Voluntari won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-2 Liga I defeat last time out to Viitorul Constanța.
It’s not been often in recent games that Voluntari have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Alb-Vișinii have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 9 goals along the way. That pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, of course.
Their prior results show that Voluntari:
- are winless against CFR Cluj in their previous 6 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Cluj head into the clash following on from a 0-2 Europa League win to defeat CSKA Sofia in their previous fixture.
For CFR Cluj, the goals were scored by Mário Rondon (53') and Ciprian Deac (74'). CSKA Sofia got 5 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
A run of reliable showings from the CFR Cluj defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 outings overall. In that period, their own forwards have managed to score 9.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that CFR Cluj:
- are undefeated by Voluntari when they’ve played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 20/08/2017 shows that these encounters have been pretty painful for Voluntari. They’ve not managed to register any wins at all whereas Cluj have just been too good for them, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those matches played.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
Team News: Voluntari
Voluntari boss Cristiano Bergodi has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Cluj
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Cluj manager Dan Petrescu has zero fitness worries at all coming into this game.
We envisage that Voluntari have the firepower to find the net against this Cluj side, but one goal might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 advantage for Cluj when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what eventuates.
What are the best odds for this match?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds on the 90 min. result market, backing Voluntari can be had for 5.4, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.68 and putting your money on the win for Cluj can be had at 1.704. Those are the best returns that can be secured right now.