Analysis of CFR Cluj
The home team comes to this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Play‑offs) after having eliminated: Celtic, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Astana. They come to this match after a away draw against Sepsi by (1‑1). CFR Cluj has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 5 of the last 6 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 12 of the last 29 have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 13 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have turned the score around in 2. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 8 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (16’‑30′).
Cluj will be playing at home in this first leg match and know the importance of seeking a positive result, so that they can reach with an advantage for the return game. Acting in front of their fans, the Cluj team will have to impose themselves on the pitch, thus going all the way up and looking for attacking moves. The coach should not have major absences for this match, so he should go with a very competitive team to the field.
Analysis of Slavia Praha
The team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of getting a positive away result. In their last match, for the Czech Liga, they got an away win against České Budějovice by (0‑3). In the last 10 away matches Slavia Praha has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.