Cluj will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 0-2 Europa League loss in their previous game against Roma.
In that game, CFR Cluj managed 33% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for CFR Cluj was Gabriel Debeljuh (49' Own goal). On the other side, Roma had 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Jordan Veretout (67') was the scorer for Roma.
CFR Cluj have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 vs opponents over their last 6 matches. In those games, Ceferiștii have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 11. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
CSKA Sofia go into this meeting following a 2-0 First League win versus CSKA 1948 in their last fixture.
The only player to score from CSKA Sofia was Ali Sowe (18'). Lazar Marin (82' Own goal) scored for CSKA 1948.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring CSKA Sofia has been evident recently. Examining their last six meetings reveals that this has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 5 and The Army Men have scored 5.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these clubs was Europa League match day 1 on 22/10/2020 when it ended CSKA Sofia 0-2 CFR Cluj.
In that match, CSKA Sofia managed 63% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
CFR Cluj had 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Mário Rondon (53′) and Ciprian Deac (74′) scored.
The referee was Halil Umut Meler.
Team News: Cluj
Paulo Vinícius (Muscle Injury), Ovidiu Hoban (Corona virus), Ciprian Deac (Corona virus), Billel Omrani (Unknown Injury) and Mike Cestor (Achilles tendon rupture) are unavailable for CFR Cluj manager Dan Petrescu.
Team News: CSKA Sofia
Owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go, CSKA Sofia manager Daniel Morales has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that CSKA Sofia have the firepower to break down this Cluj side, but it might not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 win for Cluj at the end of the 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds on the win-draw-win market, staking on Cluj can be had for 1.68, a wager on the game finishing all-square is 4 and putting your money on a victory for CSKA Sofia gets you 5.5. Those are the most competitive prices being offered at the moment.
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