Roma vs CFR Cluj Preview, Tips and Odds

Roma and CFR Cluj will face each other at Stadio Olimpico on Thursday for a match of the 3rd group stage round of Europa League. The two sides are neighbors in the standings, occupying the top two places in group A of the competition, with both on four points and separated only on goal difference.

Roma vs CFR Cluj Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Roma Draw 2 W/ 1 D/ 1 L 1 W/ 0 D/ 1 L
CFR Cluj Draw 1 W/ 1 D/ 2 L 1 W/ 0 D/ 1 L

Last game between the teams: 08.12.2010 Champions League: CFR Cluj – Roma 1:1; Lacina Traore 88’; Marco Borriello 22’
Last game at this venue: 28.09.2010 Champions League: Roma – CFR Cluj 2:1; Philippe Mexes 69’, Marco Borriello 71’; