Lazio vs CFR Cluj
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Lazio are on thin ice at the moment, as they find themselves nearing closer to the exit. Nothing but the win will do it for the hosts from now on, while a point alone this week would see CFR Cluj walk down the aisle to the round of 32. Nevertheless, count on Lazio to have their guns blazing when they welcome CFR Cluj on Thursday.
Lazio vs CFR Cluj Head to head (h2h)
The two sides have locked horns just once in recent times. CFR Cluj secured the bragging rights with a 2-1 scorecard.
Lazio vs CFR Cluj Prediction
Lazio made no mistake in securing back to back wins post the international break and posted a 2-1 victory against Sassuolo in their last matchup. The hosts are certainly in fine form at the moment and have succumbed to defeat just once in their previous six games in all competitions.
Be that as it may, the home side have stumbled thrice in their last four games in Group E. Leaving their hopes of progression, hanging by a thread. The home side have garnered no more than three measly points from a possible twelve, and have a six-point deficit to scale with just two more games left.
On the other, CFR Cluj are surprisingly in contention for a ticket to the round of 32 along with Celtic. The visitors are on a five-match unbeaten run at the moment, the most recent of which was a thumping 4-0 victory against Chindia Targoviste.
However, the guests have not been at their best on the road this season. The Romanian outfit have come out on top just once in their previous five outings. They have secured the bragging rights just once in their last two trips across Europe as well.
Meanwhile, Lazio have been a force to reckon with, in their own backyard. Simone Inzaghi’s men have stumbled just once at home this season, that too against current Group E toppers Celtic by a narrow 2-1 scorecard.
Taking into account the dismal form that CFR Cluj are on away from home, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Lazio in this one.
Furthermore, despite the promising form that the hosts are on at the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio have just one clean sheet from their past five games here. Considering that both teams did find the back of the net together in their last h2h meeting, count on Cluj to salvage a consolation goal at the least this Thursday.
Lazio vs CFR Cluj Betting tips
Lazio to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).