Astana – Cluj, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ASTANA - CLUJ
The big advantage of Astana and the Kazakhstan teams in general is that the championship is in its peak, when the first rounds of the Champions League start, and now the champion has a very good preparation for the match, but is not in the best shape. It is rare for Astana to lose at home, but lately this has happened several times in the league.
Cluj played strong in the friendlies until now, but in the Super Cup against Viitorul lost and did not perform at good level. Of course, it does not matter much, because this game is not much more valuable, but it is a bit more important than the rest because it is given a cup. What is important is that Cluj has scored a lot of goals recently, and their Champions League statistics away from home are not bad.
We expect at least 2 goals for several reasons and they are due to Astana’s changed style of play and, in general, to their hesitations in defense. That’s what Astana has always relied on, but it’s not working very well now. We expect a goal from them for sure. They have scored 12 out of 14 in their last home games in this tournament, so we will then only need 1 goal to win the bet. Prediction – Over 1.5 – Asian Goal line at 1.50.
- 11 of the last 14 Astana home games have completed over 1.5 goals in UCL
- Cluj have scored 10 of their last 12 away games in the Champions League
ASTANA TEAM NEWS
Anicic(13/2 D) is out
CLUJ TEAM NEWS
Tucudean(27/18 F) is out