Oțelul Galați and Pandurii Târgu Jiu will meet today in a match in the round of 16 of Romania Cup.
Oțelul have had a weak performance throughout this season. They have high chances to face relegation in the second league, because they are on the last place in the rank of Liga 1. They wish for a long journey in the Cup, but will have today a difficult mission against a team that at the first sight seems stronger. Oțelul have obtained the qualifications for the round of 16 after the victory with the score of 1-0 on the pitch of CF Brăila.
Tibor Selymes declared that his team will seriously treat this competition. Plopeanu has started to train regularly again, but Zaharia will be missing because of an injury.
Pandurii have also had a tough journey in this actual edition of the championship. They continue to lie in the relegation zone, but at a small difference from the 12th position. They have obtained the qualification in this phase of the competition, after defeating Șoimii Pâncota with the score of 2-1 in an away match. The team coached by Petre Grigoraș has lost four of the previous six away matches made, but today they have great chances of defeating their modest opponent.
Matulevicius has been injured in the last match from the championship and was left outside the lot by the guest’s manager. Mevlja, Pitian and Paraskevas won’t also be playing because of some medical problems, while Mihai Roman is suspended.
Oțelul have won six of the previous nine direct matches. Pandurii have defeated Oțelul Galați in the current edition of Liga 1 with the score of 4-0, the match taking place at Târgu Jiu.
Oțelul Galați – Pandurii Târgu Jiu sports betting odds:
Final outcome: 4.33 3.40 1.75
Total goals (Under/Over 2.5): 1.61 2.25
Our tip suggestions
Oțelul have had a modest performance this season and are not pretentious at all in Liga 1. We expect them not to make too many problems in the Romania Cup, where they have qualified pretty hard in the round of 16. On the other hand, Pandurii, even though they are not in an excellent shape, they have a more valuable players’ lot. Likewise, they have defeated Oțelul without any worries in the championship and we expect them to dominate tonight’s match and win.