ASU Poli Timișoara – Farul Constanța will take place on Monday at 16:00, the duel will count for the third round of this competitive season of the 2nd League.
Banat produced the surprise of the second stage by unexpectedly winning “Cluj Arena” with 1-0 in front of “U” Cluj thanks to a splendid goal scored by Sergiu Popovici. In the first round of the championship, the team from Banat ended the duel with CS Mioveni undecided on their own field, score 0-0, Poli thus announcing an uncomfortable opponent for any team in this championship. On the other hand, Farul Constanța ticked two victories out of as many as possible, 2-1 on “Ilie Oana” from Ploiești with Petrolul and 1-0 at home with Aerostar Bacău. It should be noted that the victory with Petrolul at the start of the season was the first away in the Second League after a 16-month drought of the “sharks”.
Two of the three “direct” all-times between ASU Poli Timisoara and Farul Constanța ended in a draw;
The selection “under 2.5 goals” in the match was the winner in all three direct disputes;
The biggest asset of Ianis Zicu’s band is homogeneity, Farul keeping its core from last season, being a well-articulated and balanced team in all compartments. Following the good start of the championship, the fans of the “sharks” started to dream of promotion, but Ianis Zicu urged balance, the technician mentioning that the duel on “Dan Păltinișanu” will build him on the promotion potential of his team.