Best prediction football for Celtic vs CFR Cluj
Celtic host CFR Cluj in a rematch of the Champions League third qualifying round. The match will be played on Tuesday 13 August at 7:45 pm UK at Celtic Park Stadium.
Celtic have been the favorite in this clash since the draw and remain more likely to qualify for the Champions League playoffs after the first game. Last week’s match in Romania ended 1:1, and now Neil Lennon’s team has the advantage of scoring a goal on a foreign pitch. Will Celtic be able to take advantage of this or will we see a surprising turn of events in Glasgow?
Celtic play very hard on their own Champions League ground. The team has not lost at home since 2014 in the qualifiers of the competition. The pressure on Celtic is huge to qualify for the group stage of the tournament and Neil Lennon alumni know this. In recent years, the Bhoys have no problems in Scotland and regularly win all the races, but the big goal – a Champions League breakthrough cannot be realized. The ease with which they dominate Scotland gives the team hope that it can perform well in Europe. Celtic come in as a favorite in the rematch with Cluj and are expected to succeed, but this will not be an easy match for the Scottish champion.
The Romanian champion – Cluj, made strong appearances in the tournament this season by sidelining Astana and Maccabi Tel Aviv. These successes came mainly from the strong performance of the Romanian team at home. However, guests cannot rely on two major players – Emmanuel Culio and Michael Pereira. The two did not participate in the first match and will almost certainly not play in Glasgow. Without these players, Cluj will have difficulty with a stable host like Celtic. Dan Petrescu alumni will still try to make it difficult for the Scottish champion and bring a mini-surprise in the tournament, qualifying for the playoff phase – the last step before the group stage.
Celtic have won four of their last five qualifiers in the tournament on their own ground, with the League of Europe also playing strongly at home in recent seasons. Celtic look in good shape with the start of the season in Scotland with two wins and 12 total goals. In my opinion, the Boys will perform at a high level and I will bet on sign 1 in this meeting.
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