CFR Cluj vs Lazio
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu (Cluj-Napoca).
Despite showing the Scottish Giants Celtic the exit door from the Champions League, the hosts failed to find the back of the net against Slavia Prague in the qualifiers that followed and were subsequently booted to their Europa League. Nevertheless, CFR Cluj are currently at the top of the ladder back in their domestic league with a two-point advantage and will be welcoming Lazio to their midst this week on the back of a thumping 5-0 win over FC Voluntari.
The visitors failed to hit the ground running after their opening day victory in the Serie A and are without a win in their last two games in a row. The squad were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw in their previous clash at home while on the road they were at the losing end of a 2-1 scoreline.
However, it is certainly worth mentioning Lazio are a tough team to take down even when they are away from the comforts of their home and are more than likely to hand CFR Cluj a tough ninety minutes this week.
CFR Cluj vs Lazio Head to head (h2h)
Both the teams have not previously squared up against each other.
CFR Cluj vs Lazio Prediction
The home team lost without getting their names on the scoresheet in their last European fixture, that too over two legs. Although Cluj are strutting their stuff with victories in the Romanian league, it needs saying that their counterparts for Thursday feature in arguably one of the toughest domestic campaigns across Europe.
Additionally, Lazio have been a force to reckon with in their outings and have admitted defeat just twice in their previous seven trips on the road. The away side have also found the back of the net four times from their last two alone and have conceded no more than once in the process.
Taking into account that Cluj are not adapt to taking on teams of this stature on a routine basis either, an easy win for Lazio is certainly in the reckoning.
Furthermore, the away side have been the ones to open the scoring in each of their last two outings. Considering that Cluj failed to find the back of the net in their previous clash with Sylvia Prague, there is certainly every reason to back Lazio to break the deadlock.
CFR Cluj vs Lazio Betting tips
Lazio to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
To open the scoring: Lazio @ 1.50 (1/2).