Anxiety is a good word to define the feelings of both teams for this match. There are only 4 rounds left and this will be also the last of this year, so Botosani and Dinamo Bucuresti have some tension to define who can jump to the playoffs zone.
FC Botosani are currently 7th on the Romanian Liga I with 30 points achieved after 7 victories, 9 draws, and 5 losses. They are only 3 points below the sixth place which is the last spot for the playoff round. Botosani reduced the gap two rounds ago when they won against the current leader, CFR Cluj, by 2-1 at home. And last week they only saved 1 point after a draw against Academica Clinceni, after receiving a goal in the 80th minute and with one more player in the field. This was a bittersweet draw, but certainly, the team is highly motivated to reach the playoffs and the Botosanenii will fight to finish the year with a home victory.
On the other hand, Dinamo Bucuresti are right behind Botosani, in the 8th position. The team’s record is 8W/4D/9L and only 2 points separate them from his next rival. After a couple of good victories, Bucuresti lost two consecutive matches against lower rivals: 4-2 against Hermannstadt (currently 13th) and 1-2 against ACS Sepsi (currently 9th). The reason for this debacle is attributed to the team’s financial problems. As a consequence, the Czech coach had some discussions with a couple of players after the 4-2 loss for the form displayed in that match, where Puljic – back – also complained about the coach. The tension is still on the air and it aims to increase, as the many players haven’t received their salaries. “It is a general disaster. Some (players) have one month delayed plus the bonus, while some others have longer delays on their payments” one of the players said. “We haven’t been informed when or if we are going to be paid, no one says anything, everyone is only making assumptions.”
In conclusion, Botosani is on a way better mood for this match and with higher confidence. Bucuresti’s result can force the team to leave some players and also lead to wage cuts for next year. The team already informed that they will travel to Botosani by plane but will come back home by bus, so these details will affect Bucuresti’s mentality and motivation. My bet is FC Botosani to win and I will place it at VIP-IBC. If you don’t have an account yet, then register for the best betting software now!