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Stadionul Francisc von Neumann: UTA Arad vs Viitorul Liga 1 preview

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, UTA Arad in 9th and Viitorul in 8th place.

Insights:
  • UTA Arad has the fewest points (5) at home in Liga 1
  • Viitorul haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
Best bookmaker betting odds:

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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UTA Arad form and stats

UTA Arad's struggle is real here at Stadionul Francisc von Neumann with only 5 points collected from 7 Liga 1 games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 1-2-4. It's trouble wherever UTA Arad are playing these days as they have suffered four straight defeats now, regardless of arena. They really need to get back to winning ways. Three consecutive losses here at Stadionul Francisc von Neumann is hard to swallow for the home team. Both players, staff and the home crowd are desperate to get something from this match.

V. Buhacianu was the last player to score a league goal for UTA Arad and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as UTA Arad haven't scored in 249 minutes.

Arad's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-6 versus Astra (placed 10th). A defeat was the result before that one, 0-3 away at Sepsi.

Arad were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one.

Arad are traveling soon after this match as the Liga 1 match at Voluntari awaits in four days.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Arad here at Stadionul Francisc von Neumann in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (5 from 7 games). UTA Arad have conceded 14 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Viitorul form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Liga 1 travels is 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats. Recent form does not give Viitorul much hope, as the visitors have lost three games in a row. UTA Arad will be a tough nut to crack.

The manager R. De La Barrera Fernández was unhappy after their last game, a Liga 1 match played at their home ground Baza Sportivă Campo Verde. Viitorul suffered a 0-1 loss to Hermannstadt (placed 14th). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Gaz Metan Medias wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

A quick return to home after this game, as Viitorul are hosting FCSB in the Liga 1 only four days away.

The visiting Viitorul have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 7 goals from 7 games. As opposed to that, Viitorul have seen the ball go into their own net 7 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Viitorul - Arad 1-1 entered in the official records.

Top Goalscorers

ViitorulK. Luckassen
K. Luckassen
6 goals
ViitorulG. Iancu
G. Iancu
4 goals
AradA. Hora
A. Hora
3 goals

UTA Arad missing players

Viitorul missing players

Competition: Romania Liga 1
Competition: Fri 15.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Francisc von Neumann (7287 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 FCSB 15 11 1 3 37 15 7 6 1 0 22 4 8 5 0 3 15 11 22 34
2 Universitatea Craiova 15 10 2 3 19 9 7 4 0 3 8 6 8 6 2 0 11 3 10 32
3 CFR Cluj 15 9 4 2 18 6 8 3 3 2 6 4 7 6 1 0 12 2 12 31
4 Sepsi 15 7 6 2 24 13 7 3 3 1 10 5 8 4 3 1 14 8 11 27
5 Academica Clinceni 15 6 7 2 16 10 8 4 2 2 8 5 7 2 5 0 8 5 6 25
6 Chindia Targoviste 15 5 5 5 12 12 7 2 2 3 7 10 8 3 3 2 5 2 0 20
7 Botosani 15 4 6 5 21 22 7 1 4 2 8 7 8 3 2 3 13 15 -1 18
8 Viitorul 14 4 5 5 19 19 7 2 3 2 12 12 7 2 2 3 7 7 0 17
9 UTA Arad 15 4 5 6 13 25 7 1 2 4 5 14 8 3 3 2 8 11 -12 17
10 Astra 15 4 4 7 21 21 8 2 2 4 11 12 7 2 2 3 10 9 0 16
11 Dinamo Bucuresti 15 4 4 7 18 18 8 2 3 3 10 8 7 2 1 4 8 10 0 16
12 Gaz Metan Medias 15 5 1 9 19 26 7 2 1 4 8 12 8 3 0 5 11 14 -7 16
13 Voluntari 15 4 3 8 20 25 8 3 1 4 12 12 7 1 2 4 8 13 -5 15
14 Hermannstadt 14 3 6 5 16 21 7 2 2 3 8 9 7 1 4 2 8 12 -5 15
15 CSM Iasi 15 4 2 9 14 35 8 2 2 4 9 16 7 2 0 5 5 19 -21 14
16 Arges 15 2 5 8 14 24 8 2 2 4 9 12 7 0 3 4 5 12 -10 11

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 FCSB 15 11 1 3 37 15 7 6 1 0 22 4 8 5 0 3 15 11 22 34
2 Universitatea Craiova 15 10 2 3 19 9 7 4 0 3 8 6 8 6 2 0 11 3 10 32
3 CFR Cluj 15 9 4 2 18 6 8 3 3 2 6 4 7 6 1 0 12 2 12 31
4 Sepsi 15 7 6 2 24 13 7 3 3 1 10 5 8 4 3 1 14 8 11 27
5 Academica Clinceni 15 6 7 2 16 10 8 4 2 2 8 5 7 2 5 0 8 5 6 25
6 Chindia Targoviste 15 5 5 5 12 12 7 2 2 3 7 10 8 3 3 2 5 2 0 20
7 Botosani 15 4 6 5 21 22 7 1 4 2 8 7 8 3 2 3 13 15 -1 18
8 Viitorul 14 4 5 5 19 19 7 2 3 2 12 12 7 2 2 3 7 7 0 17
9 UTA Arad 15 4 5 6 13 25 7 1 2 4 5 14 8 3 3 2 8 11 -12 17
10 Astra 15 4 4 7 21 21 8 2 2 4 11 12 7 2 2 3 10 9 0 16
11 Dinamo Bucuresti 15 4 4 7 18 18 8 2 3 3 10 8 7 2 1 4 8 10 0 16
12 Gaz Metan Medias 15 5 1 9 19 26 7 2 1 4 8 12 8 3 0 5 11 14 -7 16
13 Voluntari 15 4 3 8 20 25 8 3 1 4 12 12 7 1 2 4 8 13 -5 15
14 Hermannstadt 14 3 6 5 16 21 7 2 2 3 8 9 7 1 4 2 8 12 -5 15
15 CSM Iasi 15 4 2 9 14 35 8 2 2 4 9 16 7 2 0 5 5 19 -21 14
16 Arges 15 2 5 8 14 24 8 2 2 4 9 12 7 0 3 4 5 12 -10 11

UTA Arad Viitorul
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
15 7 2 Played P 1 6 14
4 1 1 Won W 0 1 3
5 2 0 Drew D 1 2 5
6 4 1 Lost L 0 3 6
13 5 1 Scored S 1 4 16
25 14 6 Conceded C 1 7 20
87% 71% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
67% 57% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 79%
47% 57% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 17% 43%
27% 43% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 21%
20% 29% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 14%
47% 43% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 33% 64%
33% 43% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 17% 7%
33% 43% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 29%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.9 3.3 5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2 2
3 2 1 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
7.7 9.6 9.5 Shots (avg) S ( 6 11.3 11.3
2.9 3 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.7 4.5
30% 24% 14% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 18% 25%
Key stats in Liga 1 this season:
  • UTA Arad has the fewest points (5) at home in Liga 1
  • UTA Arad has the fewest scored goals (5) at home in Liga 1
  • UTA Arad has the the worst goal difference (-9) at home in Liga 1
  • UTA Arad have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • UTA Arad have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Viitorul haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

Bookie UTA Arad Draw Viitorul

Read more about Liga 1

The Liga I, also spelled Liga 1, is the top level of the football pyramid in Romania. It is also known as the Liga 1 Betano due to its sponsor. It has 14 teams playing 26 fixtures each to create a league table for the regular season. The top six teams then play a championship round, the last eight play a relegation round.