The flair of the Champions League has nowadays only little to do with its predecessor, the European Cup of Champions. Especially in qualifying, however, some Landemeisters meet in the so-called Champions Path.
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Today’s Betting Prediction Celtic Glasgow vs CFR Cluj
If these teams are also the current leaders in their national leagues, nostalgics feel relegated to the old days of the European Cup, especially since the qualifiers are all about well-being or woe.
The winner comes on, the loser is eliminated – the original form of international competition. In the third qualifying round, Celtic Glasgow and CFR Cluj will play the play-off opponents of Slavia Prague.
In the first leg in the past week, neither team was able to develop a decisive advantage. In Transylvania, the two sides drew 1-1 in a draw that still provides both teams with opportunities to progress, but with which the Scots could live better.
The pressure is on the side of the Romanians, who must meet in Glasgow necessarily, to advance a round. Without own goal Cluj will leave. We think Celtic, as a well-experienced European team, has a better chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
Therefore, in the second leg between Celtic Glasgow and CFR Cluj we would tend to give a prediction to the Scots. This assessment corresponds to the rating of the bookmakers who offer odds of up to 1.62 for a home win. However, both teams are currently in very good shape. The home advantage could therefore possibly be decisive.
We would not be surprised if many goals will be scored in this second leg, because especially Celtic has proved in recent weeks to be very goal hungry. Therefore, in the duel between Celtic Glasgow and CFR Cluj a tip on over-goals could well be a tried and tested means for a win, especially since the Romanians are forced to go on the offensive.
The Scottish champion has come very well into the new season. Celtic Glasgow has been unbeaten in 13 games, including pre-season friendly play-offs. The 1: 1 in the first leg was the only draw in a competitive game in the young season. Before, there were two wins against FK Sarajevo and Nomme Kalju.
Also in the Scottish Premier League there is no reason to complain. After two games, the Bhoys have six points and 12-2 goals on their account. Neil Lennon’s team is leading the way, but they have local rivals Glasgow Rangers with a marginal goal difference.
Last weekend Celtic celebrated the next victory. At Masterwell, the champions won sovereignly 5-2 and could afford to spare many players. However, Motherwell went first with 1: 0 lead. At break Ajer and Griffiths had shot out 2-1 lead. Forrest as well as the two substitute top attackers Edouard and Christie increased to 5: 1 before Motherwell was still operating earnings cosmetics.
With this victory, we are confident that a match for Celtic Glasgow and CFR Cluj is likely to be the most likely home win. One of the reasons for the good start to the season is, in addition to the high quality of the squad, the great team spirit.
“We have a great team spirit. Everyone is committed to everyone and that makes us successful. ” – Lewis Morgan
This is also the view of Lewis Morgan, who often lives his life on the bench, but in this role is fully in the service of the team. These are good conditions to be successful on Tuesday against the Romanian champions.
Coach Neil Lennon will miss the team again another face. Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie are sure to play again from the start. The same should apply to Jozo Simunovic, who is suspended in the league but allowed to kick the European Cup.
The Bhoys have to renounce Hatem Abd Elhamed. Kristoffer Ajer will possibly defend right. Otherwise, the operational capability of Olivier Ntcham and Tom Rogic is still in the stars.
Expected lineup of Celtic Glasgow:
➤ Bain – Bolingoli, Jullien, Simunovic, Ajer – McGregor, Brown – Morgan, Christie, Forrest – Edouard
➤ Coach: Lennon
Last matches of Celtic Glasgow:
⚽️ 10.08.2019 – FC Motherwell vs. Celtic Glasgow 2: 5 (Premiership)
⚽️ 07.08.2019 – CFR Cluj vs.. Celtic Glasgow 1: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Celtic Glasgow vs FC St. Johnstone 7: 0 (Premiership)
⚽️ 30.07.2019 – Nomme Kalju vs. Celtic Glasgow 0: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 24.07.2019 – Celtic Glasgow vs Nomme Kalju 5: 0 (Champions League)
The CFR Cluj can also be more than satisfied with the start of the season. The Romanian champion is very well off the starting blocks and is in the table of the national league after five matchdays already back to the top. 13 points are a very good result from these five games.
