Celtic v CFR Cluj Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th August 2019

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Celtic v CFR Cluj Betting Tips – Champions League, 13th August 7.45pm

Celtic are 90 minutes on home soil away from reaching the playoff round of this season’s Champions League qualifiers. The Scottish champions are level at 1-1 in this tie following the first leg out in Romania. It’s a pretty decent position to be and they will be expected to have a relatively comfortable time of things back at Celtic Park. Read our predictions for Celtic v CFR Cluj.

Celtic v CFR Cluj Betting Odds*

Celtic 1/2
Draw 31/10
CFC Cluj 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 1:14 p.m.)

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Celtic should be reasonably confident in themselves about getting through to the next round of the Champions League qualification process. They are sat at 1-1 in this tie, but that’s an away goal with home advantage to come. This season the Bhoys have taken a W6 D1 record from their seven games played in all competitions.

The draw was from the first leg of this tie. That is also the only game they have played this season, in which they have not scored at least two goals. In their domestic title defence, Celtic have scored 12 goals in their two games played so far.

Celtic 2-0 correct score


In European action, they have been well among the goals as well. They started with a 5-2 aggregate win over Sarajevo, before banking a 7-0 aggregate success over Nomme Kalju. So they should be well backed at Parkhead for a positive result on Tuesday. Celtic are W5 D3 L1 in their last nine UEFA Champions League games.

They were on a four-match winning streak before the draw against Cluj. Celtic have taken a record of W4 D1 in their last five European games on home soil, scoring at least two goals in each of the wins in that sequence.

Celtic v CFR Cluj Head to Head

The first leg of this tie was the first competitive meeting between the two clubs


Key-Facts – Celtic v CFR Cluj

  • Celtic are undefeated in their last five home games in the Champions League
  • Cluj have lost one of their last eight UCL away games
  • Celtic have won six of seven games played this season in all competitions


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CFR Cluj may well be feeling proud of themselves having avoided defeat in the first leg of this tie. They had taken the lead in the game. Their qualification campaign started in the first round, just as Celtic. There they picked up a 3-2 aggregate success over Astana after having lost the first leg away from home 1-0. Then they claimed another 3-2 aggregate success when they met Maccabi Tel Aviv in the second qualification round.

In their last five away games in the Champions League, CFR Cluj have taken just one win, but with an overall record of W1 D3 L1 in that sequence, it’s not all that bad. Their defeat at Astana in this season’s campaign is their only loss on the road in the Champions League, in their last eight played. That’s not a bad record at all. But they are going to be in for a tough night in Glasgow without question. They have to also score on the night to be in with any kind of chance. They can’t rely on just stubborn resistance.

Celtic v CFR Cluj Tips & Odds

Celtic to win by a 2 goal margin at 10/3
Ryan Christie anytime goalscorer at 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 1:14 p.m.)

Celtic v CFR Cluj Predictions

Celtic to win: Cluj have to score to make a contest of this, but we don’t see it happening. Celtic can easily build up the pressure and romp to a clean sheet victory at Parkhead. The longer the game goes on the more than the threat of the visitors is going to drift away. Or at least it should. Home win.

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