Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Venue: Dr. Constantin Radulescu stadium, Cluj
Kick off time: 16:00 hrs BST
CFR Cluj will be up against CSMS Iasi at the weekend as the Romanian Liga 1 returns to action following the international break. Cluj are in second place in the league currently with 29 points from 14 games this term. The side are trailing league leaders Steaua Bucharest by 5 points. Iasi currently find themselves hovering around the relegation zone in joint 17th spot with Polotehnica Iasi. The visitors have managed just 9 points from 14 games this season.
CFR Cluj’s form: W-D-W-L-W
CFR have lost just once in their last five competitive fixtures coming into this game. The hosts had won their game at FC SA Botosani on November 8 before the international break had kicked in. Besides their 2-1 loss at home to FC Brasov, Cluj had won against Rapid Bucharest (1-2) and Dinamo Bucharest (2-1) either side of a 1-1 draw away at CS Concordia Chiajna.
CSMS Iasi’s form
The side have been through an abysmal run of games this season. They have won only once in their last five competitive games. The win had come against Rapid Bucharest on the first matchday in November thanks to a solitary goal. However, they were quickly brought down to earth by Universitatea Craiova, who beat them 1-3 the following week on November 9.
Iasi had drawn a couple of games in the league against FC SA Botosani (2-2) and FC Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt (2-2) on October 17 and 25 respectively. The visitors were also beaten by league leaders Steaua Bucharest on October 28.
CFR Cluj: Frenchman Gregory Tade has scored 9 goals for his side in the current league campaign and he will be looking to continue in the same vein of form on Sunday.
CSMS Iasi: Brazilian striker Wesley has scored the most number of goals for the visitors this season with 3 for the season. While that pales in comparison to some of the league’s best, the man is still the best hope for the visitors.
The home side should win comfortably and BetVictor are offering 1.45 for their win. Bet365 offer 4.5 for a draw while Iasi are a distant 7.5 with BetVictor to surprise them.