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Their big Liga 1 Play Offs tie on Sunday will see Cluj do battle with Universitatea Craiova.
Our CFR Cluj v Universitatea Craiova predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Cluj fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 2-1 Liga 1 Play Offs victory vs Universitatea Craiova.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that quality has been evident in the CFR Cluj defence. CFR Cluj have kept it tight, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last six outings standing at 4. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern will continue on in this game.
A sequence of hard-working showings from the Universitatea Craiova defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their last 6 clashes overall. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 13.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 11/04/2021, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Cluj winning 2 of those games, Universitatea Craiova 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
In all, 15 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Ceferiștii and 7 created by Studenţii. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: Cluj
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Cluj manager Dan Petrescu to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Valentin Costache (Unknown Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Universitatea Craiova
Owing to an otherwise available group, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Universitatea Craiova manager Victor Piţurcă to be concerned about. Lyes Houri (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
For this match, we think that CFR Cluj have it within them to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Universitatea Craiova might well find it a difficult task to score but we can see them getting the chances to score, too.
We’re predicting a 3-1 win for CFR Cluj after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu (23,500)
Captain: Mário Camora
Chairman: Marian Băgăcean
Manager: Dan Petrescu
Competitions: Liga I position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)