Celtic v CFR Cluj Betting Tips: 1, 2019-8-13

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Tuesday 13th August 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Celtic win
Bookmaker: Betvictor
Odds: 1.60 (odds taken at 08:38 GMT, 13 August 2019)

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* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 13, 2019 at 08:38)

Tuesday night brings us the 2nd legs of the 3rd qualifying round in the Champions League and our next preview features a clash between Scottish side, Celtic, and Romanian outfit, CFR Cluj, as the betting tips continue at Celtic Park.

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Celtic Prediction – Can Celtic Park be fortress in 2nd leg?

Although the scores remain level at 1-1 after last week’s 1st leg stalemate at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin in Romania, Celtic surely hold the upper hand now.

Either side of the recent 1-1 draw with CFR Cluj, Celtic registered convincing wins over St Johnstone and Motherwell respectively.

Resounding victories saw The Hoops thrash St Johnstone 7-0 and last weekend saw the demolition of Motherwell 5-2 away from home.

The hosts are now unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions, during which time they’ve scored a total of 37 goals.

The Scottish domestic season is just 2 games old but already Celtic sit top of the Premiership with a goal difference of +10, such is their dominance.

Celtic’s path to this 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League have seen The Bhuoys remain unbeaten in their previous 5 ties.

A 5-2 aggregate win over Bosnia-Herzegovina outfit, Sarajevo was followed by an emphatic 7-0 aggregate win against Estonian side, Nomme Kalju.

The Scottish champions also possess some dangerous goalscoring threats in the shape of Ryan Christie (4 goals) and Edouard (2 goals).


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CFR Cluj Prediction – Can CFR Cluj stay the pace?

The Romanian club may well be rueing their missed chance to take a lead into this all-important 2nd leg at Celtic Park in Scotland.

CFR Cluj took the lead but could only keep it for 9 minutes as Celtic equalised through Jamie Forrest and the scores remained level at 1-1.

Although they now have to hit the road to face Celtic in their own backyard in this return leg, CFR Cluj bring a solid unbeaten run of their own into this contest.

The visitors are unbeaten in their last 9 matches overall in all competitions, which includes playing in the previous two qualifying rounds of the Champions League.

A 3-2 win against Kazakhstan outfit, Astana, was followed up with another tight 3-2 win against Israeli side, Maccabi Tel Aviv.

In addition, CFR Cluj have won their last 4 domestic league matches on the trot in the Romanian Liga 1 as well.

However, that’s all well and good until the step up in the Champions League; the visitors have won just 1 of their last 5 ties away from home.

A 1-0 win at Manchester United isn’t to be sneezed at but that did happen some 7 years ago now!


Key-Facts – Celtic v CFR Cluj

  • Celtic are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions
  • Celtic have won 4 of their last 5 home ties in the Champions League
  • CFR Cluj have won just 1 of their last 5 away ties in the Champions League


Betting Tips Verdict

Celtic have been in blistering form so far this season and this momentum should continue against CFR Cluj tonight.