Petrolul Ploiesti v Targu Mures Betting Preview

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Venue: Stadionul Ilie Oana, Ploiesti
Kick off time: 18:30 hrs BST

The Romanian Liga 1 is set for an epic clash following a return to action after the international break. Petrolul Ploiesti will be up against Targu Mures in a top 4 clash in the league. The home side are currently in 3rd position in the league with 28 points from 14 games while Targu Mures are a couple of points behind their next opponents with 26 points from 14 games.

Petrolul Ploiestis form: D-W-D-W-W

The hosts have won three and drawn two in their last five fixtures. They had started this run with a 0-0 draw at AFC Astra and followed it up with a 2-3 win at ACS Rapid CFR Suceava.

Petrolul have had a great month so far in November. After having started the month with a 0-0 draw against FC Otelul, the side went on to beat Universitatea Cluj and Otelul in successive games on November 8 and November 15 in a Cup game.

Targu Mures’ form: D-W-W-D-W

Targu have an identical record to their opponents for Sunday in terms of the results that they have obtained in their last five fixtures. The visitors have also won three and drawn a couple in their last five and hence, are unbeaten in that period.

The visitors come off a 2-0 win at home against CS Gaz Metan Medias on November 7 which had been preceded by a 0-0 draw at FC Viitorul on November 3. After having drawn at Pandurii Lignitul Targu Jiu 1-1 on October 18, Targu had won a couple of successive games against Steaua Bucharest (1-0) and FC Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt (4-0) to end last month on a high.

Key Players

Petrolul Ploiesti: 26 year old striker Toto Adurans has been one of the most prolific marksmen in the league with 10 goals in 12 starts. The Nigerian will be the key man for the home side in this upcoming game.

Targu Mures: Senegal midfielder Ousmane N’Doye has proved to be a key player for the fourth placed side this term. The 36 year old veteran midfielder has scored 6 goals in 10 games for the club and should be key to the visitor’s hopes this Sunday.

Betting Advice

A tight game of football is to be expected here. The home side (1.7 at bet365) hold the aces though provided that they can defend well while a draw is at 3.6 with bet365. The visitors are a distant third at 5.0 with William Hill.