CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th August 2019

A tense draw on the cards in Romania?

Champions League Betting

CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague Betting Tips – Champions League, 20th August 8.00pm

Romanian side Cluj have had a fair few games under their belt already and they started their Champions League campaign in the first qualifying round. They were the ones who dumped Celtic out in the last stage. Slavia Prague are coming in cold, entering the qualifiers here. Read our predictions for CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague.

CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague Betting Odds*

Slavia Prague 13/8
CFR Cluj 13/8
Draw 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)

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CFR Cluj News and Form – Can Cluj build on Celtic success?

From their previous meetings with Czech opposition CFR’s record is W2 L2. This has been a challenging campaign in the Champions League qualifiers this season, facing some relatively tough competition in Astana, Maccabi Tel-Aviv and Celtic. They started with an away loss at Astana but turned things around at home. It was a nervy 2-2 away draw in the second leg that gave them a 3-2 aggregate success over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Total Goals Exact 3
7/2

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Then they pulled out all the stops against Celtic. The first leg of that tie with the Scottish Champions, Cluj had drawn 1-1 at home. So that was them at a disadvantage. But they took advantage of some shocking defending by Celtic at Parkhead to produce a 4-3 second-leg win. That was some success for them. It has been only one clean sheet in six European games this term and they are W7 D4 L2 in all competitions this season. Cluj holds a W4D2 record at home this season. CFR Cluj have scored one goal exactly in four of their six home fixtures this season.

CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague Head to Head

This tie is the first meeting between the two clubs

 

Key-Facts – CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague

  • Cluj knocked out Cletic in the previous round
  • Slavia Prague were Europa League quarter finalists last season
  • Cluj are unbeaten at home this season

Slavia Prague News and Form – Can Prague avoid defeat in Romania?

Slavia Prague are the champions in the Czech Republic and with some domestic action having been played there this season, they are not rusty. They are carrying the form of W5 D1 from their six league games played this term. In that run of fixtures they have conceded only one goal as well. Slavia Prague are undefeated in six games previously played against Romanian opposition (W2 D4).

Just once before have Slavia Prague made it to the group stage of the Champions League and that was 12 years ago. They have come one step further than last year, when they fell at the third qualifying round. They did go to the Europa League last season and reached the quarter-finals where they were beaten by Chelsea. Slavia Prague have claimed just one win in their last 15 UEFA Champions League matches (D7 L7).

CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 9/4
Under 2.5 goals at 8/15
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)

CFR Cluj v Slavia Prague Predictions

Draw: It is hard to pick a winner out of this one. It just looks over the two legs as if it is going to be a very closely-ran thing. We can see Slavia Prague coming in and trying to stay as tight as possible in this away leg. Draw.


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