Maccabi Tel Aviv – Cluj, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR MACCABI - CLUJ
Maccabi started the match weakly with Cluj and allowed an early goal, but then quickly recovered and came back, having several chances to equalize, but chose to play the match cautiously overall, because even that result could not scare them into Israel . The reason is their brutal form at home, where they not only don’t lose, but barely allow goals. Another issue is that they have not had a home game in LE since 2015.
Cluj is the champion of Romania and plays as such. The team is extremely stable in defense. They managed to eliminate Astana in the last round and their game was level in both matches. Overall, the Romanians are playing with the classic 4-4-2 and a little like the Atletico Madrid team of Diego Simeone, where defensive football is practiced with a lot of aggression and tactics.
Expert view : These are two teams that do not like to concede goals and their main goal in each game first is stable game in defense. There was only one goal in the first game, which was not even a serious mistake by Maccabi. Now the Romanians will come out to not concede again, and we doubt very much that there will be many goals. Prediction – Under 2.5 goals for 1.56.
Maccabi has 15 clean sheets in the last 19 home games
15 of Cluj last 18 away games have finished with under 2.5 goals
MACCABI TEAM NEWS
Enric Saborit (30/3 D), Sheran Yeini (29/1 D), Omer Atzili (29/11 F) are out.
CLUJ TEAM NEWS
George Ţucudean (0/0 F) is under question.