If one had asked an expert before this Euro League group stage, whether it is realistic that in the match on matchday five between Lazio and CFR Cluj the prediction looks like a team can move in early in the second round, this would probably from the Most have been bowed off.
Lazio Roma vs CFR Cluj Soccer Betting Prediction
However, if one had then asked whether it was also conceivable that the Romanians are the team that already stands with one leg in the knockout phase, then the opinion would have looked clearly different. But that is just the situation in Group E. Celtic Glasgow is still out, Stade Rennes out. In fact, it is only between the Romans and Cluj for the second ticket for the next round.
The squad of coach Petrescu would like to make everything clear on Thursday in the Eternal City. The bookies do not seem to believe this yet and have classified the hosts as a clear favorite. Between Lazio and Cluj, the odds for a tip are around 1.60 for home tally, while wins on outright wins can more than quintuple them.
The question is, if the hosts themselves still believe in the big catch-up and even send their first team to the pitch?
Lazio Roma – Statistics & Current Form
Lazio Roma are in a very good shape right now and ranked third in the league after 13 match days. At the weekend, there was a close 2-1 victory at Sassuolo, with Caicedo scoring the winning goal in injury time. Previously, Superstar and Goalgetter Ciro Immobile was successful.
This has now won five of the past six competitive games. Ironically, the only one of these duels from the Europa League was lost. Against Celtic Glasgow defeated the troupe from the eternal city in the first and second leg and has thus brought into the bad starting position, in which it is now.
The experience of recent years has often shown that Lazio Roma is not always 100% serious about the competition, which is why the poor performance is not so surprising. Of course, the quality in the squad is much higher than in the other teams in Group E, and although coach Inzaghi has usually sent his best team on the pitch, the good results have not materialized.
In the almost hopeless situation with six points behind second place and the important league game on the weekend in front of the chest, it is likely that on Thursday at the home side some of the top players will be spared and the focus already at the Romans on the national competitions is placed. With Ricardo Kishna probably only one actor from the squad is missing due to injury.
But many other players may get a breather. For this reason, despite the individual superiority between Lazio and Cluj a tip on the betting odds of the home team is not necessarily recommended.
Expected formation of Lazio Roma:
➲ Strakosha – Acerbi, Vavro, Luiz Felipe – Jony, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Paolo, Lazzari – Caicedo, Immobile
Last matches of Lazio Roma:
⚽️ 24.11.2019 – Sassuolo Calcio Vs. Lazio Roma 1: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Lazio Roma vs Lecce 4: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 07.11.2019 – Lazio Roma vs Celtic Glasgow 1: 2 (Europa League)
⚽️ 03.11.2019 – AC Milan vs. Lazio Roma 1: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Lazio Roma vs Torino FC 4: 0 (Serie A)
CFR Cluj – Statistics & Current Form
CFR Cluj is currently footballing the ultimate in the home country. In the table of League 1, the club leads the table after 17 matchdays with 34 points in front of Viitorul Constanta. Most of the goals of the league and the fewest goals scored by all teams speak a clear language and underpin the supremacy in national football.
On an international stage, Cluj has also represented his country with great success. Hardly anyone would have dared the team of Petrescu before the group stage that they have nine points after four matchdays in the account and is about to move into the knockout phase. The great strength of the team is the collective and the good team chemistry.
There is no player who stands out in the squad. It was midfielder Mihai Bordeianu’s 4-0 win over Chindia at the weekend, with a brace in the lead. Another time it’s the oldie in attack again, Ciprian Deac. The responsibility is distributed over many shoulders and so the failures are currently very well compensated.
In any case, Mario Rondon will have to be replaced on Thursday, as the scorer of the golden goal against Stade Rennes was sent off the field recently with a dismissal. Next to him is also behind attacker George Tucudean a question mark.
Otherwise, however, all players are fit and eager to ensure against the well-known opponents from Italy, the premature entry into the second round. A point win would be enough for this. If the guests build on their last performances, between Lazio Roma and Cluj even a tip on the odds of away win is conceivable.
Expected formation of CFR Cluj:
➲ Arlauskis – Camora, Boli, Vinicius, Susic – Culio, Bordeianu, Itu – Costache, Deac, Omrani
Last matches of CFR Cluj:
⚽️ 22.11.2019 – CFR Cluj vs.. Chindia 4: 0 (League I)
⚽️ 17.11.2019 – CFR Cluj vs.. Várda SE 2: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Dinamo Bucharest Vs. CFR Cluj 0: 0 (Liga I)
⚽️ 07.11.2019 – CFR Cluj vs Rennes 1: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – CFR Cluj vs Academica Clinceni 3: 0 (Liga I)
Lazio Roma vs CFR Cluj Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The direct comparison between the clubs is limited to the duel from the first leg on the first match day. At that time, the Romans went out early in the lead before veteran Deac scored the equalizer before the break.
Although the Italians were ahead in all important statistics, it was Joker Billel Omrani who scored the winner in the final stages. The Frenchman rewarded his team for a courageous performance.
Lazio Roma vs CFR Cluj Soccer Betting Prediction
Between Lazio and Cluj a tip on the guests at first appears as the not necessarily the most obvious variant. The quality on the side of the home side is much higher and the form of Lazio in five wins from the last six games is not too bad. However, this was not different before the first leg and yet the underdog was able to prevail.
This time it comes to the fact that the Romanians have the table clearly better starting position and the Romans may have already lost faith in the progress. The motivation and attitude speaks therefore clearly for the guests. A very empty stadium will also diminish the home advantage of the Blue and White a little.
Key Facts – Lazio Roma vs CFR Cluj tips
📌 Cluj passes a draw to progress, while Lazio is damned to win
📌 If the Romans are missing the belief in the knockout round, they will not show the right attitude – even a rotation in the starting eleven are conceivable
📌 Even in the first leg, the Romanians could provide as an outsider for the surprise (2: 1 victory)
In relation to the odds away win is much more likely and the value between Lazio Roma and Cluj is clearly in the prediction on the guests. The double chance X / 2 would also be a good option that could be considered.
Since in a draw the home side would have to throw everything forward, maybe even the decisive counterattack for the Romanians is possible and the away team creates the entry into the second round with a threesome in the eternal city. Impossible is not the variant and therefore a small use of three universities for this risk tip is recommended.
Competition: Europa League Group E
Prediction Today: Cluj (2)