CFR Cluj and KuPS meet at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs). This will be the first direct meeting between these two teams as they have never met before.
CFR Cluj :
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs) after a win away (0‑1) against Djurgården. The team comes to this match after a draw at home against Chindia Târgovişte by (0‑0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, CFR Cluj won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. The defense has been strong and has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
The CFR Cluj team comes to this match after a 0-0 draw against Targoviste, in a match for the Romanian championship. It should be noted that the Romanians reach this round of the Europa League after beating Djurgarden 0-1. The home team usually acts in a 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced pieces are Mario Rondón and Billel Omrani. The brain of the team is midfielder Damjan Djokovic, the player responsible for defining and leading his team’s attacks. Coach Dan Petrescu can count on all the players.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs), the visiting team eliminated: Sūduva and Slovan Bratislava. In their last match, for the Veikkausliiga, they beat Mariehamn away by (0‑2). In their last 10 away matches KuPS has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 14 of the last 15 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 4 times, but got the comeback in 2.
KuPS comes to this game motivated, after a 2-0 win at the Mariehamn stadium visit, in a Finnish championship game. In the last round of the Europa League, the visitors beat Marijampolé 2-0. Usually when the home club invests in the offensive process they do so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by winger Ilmari Niskanen. Striker Rangel is one of Neftçi’s most prominent, being very powerful and strong at the finish. For this match, coach Arne Erlandsen can count on all his players.