CSU Craiova are a good team and they are doing a good job this season. At least they are playing a much better football than the league leaders. Madson should miss out again due to injury, while Andrei Ivan was doubtful before this match, but it seems he will be available. This match will not be played in the city of Craiova. It will be played in Severin, but I don't see this as a big problem as at the previous game played there was a huge crowd. Didn't expect to be like vs Dinamo, but should be enough people in the stands. Astra are the defending champion, but they are coming after playing 120 minutes in the League Cup and next week will have another important game in the Europa League. Coach Sumudica played a strong side against Dinamo apart from their international players which are expected to return. Alibec just recovered after a injury and played all the minutes on Thursday. I don't know if his fitness will be very good. Texeira is 36 and also had an injury before Fabricio, Nicoara and Budescu are suspended, but only the last it's an important player. Boudjemaa and Daniel Niculae are injured. CSU Craiova should take advantage of the problems of Astra.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickCSU Craiova
- Odds-120 Ladbrokes
- Match result0-1 (-9.00)