ACS Poli Timisoara and Juventus Bucharest will square off in a meeting between two teams that are likely to be very involved in the relegation battle at the end of the season.
ACS Poli barely escaped the drop last year, winning a playoff against a second league team, but it has to be said that they would have been higher in the standings if not for a points penalty. Nevertheless, Timisoara is one of the weakest sides in Romania and they started this season rather poorly, with 3 points in 3 rounds and a 1-4 goal difference.
Juventus Bucuresti utterly dominated the second league last season, but the Liga 1 newcomers are finding it much harder in the top division – as it was expected. Juventus claimed a single point and scored a single goal so far in three rounds, and they are on the back of a 0-0 home draw against midtable team Voluntari.Bet on ACS Poli vs. Juventus and claim your 100% (100 Eur) bonus at Ohmbet now!
Team news: Both teams have reported a clean bill of health and should be able to field their best lineups in this encounter
ACS Poli and Juventus are rather defensive minded teams and scored a total of 2 goals in 6 combined games in the start of the season. They allowed a combined total of 9 goals, but only due to them each taking a heavy 0-3 beating at the hands of vastly superior teams (Timisoara against Astra, Juventus against Dinamo).
The matchup here screams under 2.5 goals, as Juventus Bucharest will mostly park the bus, while ACS Timisoara will be put in the highly unfamiliar situation of having most of the possession and having to build attacks.
I expect Juventus to successfully block Timisoara’s rusty attempts of attacking, resulting in a low scoring borefest between two poor sides with little to no attacking quality.
My tip is under 2,5 goals to be scored. I find the odds to be excellent on this bet, as I would have priced the under around 1.55 – 1.60. Simple pick really, and hopefully it will go as logic indicates. Prediction: ACS Poli Timisoara – Juventus Bucuresti 1-0.