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Romanian League 1 Odds

Romanian League 1 Odds

Who wins Romanian League 1 2017-18?

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Liga I (also spelled Liga 1) is a Romanian professional league for men's association football clubs. It is currently sponsored by Orange, and thus officially known as the Liga 1 Orange. At the top of the Romanian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 14 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Liga II. The teams play 26 matches each in the regular season, and then enter the play-off or the play-out according to their position in the regular season. As of 2016, Liga I ranked first in the number of teams sent to participate in European competitions since 1955. No less than 40 different clubs have played at least one match in European cups.

Professional Football League (LPF) wants the 2017-2018 season to begin soon. Play-off of the 2016-2017 edition of the championship ens in mid-May, May 13 to 14, while play-out ends in early June, on June 4 to 5. LPF wants the new championship starts in mid-July, ie 16-17 July 2017. Last season, Liga 1 began on July 22, 2016.

Most likely LPF wants the next round of the championship to start earlier than the previous one due to the 2018 World Cup which will be held in Russia.

In the fight for qualification is still the national team, which currently only occupies 4th place in Group E. However, the feds want to consider an optimistic scenario in which Romania’s players get second place in the group. "LPF proposed that the new championship will resume on July 16-17, so teams will probably meet in early June" , said Ionut Badea for Digi Sport.

The future start of the edition of the championship which is scheduled to start in mid-July would not make, however, from the 2017-2018 season the one that starts the earliest than in recent years. Season 2015-2016 began on July 10, 2015. Usually championship in Romania starts in late July.

The favorite for the winning is, as every year, FC Steaua Bucharest, which as of moment, due to some troubles with Romanian Army of CAA Steaua was forced to change its name to FCSB. The troubles are ongoing since more than 7 years and this keeps the team in a foreverly suspense as it can lose its history and with it, the UEFA ranking coefficient. Hoping to qualify to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in the upcoming season, Steaua will also spend the attention to the local league. Even enjoying the statute of the favorites of the championships, in the past few years the investments are going lower.

Other team involved in the fight for the 1st place is FC Viitorul Constanta, a team of which history has started 7 years ago when Gheorghe Hagi, the Romanian football legend selected the best juniors of Romania and trained them and the project, nowadays enjoys its target. The team coached by the same Hagi was a contender for the trophy last season until the last moment.

Other teams aiming for the title are Astra Giurgiu, Dinamo Bucharest and CFR Cluj.