Match Time:7/18/2019 02:00 Thursday(GMT+8)
CFR Cluj: Anxious ( Recent Form: W W L L D )
The first phase of the new season is going very hard for CFR Cluj. Having experienced 3 official matches since the beginning of the season in different tournaments, Romania champions 2 years in a row have not been able to win any victory. Opening is a 0-1 defeat at the Romanian Super Cup against Viitorul Constanta, after a few days of defeat in the first leg of Astana's field. The first match in the Liga 1 national championship was also a disappointing result when coaches Dan Petrescu could not defeat the opponent despite being playing in front of the home audience. Front attack of the team of Dr. Constantin Raiulescu was really having a big problem when he only had one shot that shook the opponent's net. More worried when they had to score at least 2 goals in the return match with Astana to raise hope to continue. It was difficult for the Romanian team when even at last year's championship, defending ability was certainly Cluj's forte, not an attack on the posture. Anyway, they were at the same step and could only rise. If you set a strong determination and make good use of the cheering of the home audience, CFR Cluj will have the opportunity to turn the tables.
Astana: Holds many advantages ( Recent Form: W L L W W )
After winning the absolute championship last season, Astana is at a disadvantage for the race to the Kazakhstan national championship 2019. Over 19 matches played, the champions won 38 points. through 12 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In general, Astana's attacking line still plays well but the defense system is no longer able to maintain its stability. In particular, the performance is not so good on the away side as part of the reason why the Grigoriy Babayan's army did not win the upper hand. This will be a remarkable highlight before the team enters the first leg of the Champions League qualifier. Anyway, Astana is having a big advantage over the number of holidays compared to rivals when not competing in any other tournament around this time. Knowing that the advantage in the first leg is still fragile, but with careful preparation and even legal battles, it is not surprising that Astana is the name that won the right to continue.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, CFR Cluj's last 5 games have no more than 2 goals scored, and the last 3 matches of FC Astana also have no more than 2 goals scored, moreover, although it is mandatory to win but perhaps CFR Cluj also Do not dare to rise up the team because only one goal is conceded that they will have to score 2 more goals to be able to continue so it will be a safe and sure play from both sides. With the above statistics, it is predicted that this match will have few goals scored.
CFR Cluj VS Lokomotiv Astana
O/U Pick: Under 2.25 Goals