Celtic (@1.53) vs CFR Cluj (@6.0)
03-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Celtic will win

Celtic – CFR Cluj Match Prediction | 03-10-2019 15:00

However, its hard to see the Romanian side progressing further. Given their record at home, it seems they wont miss the opportunity presented by Clujs need to attack to take advantage of the space the visitors may leave behind and score several goals. Celtic are sure to charge forward from the start, borne on the wings of support from the standsm and having a bit more feel of the opposition after the first leg. It is not unlikely that they score early, even though they are in a favorable position having scored an away goal.

After playing out a 1-1 draw with Cluj at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu in the Champions League third qualifying round, first leg, Celtic will be looking to get their job done in the tie against the Romanian outfit at their Celtic Park on Tuesday evening. The Hoops came from behind to share the spoils with Cluj in the first leg, but it is well known that the Scottish champions produce much better performances at home than on the travels.

CFR Cluj vs Celtic Match Preview

CFR Cluj do come into the match on the back of an unbeaten streak of their own, including a convincing 1-4 win Chindia Targoviste which has them sharing the top spot in Liga I with ten points to their name. Theyd edged past Maccabi Tel Aviv (3-2) in the 2nd Qualifying Round and will want a similar quest in front of the home fans.

It was in 2013 friendly match when the Romanian team celebrated a 2:1 win. Online cricket betting sites are giving solid odds to back Scottish team to win, even better than odds found at football sites, and I recommend you to take it. The Romanian team is also in a nice form currently. Apart from the game they played last week, these teams met one more time. They would really want history to repeat itself, but it is hard to expect that the hosts would miss this opportunity. They are undefeated in the last eight matches in all competitions. In two out of the last three games, we saw over 2.5 goals.

Making it through the champions qualifying path is no easy task, especially with the spots in the group stage being limited. Cluj were in the group stage in 2008, 2010 and 2012, but theyve not survived the summer in any continental competition since. Celtic are making a tough trip to Cluj this week, as the hosts have managed back to back home wins in this competition. Cluj have already taken out Astana and Maccabi Tel Aviv in an increasingly competitive field.

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History shows that once they navigate the third round they tend to make it, while they crashed out at this stage last season. Theyve managed to win four from four in Europe, a run which has seen them score 12 times and concede only twice. The Bhoys are now only two rounds shy of making it to the group stage, while theyve won four of their last six playoff ties in this competition. Celtic certainly took a step up under Rodgers, but they have shown some strong form this summer.

Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo should come in to replace him at left-back, though his performances so far havent been exactly convincing so far. Christopher Jullien could start in the heart of defence. Kieran Tierney, of course, isnt an option anymore as he joined Arsenal last week. Lennon made several changes against Motherwell on Saturday but he is expected to pull out all the stops for this one.

Constantin Rdulescu in Cluj-Napoca. I expect to see the visitors getting all 3 points on Wednesday so make sure to back this option at one of the top 10 betting sites. CFR Cluj vs Celtic prediction arrives ahead of the Champions League Qualification affair. Furthermore, read my full match preview to get the best betting tips and correct score predictions for this fixture. The match will take place at the Stadionul Dr.

CFR Cluj vs Celtic Betting Tips

Billel Omrani the man who has fired them this far has far from an impressive record behind him, so we dont see him being a major issue for the Celtic defence. Emmanuel Culio and Michael Pereira are both ruled out through injury for the hosts, while George Tucudean is also a doubt. No make matters worse, Cluj have taken a hit in terms of injuries too. This is shaping up perfectly for Lennon, so we think that Celtic are worth backing on the Draw No Bet market as they look to strike a major blow against Cluj.