Academica Clinceni and Viitorul meet at Stadionul Clinceni, in a match for the 11th round of Liga I. The history of recent head-to-head matches is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 matches. The last head-to-head meeting between these two teams, on 07-11-2020, ended with Viitorul’s victory by (5-0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Academica Clinceni presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 5th position, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Sepsi by (2‑0). In the last match, they won away against Astra by (0‑2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as visitors than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Academica Clinceni conquered 7 points out of 15 possible, after 2 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats in the last 5 matches they played in their stadium. Their defense has been very solid, since they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
Academica Clinceni comes to this match after a 0x2 victory in the visit to the Astra stadium, in a match for the tenth round of the Romanian League. Jovan Markovic and Petrisor Petrescu scored the goals of the match. With this result, the local team added its third consecutive victory in this competition and occupies the fourth position, with the same points from Sepsi and Viitorul.
In this match against FC Viitorul, coach Ilie Poenaru must keep the team 4-3-3, focusing on quick transitions. Raúl Rusescu, Razvan Andronic and Andrei Cordera must be the main faces in the attack of the Academica Clinceni. Regarding the midfield, it must be formed by Bautista Cascini, Eugeniu Cebotaru and Cristian Tanase. For this game, the coach of the home team has all the players available.
The visiting team is currently in 6th position, with 16 points won, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Politehnica Iași by (0‑3). In the last match, they won at home against Dinamo Bucureşti by (2‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 7 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 18 suffered. For the championship, Viitorul won 5 points out of a possible 12, after 1 victory, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 4 games they played as a visitor. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
FC Viitorul obtained a difficult victory in the last match, beating Dinamo 2×1 at home: Alin Dobrosavlevici and Kevin Luckassen scored for the hosts and Borja Valle for the visitors.
Rubén De La Barrera’s team should play 4-3-3, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks. The three most advanced players on the field, responsible for creating problems for Academica Clinceni’s defenders, are Ely Fernandes, Kevin Luckassen and Victor Fernández. For its part, the central zone must be made up of Alexandru Matan, Jon Gaztanaga and Carlo Casap. Apparently, the coach of the visiting team has the team in full force for the visit to the Clinceni arena.