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THE MATCH PREDICTION CFR Cluj - FC Astana 17.07 20:00

Home win
WIN 1.97

On Wednesday many pair of team will continue to struggle for their promotion to the second qualifying round of the Champions League. In one of them, CFR Cluj welcomes FC Astana at its Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu (Cluj-Napoca). Will the hosts take revenge tonight?

CFR Cluj

Last season CFR Cluj won the Romanian Liga1 for the fifth time in its history and the second time in a row. The White and Burgundies were the best in the regular season as well as in the Championship round. Finally, they had a two point gap over the national powerhouse Steaua Bucharest.

Commonly, the Railwaymen earned 50 points and led the Romanian football caravan within a whole second stage. Their overall statistics looked like this: 22 wins, 11 draws and three losses, 54 goals for and 20 goals against. Dan Petrescu’s footballers got the promotion to the Champions League’s qualifying stage.

Last week the hosts began the new national campaign and shared the points with a modest Poli Iasi, 1:1

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FC Astana

FC Astana won the national gold for the five times too. The Blue and Yellow win the Kazakhstan Premier League since 2014. Last season they earned 77 points after 33 games and had a huge gap over the second-placed Kairat Almaty. Their overall statistics contained 24 wins, five draws and four losses, 66 goals for and 22 goals against. Their offensive and defensive lines were the best among 12 clubs of the league.

This season the national contemporary giant underperforms. The team from the capital is second in the standings with 38 points after 19 rounds. The leading Tobol has one point more and one reserved game.

The first leg ended in favor of hosts 1:0. Evgeni Postnikov from FC Astana scored from the resulting corner. The ball slipped through the box to Evgeni Postnikov and he smashed it inside the left post, giving the goalkeeper no chance.

Prediction

Both sides are experienced cup fighters. Astana got a small advantage before the second leg without any guarantee to be advanced further. We expect the Romanian will not give up and win in the normal time. We predict Cluj’s victory with a great coefficient of 1.97

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.

«CFR Cluj»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 3 LOSSES: 1

0 : 1
1 : 2
1 : 1
1 : 0
1 : 0

«FC Astana»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 2 LOSSES: 2

1 : 0
1 : 1
0 : 2
4 : 1
3 : 2

Last meetings:

09.07.2019

FC Astana 1 : 0 CFR Cluj