CFR Cluj vs Celtic Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.5, 2019-12-12

James Forrest/Celtic ©imago images / Alex Nicodim 11.12.2019

Thursday 12thDecember 1755hrs
Football – Europe Europa League
Pick Celtic AH+0.5
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.79 (odds taken 05:57 GMT, 11 December )

The final round of matches in the group stages of the Europa League will be played on Thursday night and our next preview features the clash between CFR Cluj and Celtic in Group E as the betting tips continue at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu.

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CFR Cluj Prediction – Can Cluj hang onto 2nd spot?

It’s an interesting final round of matches in Group E as 2nd placed CFR Cluj play host to Celtic with a 3-point lead over 3rd placed Lazio, but the Italians travel to bottom side, Rennes, in the other match in the group, with their hosts having gained just 1 point so far in this campaign.

The position is simple though for CFR Cluj, at least on paper, and that is to beat their Scottish visitors which would guarantee them a place in the knockout rounds of the Europa League, regardless of what result Lazio can achieve in France.

2nd place is the best that CFR Cluj can achieve though as Celtic hold a 4-point cushion over the Romanian club ahead of this Matchday 6 clash, but although the hosts have won both of their matches at home so far in the group, they’ll be facing stiff competition from Celtic.

Wins on home turf against Lazio and Rennes have helped maintain CFR Cluj’s challenge for a top two finish but the hosts have managed to win just 3 of their last 9 home ties in the Europa League and they’ve already lost 2-0 away to Celtic in this season’s competition.


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Celtic Prediction – Can Celtic remain unbeaten in group stages?

The Scottish Premiership champions will make their way over to Romania on the back of a strong and impressive 12-match winning streak in all competitions as they seek to end their group campaign in positive fashion despite having already qualified for the knockout stage.

Success breeds success and Celtic have enjoyed an impressive Europa League campaign to date as The Hoops have won 4 of their 5 matches so far in Group E, having collected victories over tonight’s opponents, CFR Cluj, as well as home and away wins against Lazio and a home win over Rennes.

Celtic started off with a point in a 2-2 draw at Rennes, but the subsequent 4 wins on the trot have lifted Neil Lennon’s side top of the pile and will be looking to extend their unbeaten run away from home in the competition to 4 matches on Thursday night.

However, the statistics indicate that Celtic have won just 3 of their last 19 away matches at this level, so it’s perhaps best to avoid the straight win and back the visitors with the handicap here (double chance).


Key-Facts – CFR Cluj vs Celtic

  • CFR Cluj have won just 3 of their last 9 home ties in the Europa League
  • Celtic have won just 3 of their last 19 away matches at this level
  • Celtic won the last meeting against CFR Cluj 2-0 at Celtic Park


Betting Tips Verdict

CFR Cluj will face their biggest test yet while Celtic know they don’t have to take any unnecessary risks here.