CSMS Iasi and Viitorul Constanta are at the moment the worst rivals. Both have but two and three points behind. Overall, Cluj is now nine games without defeat.
The front runner won a very important win last weekend, because it was not just any game on the program, but the derby against Sibiu. The Master confined himself to a few actions, but played with all coldness. Alexandru Paun was after a quarter of an hour already with the 1: 0 on the spot. In the closing stages, Valentin Costache and Billel Omrani scored to a 3-0 final score. Overall, Sibiu was maybe even better.
Maybe that’s why Dan Petrescu is not traveling to Glasgow with good feelings. In part, the Romanian coach even said that he was a bit worried about his team and even compared Celtic with Barcelona.
“I have seen Celtic several times this season. If I look at how the Scots play, that looks a lot like FC Barcelona. ” – Dan Petrescu
But we assume that he will talk his own players internally strong and a chance to progress one round. However, even before the second leg between Celtic and CFR Cluj, odds continue to push the Scots into the playoffs.
On Tuesday, Cluj will have almost replaced the entire starting eleven again. At the moment, Dan Petrescu is setting up almost completely different teams in the league and qualifying for the Champions League.
He keeps all players happy and can also call on fresh staff in every game. On Tuesday we expect the Romanian champion with best team. There are currently no known injuries or locks.
Expected formation of CFR Cluj:
➤ Arlauskis – Burca, Camora, Paulo Vinicius, Susic – Luis Aurelio, Bordeianu, Deac, Djokovic – Omrani, Rondon
➤ Coach: Petrescu
Last matches of CFR Cluj:
⚽️ 10.08.2019 – CFR Cluj vs Sibiu 3: 0 (Liga I)
⚽️ 07.08.2019 – CFR Cluj vs.. Celtic Glasgow 1: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Chindia Vs. CFR Cluj 1: 4 (Liga I)
⚽️ 07/30/2019 – Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. CFR Cluj 2: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 27.07.2019 – CFR Cluj vs Dinamo Bucharest 1-0 (Liga I)
Celtic Glasgow vs CFR Cluj Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlight
Last Wednesday, Celtic Glasgow and CFR Cluj faced each other for the first time. The Scots have almost always played in international business and Cluj has not been an unknown face in the European Cup for over 20 years.
The direct comparison is balanced after the 1: 1 in Romania. Mario Rondon gave the Romanians a 1-0 lead after half an hour. Nine minutes later, James Forrest scored the goal for a 1-1 final score.
Celtic Glasgow vs CFR Cluj Betting Odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔺 Betting Prediction: Celtic Glasgow
🔺 Betting Odds: 1.57
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.60
🔺 Betting Prediction: CFR Cluj
🔺 Betting Odds: 6.50
Celtic Glasgow vs CFR Cluj Soccer Betting Prediction Explained
An old Scottish saying of the Highlander states that there can only be one. In our case, either the Scottish or the Romanian champions can move into the playoffs to the Champions League.
After the 1-1 draw in the first leg everything seems to be open, especially as both teams are in good shape. Therefore, in the return match between Celtic Glasgow and CFR Cluj a tip on the Romanians may well be appropriate. After all, Cluj has not lost nine games in nine games.
Key Facts – Celtic Glasgow vs CFR Cluj tips
🔻 Celtic has not lost to Glasgow for 13 games.
🔻 Cluj has not suffered defeat for nine games.
🔻 In the first leg, the two opponents in Romania parted with a 1-1 draw.
It looks even better with the Bhoys. Celtic has not been defeated in the past 13 games. Together with the fantastic fans in the Celtic Park, but speaks more for the fact that the Scots will prevail on Tuesday.
We therefore recommend playing the betting odds for a home win in regular time in the duel between Celtic Glasgow and CFR Cluj. With up to 1.62 these odds should be just as attractive as a bet on it could be worthwhile.
🔺 Competition: Champions League Qualification
🔺 Date: 13.08.2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Celtic Glasgow (1)
🔺 Odds: 1.62
🔺 Stake: 5/10 units