Maccabi Tel Aviv v CFR Cluj Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-07-30

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Tuesday 30th July 2019
Kickoff: 1800hrs
Pick: Maccabi Tel Aviv AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.74 (odds taken at 23:24 GMT, 29 July 2019)

1 X 2
1.93 3.40 4.10

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 29, 2019 at 23:24)

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Tuesday night brings us the 2nd legs of the 2nd qualifying round ties in the Champions League and our next featured match is the clash between Israeli outfit, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Romanian club, CFR Cluj, as the betting tips continue at the Winner Stadium.

Maccabi Tel Aviv Prediction – Can Maccabi Tel Aviv bounce back?

A 1-0 loss away at CFR Cluj in Romania in last week’s 1st leg of this Champions League 2nd qualifying round tie means the hosts need to bounce back here.

The good news for Maccabi Tel Aviv is that the deficit is just a single goal, and their form on home turf at their Winner Stadium has been excellent.

The hosts have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 30 matches in their own backyard in all competitions which is some record.

That rare defeat was a 3-2 loss at home to Bnei Yehuda in the Israeli Ligat ha’Al back in May, but they need to improve on home soil in the Champions League.

Maccabi Tel Aviv will be hoping that Winner Stadium is true to it’s word here as the hosts have lost 4 of their last 5 ties here.

Losses to Plzen, Dynamo Kiev, Porto and Chelsea have been difficult ties to contend against, but they did hold Basel to a 1-1 draw during this sequence.

However, the hosts know they hold a good record on home turf overall and with forwards Atar and Atzili up front, they stand a decent chance of turning things around in this 2nd leg.


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CFR Cluj Prediction – Can CFR Cluj progress?

The visitors bring a 4-match winning streak into this 2nd leg at Winner Stadium in Netanya following last week’s narrow 1-0 win in Romania.

Recent wins against Astana, in the previous round of the Champions League along with victories over Academica Clinceni, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Dinamo Bucharest should give them confidence here.

It’s worth noting though that 3 of these 4 recent wins for CFR Cluj were achieved on home turf at their Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu.

Switch to results away from home and CFR Cluj have produced a more inconsistent and mixed return on the road with 2 wins and 2 defeats out of their last 5.

Wins at Orenburg in a pre-season friendly and the win at Academica Clinceni have been offset by defeats at Steaua Bucharest (in Liga 1) and Astana (Champions League).

Which brings us onto their results on the road in the Champions League – they’ve managed just 5 wins from their 13 away ties to date.

These 13 away ties include 6 defeats and just 2 clean sheets on their travels around Europe, so they’re far from safe in this trip to Israel.


Key-Facts – Maccabi Tel Aviv v CFR Cluj

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv have lost just 1 out of their last 30 matches at home overall
  • CFR Cluj have lost 6 of their 13 away ties in the Champions League
  • The visitors have also kept just 2 clean sheets out of these 13 ties on the road


Betting Tips Verdict

Maccabi Tel Aviv are still in this tie and will now go looking to overturn this deficit against an uncertain CFR Cluj.