Celtic and Cluj face in Celtic Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In the last 3 years there is only a record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one at 13‑08-2019, which ended in a victory of the Cluj by (3‑4), and another more recent one at 07-08-2019, which ended in a draw for (1‑1). The Cluj presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team plays its second match in Group E, after having tied for (1‑1) in their first game in this group stage, against Rennes. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with the Hibernian by (1‑1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Celtic won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 2 of the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Celtic is determined to make a good campaign in the competition and that is why he wants to have regularity during the games. Of course, it will not be easy, especially knowing the quality of its rivals, but trust the quality of the staff it has. The minimum you expect for this round is a draw, but as long as the ball rolls, it will give its maximum to win. So, we can expect a very intense duel, in which the Scots will do everything possible to score three points against their fans. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
The visiting team plays its second match in Group E, having won by (2‑1) in their first game in this group stage, against Lazio. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for League I, he won the Gaz Metan Mediaş at home by (3‑0). In its last 10 away games the Cluj records 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need improvement.
The fact that he won in the debut was very positive for the Cluj, because he knew he didn’t have favoritism. Now he is motivated by that to try to make a good campaign in the competition, since he knows that this phase is short. Despite playing away from your domains, you want a good result and will do everything possible to make this happen. Of course, this will not be easy, but it will use all the necessary means to add at least one point. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.