluntari and ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe is 0.8.
During the last 5 meetings with FC Voluntari playing at home, FC Voluntari have won 3 times, there have been 1 draws while ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe have won 1 times. The goal difference is 10-4 in favour of FC Voluntari.
Last season's matches: 0-0 (FC Voluntari at home) and 0-0 (ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe at home).
During the last 10 meetings, FC Voluntari have won 5 times, there have been 4 draws while ACS Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe have won 1 times. The goal difference is 18-8 in favour of FC Voluntari.