Celtic vs CFR Cluj prediction and betting tips for 03/10/19 Europa League fixture at 8:00 pm. The top two of Group E face off at Celtic Park.
Celtic took a creditable point away at Rennes two weeks ago but will need to beat Cluj to be in good stead for qualification. If they can win their home matches in the group, it should see them through and this will be one of the matches Neil Lennon will see as a must win. See tonight’s preview and betting tips below.
Unsurprisingly, Celtic are top of the Scottish Premiership, undefeated after seven games. The Scottish side’s real test comes in Europe where they face stiff competition to qualify from a tough group. A 1-1 draw in France last time out is a solid foundation to build from heading into this fixture.
It’s a similar story for Romanian side, Cluj. They too, sit top of their domestic league with just one loss in eleven. Cluj pulled off an impressive 2-1 win over Lazio in their opening game. This sets them in good stead for a push to qualify for the next round.
The Scottish side go into this one as favourites and have plenty of motivation to win. A home loss to the weakest side on paper would severely dent The Bhoys’ aspirations of progression. Celtic are the better side and home support should be enough to see them through on this occasion. Celtic are priced at 1/2 against Cluj to win at home and that is certainly a bet to go into tonight’s Europa League footy accumulator tips.
Celtic’s frontman has been in splendid form this season, averaging almost a goal a game. Christie has scored 11 times this season and is Celtic’s main threat as they welcome Cluj. The 24-year-old Scot is at 12/1 to score 2 or more on Thursday night and that best price is with Ladbrokes. If he can carry on his recent form against this Cluj side that lost 2-1 against Lazio in their opening group game, we might have a good bet on our hands here.
If Celtic can bring their dominating league form to the Europa League, they should be in with a good chance of winning fairly comfortably. Many of their domestic opponents are not of the level of Cluj but this is a beatable team if Celtic can show up in top form. We’re backing 2-0 at 11/2 with Grosvenor Sports, but if you open a new account with them you’ll get DOUBLE the odds – so a £10 bet would return £120 rather than £65.
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