Astana vs Cluj Match Info
Match date: 9thJuly 2019
Kick-Off: 2.00 pm
Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana
Astana vs Cluj Head to Head Record
This will be the sides first meeting as Champions League’s First Qualifying Round brings them together for a head-to-head clash.
Astana vs Cluj Stats
- Astana come into the match just days after the league win over Tobol (0-2)
- Cluj have seen a Romanian Super Cup loss to Viitorul (0-1) on Saturday
- Blue and Yellows come as slight favourites but have a lot to prove
Astana vs Cluj Match Preview
Astana host Cluj for their 1st Qualifying Round Champions League clash on Tuesday and look to capitalize on their form, coming into the match with their domestic season long started and hoping this can make the difference as they open the competition with a rather tough challenge looming.
Blue and Yellows sit at the top of the Premier League table with games in hand to 2nd placed Tobol, having bagged an important win over the chasers on Friday (0-2) with second-half goals from unlikely hero Runar Sigurjonsson and in-form Marin Tomasov, who found the net three times in his last four appearances.
Cluj have had a more disappointing weekend as they suffered a Super Cup loss to Viitorul (0-1) which puts a great streak ahead of the season opener under a question mark – despite holding Red Star Belgrade to a 1-1 draw and beating Osijek (2-1), Mlada Boleslav (1-0) and Sparta Prague (1-0) in three outings since.
The popular Feroviarii could not find the opener on Saturday and found it very costly as they conceded a late winner, which was the first occasion where they failed to score since the last season. Dan Petrescu now has to look for a quick fix as they look to leave Astana Arena unbeaten.
We do feel we’re in for a strong challenge but we don’t feel Cluj have what it takes to complete such a quest, as we now stick with Astana to secure an advantage with a win priced at 20/23 with Coral – which feels like great value despite their somewhat unpredictable run at this ground.
We hope to see an exciting contest, though, and we’ll go for goals on both ends too as a Yes on Both teams to score comes at 13/10 with Unibet and catches the eye of many – as Cluj surely look to boost their chances with a goal in Kazakhstan.
Astana vs Cluj Betting Tips
Astana to win @ 20/23 with Coral
Both teams to score Yes @ 13/10 with Unibet
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