Pandurii-FC BotosaniToo much respect from the bookies for this newly promoted side. Botosani is typical hard working team with no quality whatsoever. They had a very good start, caught some teams offguard and had a good schedule, but like every newly promoted team, they will go down, rather sooner than later.
It's funny so see their coach stating that this game should decide if their team is able to fight for euro-spots, i mean where's the sence of reality , for crying out load?
You had some good results and all of a sudden you think you are bossing the higher places of this league, with players from second division?
Yea right, they need a reality check, and i think they will get it here. No disrespect to their work and to their coach, but they are a limited side, although they do the fundamentals right, stick to eachother, fight hard, but they should be more realistic. They cant match a side like Pandurii, no matter their away record and their good morale.
Pandurii fight also for EL and that distraction caused them some problems in the league with some strange home games. They lost with Astra and Gaz Metan after some wierd performances, although with Astra they did had a good first half, but with Gazu' they were already down 0-2 by HT, simply gifting 2 goals (one own goal and the other poor pass from gk) and they also played average against Dinamo. They recovered nicely with a conclusive win over Sageata 4-0, last round, in a game which looked like a walk in park for Durii. They still remain one of toughest home forces around the country and this international break they should be ready to challenge this "new force" of Liga 1, the newly borned giant from Botosani.
Odds were even 1.85 at the opening. Botosani is no more than a relegation material and Pandurii against this sort of teams has 1.35-1.4 normally, but with good form of visitors, maybe 1.5 should be expected, but 1.75?