Cluj will be in action on Sunday as time edges closer to this looming Liga 1 Play Offs fixture against Steaua Bucharest.
View all Steaua Bucharest v CFR Cluj tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (including the best match odds).
Steaua Bucharest prepare for this fixture after a 2-2 Liga 1 Play Offs drawn match versus Voluntari.
An interesting feature of recent Steaua Bucharest games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've lost. That kind of trend might not follow through into this game, though.
Cluj go into this meeting following on from a 2-1 Liga 1 Play Offs win to defeat Universitatea Craiova in their previous fixture.
In the course of their six previous matches, Dan Petrescu's CFR Cluj have converted a total of 12 times therefore earning them the goals scored per game average of 2.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 19/03/2021, there has been little to separate the clubs with Steaua Bucharest winning 2 of those games, Cluj 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 from Steliștii and 10 coming from Ceferiștii. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
Team News: Steaua Bucharest
The Steaua Bucharest boss Bogdan Vintilă has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Cluj
From a largely available group of players, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Cluj gaffer Dan Petrescu to be concerned about. Valentin Costache (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that CFR Cluj are dangerous enough to score against this Steaua Bucharest team, although that isn’t expected to be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a close game with a 2-1 win for Steaua Bucharest by the conclusion of the game. Hopefully this is a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Națională (55,634)
Captain: Mihai Pintilii
Chairman: Valeriu Argăseală
Manager: Bogdan Vintilă
Competitions: Liga I position 2, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)