CFR Cluj – Poli Iasi
In the first round of the new Liga 1 season, CFR Cluj will meet the Poli Iasi team in their own field in a predictive match that can be used by gamblers. CFR Cluj has already played two official games in the new season, after losing the Supercup match with Viitorul Constanta followed another defeat in the Astana away from the UEFA Champions League preliminaries.
Taking into account these results, CFR Cluj will focus on the next week’s match in which they will have to get a victory against Astana and avoid elimination. Poli Iasi could take advantage of this situation and get a positive result in this game, it is very likely that more unused players will evolve in the starting formula used by CFR.
Moreover, the strategy applied by Dan Petrescu manager is not very spectacular, CFR Cluj was remarkable last season through a very organized defensive and won both meetings with Poli Iasi with a score of 1-0. Betting agencies do not give a lot of chances to Poli Iasi, but we recommend betting on the option under 2.5 goals scored, a forecast which is quoted with 1.60 and can bring a profit if the team of the guests will be able to produce a surprise in this match.
Universitatea Cluj – PAOK Thessaloniki
After last season Universitatea Cluj was very close to promotion in Liga I and this year the “red caps” aim to be placed in the first two teams in the second league. In order to accomplish this goal, the team trained by Bogdan Lobont will prepare for a friendly match against Greek champion, PAOK Thessaloniki.
The difference between the two clubs is immense, PAOK has split this summer with Razvan Lucescu after winning the title in the Greek championship after a 34-year break and the new manager is Abel Ferreira, a technician who has already prepared Braga. In the PAOK squad is evolving some of the most valuable players in the Greek championship, so in today’s game we will be able to watch Douglas Augusto, Dimitrios Pelkas, Leo Jaba and Sverrir Ingi Ingason.
The club’s board in Thessaloniki wants PAOK to win a qualification in the UEFA Champions League group stage and win the title of Greek champion again. Among the most important players at the Universitatea Cluj are Dorin Goga, Gabriel Giurgiu, George Florescu and Laszlo Sepsi. Even if this is a friendly match, bettors should rely on the success of the Greeks that is quoted with 1.50 and it is a very generous prognosis considering all the advantages enjoyed by PAOK.
Algeria – Ivory Coast
Bettors will have today many matches available to choose from , and one of the most interesting games will be played on the Suez Stadium, where Algeria and Ivory Coast will compete for a qualification in the semifinals of the competition. The two teams have been considered since the start of the tournament among favorites to win the trophy and Algeria managed to win all the matches of this African Cup edition without conceding any goal.
Ivory Coast has suffered a single defeat in the game against Morocco and will meet today one of the most organized defenses in the African continent. We must also mention that Algeria has 10 consecutive matches without any defeat and this performance will give an excellent moral to squad before this meeting. Among the most remarkable Algerian players we will name Youcef Atal, Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Mahrez and Yacine Brahimi.
The last confrontation between Algeria and Ivory Coast took place in 2015 in the quarterfinals of the African Cup and in that match Ivory Coast won with a score of 3-1. It is difficult to predict the team that will get the qualifying in the semi-finals, but we must expect a tight match in which the option under 2.5 goals scored, rated 1.45, may be the best choice for bettors.
Sheriff Tiraspol – Saburtalo Tblisi
Today, in the Daily betting preview section, we will offer more arguments to determine you to bet on the victory of Sheriff Tiraspol in the match against Georgian champion Saburtalo Tblisi. Between the two squads there is a huge difference in experience, Sheriff has again won the title of champion in the Republic of Moldova and will try to get the best results in the UEFA Champions League. From 2016 to the present, Sheriff evolves each year in the Champions League preliminaries and met another Georgian team last year.
In the home match Sheriff was then imposed with a score of 3-0 against the Torpedo Kutaisi, a victory that brought the team from Tiraspol in the next stage of the preliminaries. Saburtalo Tblisi has managed to win in this year first championship title of Georgia, so players trained by Giorgi Chiabrishvili have not had so much experience in European competitions.
Perhaps the most important member of the team is midfielder Levan Kenia, a football player who has evolved for Schalke, Karpaty Lvov and Slavia Prague. However, the advantages of the Moldavian champions are obvious in this confrontation, and the players who will enjoy the success of the Tiraspol team will get 1.55 from the majority of the betting agencies.
Astana – CFR Cluj
The Romanian champion will start his European adventure today and the first opponent of CFR Cluj is Astana, Kazakhstan champion. The first match of the two clubs will take place on the Nur-Sultan Arena and we have to emphasize that Astana is much more physically fit because this summer they played several matches in the domestic championship. The victories in the last five matches increased the morale of the players trained by Roman Grygorchuk, while the confidence of those from CFR Cluj was affected by the failure of the Romanian Supercup match.
During the pre-season period, the Romanian champion won several matches against strong opponents such as Sparta Prague and Mlada Boleslav, which means that the level of footballers at CFR is quite high. A very large influence in determining the final result may have the surface of the field, the arena on which Astana plays does not have natural grass and CFR Cluj will have to adapt its strategy for the synthetic field.
In this summer CFR Cluj brought several players from Gaz Metan Medias, young footballers who want to affirm and become favorites in the opinion of Dan Petrescu. The favorite to win in this confrontation is Astana, but the option under 2.5 goals scored, which is quoted with 1.50, is our recommendation for those who want to earn some extra money.
Ghana – Tunisia
The Ismaila Stadium will be the venue for a very interesting match between Ghana and Tunisia, two sides that have not yet suffered a defeat. The Tunisian team managed to cross the group stage without winning a match, the three tie results were enough for Alain Giresse and his players to avoid elimination and continue to see the win of the African Cup.
However, today’s opponent is a very strong one, Ghana finished first in a group with Guinea-Bissau, Benin and Cameroon. The Ghanaian team won a victory and two draws, but we must note that many of the players present in this tournament managed to reach with Ghana in the African Cup final from 2015. Among the most important players in the current squad we will mention Kwadwo Asamoah, Thomas, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew or Asamoah Gyan.
The last match between the two opponents was a friendly match in 2013, a very dramatic game where Tunisia led 2-0 and Ghana won 4-2, scoring 4 times in the last 30 minutes of the match . Ghana is also the favorite to win in this evening, betting agencies offering 2.40 to those who will bet on the success of the Ghanaian team.
Algeria – Guinea
A new African Cup match will be our recommendation for those who want to get an extra income today because in the confrontation between Algeria and Guinea we have a clear favorite to win. Algeria is one of the teams that won all of the games at this edition of the African Cup, these results have increased the confidence of players prepared by Djamel Belmadi and in the game today Algerians want to continue this series of victories.
In fact, Algeria has one of the most valuable squads in the African Cup, and today’s players will also be Adam Ounas of Naples, Youcef Atal from Nice or captain Riyad Mahrez who is evolving for Manchester City. Among the most motivated Algerian players are Mehdi Zeffane and Yacine Brahimi because these players still do not have a club and will try to attract the attention of the tournament scouts.
Guinea can not obtain such good results, the only victory gained in this tournament was in the match with Burundi, so Algeria’s opponent today should not pose many problems. Guinea has also been defeated in the latest direct game, and today a victory won by Algeria will bring 1.65 for those who will bet on a new Magreb national success.