Cluj vs Celtic Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th December 2019

Romanians can topple Celtic

Hatem Elhamed/Celtic ©imago images / Alex Nicodim 12.12.2019

Cluj vs Celtic Betting Tips – Europa League, 12th December 5.55pm

Celtic have done enough already to give themselves a nice night off in European action. They play host to second-placed Cluj on Thursday who need to avoid defeat at home to guarantee that they progress. So they are the ones walking a thin line in this one. Read our predictions for Cluj vs Celtic.

Cluj vs Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 11/4
Draw 9/4
Cluj 11/10

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Cluj News and Form – Can Cluj defat Celtic?

This does look like a favourable situation for Cluj. They are at home against a side who have already qualified and probably won’t be at full strength. Cluj are sat on 9 points in second place and a point is enough for them. If they lose then they will have to hope that Lazio don’t beat Rennes. The Italians have a superior head to head record over Cluj so it’s Lazio who would progress if they finish level on points.

Cluj 1-0 Correct Score
11/2

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It has been five defeats in their last nine home games in the Europa League for Cluj, which includes qualification matches. However, they have won both home games in this group campaign. Those were 1 goal margin successes against Lazio and Rennes. So still, Cluj have never played out a drawn match in the Europa League proper. Their overall record in the competition is W4 L9 and they beat Lazio on Matchday 1, that snapped a seven-match losing streak in the competition that they were on. Can they get that precious point they need?

Cluj vs Celtic Head to Head

In this season’s Champions League qualifiers Cluj and Celtic met
After a 1-1 draw in Romania, Cluj won 4-3 at Celtic Park
Celtic won the first Europa League meeting 2-0

 

Key-Facts – Cluj vs Celtic

  • Cletic have only ever won 2 Europa League away games
  • Cluj need to avoid defeat to progress
  • Celtic have already won the group

 

Celtic News and Form – Can Celtic avoid defeat in Romania?

It has been a great campaign by Celtic. But their interest in this game is going to be zero. After winning the League Cup Final against Rangers on the weekend, they will be happy enough to rest players for this meaningless game. Back in the summer, it was Cluj who knocked Celtic out of the Champions League qualifiers. Now the Bhoys could turn around and subsequently dump Cluj out of the Europa League if they beat them.

It’s a 13 point haul that Celtic have picked up in the group and it is a four-match winning streak that they are on in the group stage. Celtic had never won a Europa League away games before their Match Day 5 success at Rosenborg last season. Their overall record in such fixtures is now W2 D9 L9.

Cluj vs Celtic Tips & Odds

Home win at 11/10
Cluj to win by a 1 goal margin at 11/4

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 10th, 2019 at 7:44 p.m.)

Cluj vs Celtic Predictions

Cluj to win: The home side are worth a flutter, just because Celtic have nothing riding on the game and won’t be at full strength. There’s a great opportunity for the Romanians to make some history by getting themselves through. Home win.


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