CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Match Info
Date: Wednesday July 24 2019
Kick-off time: 7.00pm BST
Venue: Dr Constantin Radulescu Stadium
Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez (Spain)
CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Head-To-Head Record
No previous competitive matches
CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Stats
- Cluj have never faced an Israeli team in European competition before
- Maccabi Tel Aviv have played one previous tie against Romanian opposition, winning 5-2 on aggregate in the 2016-17 Europa League qualifiers
- Maccabi have failed to win any of their last six away matches in Europe
CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Match Preview
Maccabi Tel Aviv may represent a touch of value to avoid defeat at least when they begin their 2019-20 UEFA Champions League campaign with a trip to Romania.
The Israeli team take on CFR Cluj, who have already got through one round of Europe’s elite club competition. After losing 1-0 in Kazakhstan to Astana, then conceding an early goal at home, they turned the tie around with a hat-trick from ex-Marseille striker Billel Omrani.
In terms of match fitness, Cluj should lack little because their domestic season has been up and running for a couple of weeks and, judging by results, it looks as though they are just getting into their stride.
But Maccabi have also been building up nicely and after three friendly games, they captured Israel’s Super Cup at the weekend when they won 1-0 against their city rivals Bnei Yehuda with a goal from American striker Aaron Schoenfeld.
After missing out on their domestic title to Hapoel Be’er Sheva for three straight seasons, Maccabi were utterly dominant last term under their new Serbian coach Vladimir Ivic who has made a very promising start to his managerial career.
The way in which Ivic improved Maccabi so swiftly was quite startling and they may well have been underestimated by the bookmakers here in terms of gaining a positive result.
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CFR Cluj vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Betting Tips
Draw @ 9/4 with bet365
Both teams to score @ Evens with bet365