CFR Cluj vs Lincoln Red Imps Preview 28/07/2021
On Wednesday night, Romanian team Cluj host Gibraltar outfit Lincoln Red Imps, as the two teams meet in the Champions League second qualifying round second leg.
The first leg finished 2-1 to Cluj in Gibraltar and they are big favourites to progress to the next round.
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— Lincoln Red Imps FC (@LincolnRedImps) July 27, 2021
The home sides league campaign has just kicked off, but they are already in their stride, having won both their opening games, as well as the first leg of this tie. The Romanian team have also scored at least two goals in all three straight victories.
Cluj have been regulars in the early stages of the Champions League in recent seasons. However, they have won just three of their last nine matches over 90 minutes in Europe’s elite competition.
The Romanian team have an inconsistent recent record on home soil in the Champions League, although they have suffered just one defeat in 90 minutes in their last six home matches.
Lincoln Red Imps are once again top of their domestic league, which is already 20 games in. The first leg defeat ended a nine-game unbeaten run for the visitors in all competitions.
When it comes to the Champions League, like their opponents, the team from Gibraltar have plenty of recent experience in the early stages of the competition. However, most of their ties have ended in disappointment.
In fact, a 5-0 win over Fola Esch of Luxembourg in the last round is their only win in their last five games in the competition.
Unsurprisingly, Lincoln Red Imps have a poor recent away record in the Champions League, winning just two of their eight away games in the competition.
PlusBet.net predicts that Cluj will cruise into the third qualifying round of the Champions League by recording a victory in a high-scoring encounter.
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