CFR Cluj vs Celtic: Hoops may now ease off in Romania

CFR Cluj vs Celtic: Hoops may now ease off in Romania

Kick-off: 1755, 12/12/2019

Stadium: Stadionul Dr Constantin Radulescu

TV: BT Sport

This will be the fourth time these familiar foes have faced each other in as many months and the set-up of this meeting makes CFR Cluj a percentage pick.

Celtic have already wrapped up top spot in Europa League Group E, but their hosts need to avoid defeat here to guarantee pipping Lazio for second place.

Having already beaten the Italian giants and Rennes in Romania, 11/10 for a home win is good enough to be our initial CFR Cluj vs Celtic prediction.

A Look At CFR Cluj’s Betting Odds

It was 1-1 when Cluj hosted Celtic in a Champions League qualifier back in August, before Dan Petrescu’s side pulled off a surprise 4-2 success in the second leg in Glasgow.

They were beaten 2-0 when returning to Parkhead during this pool, though, and lost 1-0 away to Lazio on Matchday 5.

However, they are still in pole position to advance thanks to a 2-1 home win over the Serie A side and a couple of 1-0 victories versus Rennes.

Cluj have also only dropped two points out of 30 at Stadionul Dr Constantin Radulescu in Romania’s top flight, scoring 27 goals here and conceding just twice.

We’re expecting them to keep things tight on this occasion, so CFR Cluj vs Celtic odds.

A Look At Celtic’s Betting Odds

Celtic kicked off their Group E campaign with a 1-1 draw at Rennes and have since rattled off four straight triumphs.

Odsonne Edouard and Mohamed Elyounoussi struck in a comfortable win over Cluj, before a couple of memorable 2-1 victories versus Lazio.

A 3-1 triumph over Rennes in Scotland maintained the momentum, but this may be a good time for Neil Lennon to shuffle his pack and rest some key players.

The Hoops celebrated picking up a 10th straight domestic trophy after a hard-fought 1-0 League Cup final win over arch-rivals Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday.

There is a slight fear that Lennon may fixate on trying to extend a 12-match winning run, but surely his focus will instead switch to five more Scottish Premiership matches coming up during this busy month.

Let’s finish off our CFR Cluj vs Celtic betting tips by taking 11/2 for a 1-0 home victory.

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Last result:

Botosani 2-1 CFR CLUJ – Michael Pereira

Rangers 0-1 CELTIC – Christopher Jullien

Head-to-head: Celtic 2-0 CFR Cluj, Celtic 3-4 CFR Cluj, CFR Cluj 1-1 Celtic

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