Cluj v Celtic Tips & Predictions
12th December 2019 – 17:55
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Match Preview & Team News
Celtic will end their Europa League group phase campaign on Thursday evening in Romania where they take on Cluj. The Bhoys have already secured the top spot in the group and we’d not be surprised to see Neil Lennon rotating his starting line-up here.
Cluj need to a point to advance
The match has a much bigger importance for the hosts who just need to avoid a defeat to clinch the second position in the group. They are three points above third-placed Lazio, but the Italians have a better head to head record and a clash against the rock-bottomed Rennes on the same night.
Dan Petrescu’s men suffered an unexpected 2-1 loss at the hands of Botosani in their domestic league at the weekend. They dropped down to second place as a consequence. However, Cluj have been almost impeccable in their own backyard so far in the season. They won nine and drew one of ten Liga I games on the home patch (27-2 goal difference). They also claimed two wins from two Europa League affairs (2-1 v Lazio and 1-0 v Rennes) at home so far.
Celtic won the League Cup title beating Rangers in the Old Firm derby on Sunday
The visitors lifted the maiden trophy of the season at the weekend thanks to a narrow victory over Rangers. They are also two points clear atop the Premiership standings and they will head into this off the back of 12 subsequent victories in all competitions.
Celtic celebrated a 2-0 win when the two likes met each other on Matchday No 2 in Glasgow, but we have to say that Cluj eliminated them in the third round of the Champions League qualifications this summer (5-4 on aggregate).
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The motivation will play a big part here and we will back the home win as the main betting option at the odds of 1/1.
Goals Market Prediction
Cluj are very tough to break down on the home patch, while Celtic kept their net untouched in the weekend’s win over Rangers. The Under 2.5 goals FT looks great at the 8/13 odds.
Cluj v Celtic predictions:
Cluj to win 1/1 – Click Here for a Free Bet
Under 2.5 goals FT 8/13 – Click Here for a Free Bet
Correct Score 1-0 11/2 – Click Here for a Free Bet
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