CSMI Iasi and Vaslui meet in the final game of a season that saw both teams missing their objectives, with CSMI Iasi relegating to the second division. Vaslui will not play in any European competition next season, and there are good reasons to expect some of its players to depart during the season break.
Match: CSMI Iasi vs Vaslui
Odds: William Hill 1.91
If we were to look at the map we might assume that this is a local Derby, but one glance at the standings will shatter this assumption. Vaslui earned 55 points in 33 games, twice as much as CSMI were relegated after their first season in Liga 1. As hosts and they’ve won only a quarter of the games and have one of the worst offensives, second only to Gloria Bistrita.
The players’ morale is at an all-time slow, ever since Viitorul defeated uncontested leaders Steaua at home at the end of a highly controversial game. CSMI Iasi was already mired in a lengthy losing streak and now they have only one victory in the last nine games, losing seven of them. The visitors are equally frustrated by their placement, especially with a late-season resurgence that extended their string of consecutive victories to three in a row. Vaslui would only travel a couple of kilometers to face Iasi this evening and will try to finish the season on a positive note.
Defeating Iasi at home would be nothing more than a pale consolation for the visitors, but at odds of 1.91 with William Hill, Vaslui is worth backing. The hosts have hit rock bottom and with coach Cirtu spending his last game on the bench, they won’t put up a convincing fight.