Celtic Good Value to Land Away Win in Romania
Celtic continue their quest to reach the Champions League group stages on Wednesday evening with the first leg of their game against Romanian side CFR Cluj. The Bhoys travel away from home for the first leg, and backing them is always a tricky proposition as they don’t actually need to win the game and would be more than happy with a draw from it. However, they have impressed in the competition so far, won 7-0 in their first league game of the season at the weekend, and everything is pointing to them playing really well here, they are too big a price to ignore.
Right from the start of their campaign, reaching the group stages of this competition will have been the aim for both Celtic and CFR Cluj. Both teams have been there before recently, and both are capable of doing so again, although only one can advance from this tie. While both are similar in terms of ability, there is no doubt that Celtic have shown a lot more recently, they have started on the front foot and I think that is something that can continue this week and next, when the return leg takes place at Celtic Park.
In the last round, Cluj narrowly found a way past Maccabi Tel Aviv, winning 1-0 at home before a 2-2 draw away to qualify. Celtic played a lesser opponent, but dominated with 5-0 and 2-0 victories to give them a 7-0 score line. This was repeated on Saturday, when they won 7-0 against St Johnstone in their first Scottish Premiership game of the season as they look to land the league title once again in Scotland.
CFR Cluj vs Celtic Betting Tips
Celtic don’t need to win this game, which makes it an awkward scenario which to back them in, but at the price they are available, they are worth chancing here. Both teams have the ability to get into the Champions League group stages but in terms of recent form, Celtic are well above the standard set by Cluj, both on their performances in Europe and at home.
Although in a tricky position, and one where they would love a draw, I will be chancing Celtic to gain an advantage here to take home a week later where they will look to wrap things up and continue on to the group stages of this competition.