Before the final the return match of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, which will be held on Tuesday, between “Port” and “Krasnodar” will meet “Celtic” from Glasgow, Scotland and CFR Cluj from a Romanian.
Last week the teams played in Romania, draw 1:1, so this week they likely will score again to go to the playoffs of UEFA Champions League in the final qualifying round, the winning team will meet the Czech “Slavia” from Prague.
The loser at the end of both games, the team goes in the playoffs of the Europa League, where will play against Moldavian “the Sheriff” or the Swedish AIK.
- CFR Cluj
- The coefficients and forecast
Scottish team began the season with Champions League qualification and is successfully conducting the campaign 2019-20, knocking out qualifying tournament for a couple of teams, being the favorite to reach the playoffs while ranking first in Premiership after crushing victories in both opening rounds of the championship.
Before playing a draw with CFR Cluj, Celtic in his field started the new season with a defeat of “Saint Johnston” with the score 7:0. In the next round, the team from Glasgow were already on the road, but the result did not change: less modest, but nevertheless the defeat with the score 2:5 it is noted in the “Motherwell”.
Results in the domestic arena, as already shown by the examples of other hegemons of their countries in the Champions League, should not be taken too seriously, but whatever it was, “the Celts” has not lost any of their previous 13 matches, and in 5 of their last 6 matches, scored first. Exception — a game with “Cluzel”.
The first Romanian team in this campaign has not given the Scottish team to beat themselves, but the last one at home is still considered the favorite to win.
The Romanian team began competing in the Champions League qualification as long as Scottish, so also went 3 rounds not to go right before the playoffs of the qualifying tournament, after which follows the group stage.
The new season of the CFR started with losing the match for the Supercup of Romania and then lost on the road “Astana” with the minimum account, but then what? Victory at home. Next round — an away draw with Maccabi tel Aviv, but what before it? Victory at home. However, the round of Cluj has started just such a home draw.
Draw in his field has led to the fact that the “railroad” out now necessarily have to score. She didn’t make it in Astana, but nevertheless opened the scoring in 5 of the 7 previous games.
In addition, after a failed trip to Kazakhstan CFR Cluj has not lost any of the following matches but on the eve of the championship, also won with the devastating account.
The coefficients and forecast
The home side are the favourites to win, but the guests is not to say that people underestimate:
1.5–1.6: winning “Celtic”;
6.0–6.5: victory at CFR Cluj;
The same can be said about the teams ‘ chances of reaching the play-offs:
1.2–1.3: passage “Celtic”;
3.5–4.0: pass “Cluj”.
It is unlikely that the meeting will end in a draw, especially as teams have to score.