Politehnica Iasi will face off against Sepsi in Romania’s Liga 1 on October 19, with the game commencing at 17:00 UTC.
Known by various names such as Iași, Poli Iași, and Politehnica Iași, Politehnica Iasi is gearing up to play against Sepsi, which also goes by names like Sepsi OSK, Sepsi Sf Gheorghe, Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe, among others. This encounter comes two years after their friendly game where Sepsi emerged victorious with a 2-0 scoreline. Politehnica Iasi is heading into this match on the back of a loss to Rapid B on October 7.
On the other hand, Sepsi is looking to bounce back after facing defeats in their last two matches against Universitatea Cluj and Cluj. With no wins in their last five games, they need to address their defensive issues, having conceded goals in five straight games.
While Politehnica Iasi fell to Rapid B in their last game, Sepsi is grappling with consecutive losses, having been beaten by Universitatea Cluj and Cluj. Taking a broader look, Politehnica Iasi has clinched victory in 8 of their past 20 games, endured 8 losses, and settled for a draw 4 times. Sepsi’s record over the same period stands at 8 wins, 6 losses, and 6 draws.
In their last six outings, Politehnica Iasi secured two victories, suffered two losses, and drew twice. Meanwhile, Sepsi managed a solitary win, faced defeat four times, and shared the spoils once.
Mihai Teja, the head coach of CSM Politehnica Iasi, has a fully fit squad available for selection, with no injury concerns.
Similarly, Leontin Grozavu, the manager of Sepsi, can rely on a completely fit squad without any injury worries.
Since July 2021, Politehnica Iasi and Sepsi have squared off just once. Sepsi claimed that game as theirs. Their latest face-off occurred on July 17, 2021, in a friendly, with Sepsi registering a 2-0 win. Across this encounter, Politehnica Iasi couldn’t find the net, whereas Sepsi netted twice.