Poli Iasi vs Steaua Bucharest – Romanian Liga I: The team from the Moldavian region, Poli Iasi will face the team from the Romanian capital Steaua Bucharest…
On a match of the 18th round of the Romanian league. These are two teams with very different objectives.
The Bucharest team is fighting to recover a Romanian title they haven’t won since the 2014/2015 season, a time where they still played on the “Traditional” Romanian league, without the play-offs that are currently played.
The team from Iasi is looking to avoid playing on the relegation play-offs this season, so it is important for them to get the 3 points here.
Poli Iasi is currently in 9th place in the league with 21 points, thanks to 5 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses.
As for Steaua, they are currently in 1st place with 38 points thanks to their record of 11 wins, 5 draws and only 1 loss.
Poli Iasi is looking to return to winning ways after having lost away at CFR Cluj 1-0, which is curiously the team that is fighting for the title against their opponents in this match, Steaua. The team from Iasi only got 3 wins at home and all of them were against teams on the top half of the table.
However, the team from the Moldavian region has some extra motivation for this match, because a fat prize waiting for them in case they win or tie this match, as confirmed by the club’s president Adrian Ambrosie, who had already given them a prize when they drew in Bucharest with a goal from Platini, who is an important player for the team and will also be available to help them in this match.
As for Steaua Bucharest, they are going through one of their best moments of form in the current season, since they are unbeaten since September 9th, when they got their only league loss so far, against Viitorul.
This is a team that plays excellent football and has really improved since the beginning of the season, when they conceded the draw at home against this Poli Iasi.
To have a notion of the excellent football the team has been playing on their last 3 league matches, the team has scored 14 goals, which is a fantastic record, with the biggest contributor for that being the striker Harlem-Eddy Gnohere who has already scored 10 goals.
In doubt for this match, the manager Dica won’t be able to count with the influent central defender Balasa, who got injured before Romania’s match against the Netherlands, and even Nedelcu who can’t play because he was called up to the U21 National team, being rested against Portugal and then replaced against Wales due to injury.
This Nedelcu was very influent on Steaua’s last match, scoring one of the goals on their 2-1 win over Concordia. Therefore, the team will have 2 important absences.
Poli Iasi vs Steaua Bucharest – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Notwithstanding the great ambition that Iasi has for winning or drawing this match, in order to ensure the prize they were promised and the precious points that would allow them to leave the bottom half of the table, the favouritism on this match is all on Steaua.
The team from Bucharest plays excellent football, they’ve been improving a lot and can’t drop points in this match, since Cluj will have a very tough match away against Dinamo Bucharest.
Therefore, Dica’s team can be even more isolated on this Romanian Liga I. Considering all these aspects, I believe that there is some value betting on Steaua to win and that’s my pick for this 18th round of the Romanian league.
|Steaua Bucharest to win||