CFR Cluj welcomes Celtic at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu in Cluj-Napoca
CFR Cluj welcomes Celtic at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu in Cluj-Napoca. This is a game from Group E of Europa League which could give us some important answers about how the final standings are going to look like. Let’s look in our Europa League predictions.
For CFR Cluj the situation is more than clear at the moment. If the Romanians get at least a draw against Celtic, they will finish second and they will qualify for the next round. They can qualify even if they lose, but only if Lazio don’t win against Rennes in the other game. Right now Cluj have three points advantage in front of Lazio on the second place, but the Italians have better head-to-head record.
Three wins and two losses – this is how Cluj perform in competition since the start of the group phase. In the previous round they had an important visit to Lazio and had the chance to qualify, but they lost the game with 0-1.
Cluj will try not to replay their performance against Celtic in Glasgow in October. This is when the Scottish team didn’t have any problems to win the game comfortably with 2-0.
Now some things are different, though. Celtic already won the group and they are untouchable at the top. This means that the club’s manager Neil Lennon will try some rotations in the line-up. You can expect to see a lot of backup and young players to enter the pitch in Cluj-Napoca. This gives the hosts a very solid chance to get at least a draw and progress in the competition.
These are our Europa League predictions for the game between CFR Cluj and Celtic on Thursday. We expect to see a very experimental line-up by the Brits, which is giving the Romanians a very good chance for positive result.