Celtic vs CFR Cluj
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).
Celtic fought back from being a goal down, to hold CFR Cluj to a 1-1 draw in their maiden tie. The hosts registered a total of thirteen attempts at goal in that clash and were able to work the goalkeeper four times, one more than what their opponents achieved.
Nevertheless, Celtic have the upper hand in the return clash this week, thanks to the all-important away goal they netted last time out. The Scottish outfit are a force to reckon with on home soil and will be welcoming the visitors to Glasgow on the back of a thumping 7-0 win in their last clash on home soil.
The side from Romania does not have a convincing run of form in their trips on the road to boast of, and will have to put their best foot forward if they are to put a dent in Celtic’s reputation here.
Celtic vs CFR Cluj Head to head (h2h)
- The only previous clash between the two sides was the first leg of their qualifiers.
Celtic vs CFR Cluj Prediction
The home team have not failed to impress in their clashes at the Celtic Park and have failed to taste success just once in their last eighteen games at home.
The squad have been merciless towards their foes so far. Their last two home matches alone, saw them flaunt their scoring boats with twelve goals in the back of the net while conceding none.
Additionally, CFR Cluj have come out on top just twice in their last five outings. With the away side struggling to ensure a winning streak in any of their recent trips on the road, the odds for a win against the dominant Celtic side, especially on home soil, does not look good for CFR Cluj.
It has been two games since the hosts were last breached. Taking into account that the away side have also lost twice without finding the back of the net, in their previous five trips, the win and a clean sheet to add to it, is certainly in the reckoning for Celtic.
Celtic vs CFR Cluj Betting tips
Full time result: Celtic @ 1.80 (4/5)
Celtic to win to nil @ 2.50 (3/2).