CFR Cluj v Celtic Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-08-07

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Wednesday 7th August 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Betfred
Odds: 2.20 (odds taken at 11:46 GMT, 07 August 2019)

1 X 2
3.26 3.05 2.38

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 07, 2019 at 11:46)

The 1st legs of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League continue on Wednesday night and our next preview features an encounter between Romanian club, CFR Cluj and Scottish outfit, Celtic as the betting tips continue at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu.

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CFR Cluj Prediction – Can CFR Cluj keep dream alive?

The Romanian hosts have already played two qualifying rounds of the Champions League and have made it through to this 3rd qualifying round against Celtic.

The home side will be hoping it’s third time lucky as they bid to progress into the play-offs which would be the final hurdle before the group stages.

Firstly, they need to account for a strong Celtic outfit, but at least CFR Cluj have home advantage in this 1st leg at their Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu.

CFR Cluj have also shown resilience in these qualifying rounds as they came from a 1-0 deficit against Astana in the 1st qualifying round to bounce back.

A 3-1 home win in the 2nd leg was enough for Cluj to progress to the next round where they faced Israeli side, Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The Romanians narrowly accounted for Maccabi following a 1-0 home win in the 1st leg, and then progressed as they avoided defeat in a 2-2 draw in Israel.

The hosts have won their last 3 home matches on the trot and 3 out of their last 4 home ties in the Champions League.

8 of CFR Cluj’s last 9 home ties have seen the hosts hit the back of the net.


CFR Cluj v Celtic Over 2.5 goals

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Celtic Prediction – Can Celtic edge nearer to group stages?

The Scottish champions bring an 11-match unbeaten run into this important 1st leg in Romania which should give them momentum for this tie.

Celtic have also been in the Champions League since the 1st qualifying round where they recorded a 5-2 aggregate win against Bosnia-Herzegovina side, Sarajevo.

Neil Lennon’s side then followed that emphatic result up with another resounding victory – this time, a 7-0 aggregate win over Estonian club, Nomme Kalju.

The visitors also therefore have reason to be confident ahead of this two-legged encounter with CFR Cluj, with a play-off place at stake for both teams.

Form away from home has been strong for Celtic as they’ve suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 14 away matches in all competitions.

Results on the road at Champions League level though aren’t quite so impressive as The Hoops have won just 4 of their last 9 away ties in the competition.

This doesn’t guarantee Celtic a result in Romania tonight, but the visitors have scored in 7 of these last 9 matches on the road.

In addition, Celtic possess the in-form goalscoring midfielder, Ryan Christie, who has bagged 6 goals in his last 4 matches.


Key-Facts – CFR Cluj v Celtic

  • 8 of CFR Cluj’s last 9 home ties have seen the hosts hit the back of the net
  • Celtic have scored in 7 of their last 9 matches on the road in the CL
  • There’s only been one previous meeting – a friendly 2-1 win for CFR Cluj


Betting Tips Verdict

Both CFR Cluj and Celtic are in form right now so we should see both teams score as a result.