Date: on the 09th of July, 2019 (Tuesday)
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions League. Qualification stage.
On Tuesday evening, the defending champion of Kazakhstan Astana on home stadium in the frames of the first qualification round of the Champions League 2019/2020 will try to gain advantage before the return leg against the strongest Romanian team CFR Cluj.
According to the bookmakers, the hosts of Astana-Arena are the favorites but the Champions League is the title tournament in frames of which small and average European clubs are trying hard to move on the tournament distance as far as possible and that is why it is silly to underestimate CFR Cluj.
Yes, the Romanians didn’t start well the new season having lost the battle for the Super Cup of their country last Saturday to Viitorul but the forthcoming match for them will be of great significance.
The championship of Kazakhstan is in full play and that is why Astana will have some advantage on the background of physical condition, also the artificial pitch of the stadium to which the guests should get used at the starting minutes of the match can help. But then CFR Cluj will back on track and dictate their rules.
Both teams to score YES – odds 2.5
Astana to win – odds 2.05