Astana vs Cluj
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Astana Arena (Nur-Sultan).
The home side have been on a poor run of form in their last two games and succumbed to a defeat both at home and on the road. Their last away game was at the home of Ordabasy where they missed out on holding the latter to a draw, with the final scores reading 3-2 at the end of the ninety minutes.
Their recent home match against K Almaty saw them exhibit a very dismal performance, with the visitors scoring two quick goals in the second half through Dugalic and Abiken to put the game to bed. The squad failed to find the back of the net for the first time in their last five games and subsequently lost the game at the last blast of the whistle.
Their foes from Romania lost their last competitive away fixture against FCSB with Filipe Teixeira scoring the only goal of the game. The visitors did make nine attempts at goal but failed to beat the goalkeeper in their four shots that were on target.
The squad could not enjoy the majority of ball possession either and almost trailed by two goals, had Ioan Hora not missed a penalty, six minutes after the restart.
The hosts will have to be wary of the away side whose top priority will be to get that crucial away goal in the bag so as to ease the pressure on them when they meet in the return leg.
The winner, at the end of the two legs, will have to face M Tel Aviv in the quarterfinals.
Astana vs Cluj Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not met each other in any competition.
Astana vs Cluj Prediction
The visitors are the favorites to come out on top when the two teams clash against each other for the first time at the Astana Arena.
The hosts have failed to keep a consistent winning run of form and have tasted defeat thrice in their last five games at home. Additionally, on two occasions, the squad lost without finding the back of the net at least once in the ninety minutes.
The away side, on the other hand, have just one loss in their last five trips on the road and have certainly racked up the goals tally, in the process, with nine goals.
We can certainly bet on a low scoring clash this Tuesday, with the win swinging in favor of the visitors at the last blast of the whistle.
Astana vs Cluj Bettings Tips
Cluj to win @ 3.40 (12/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (3/2).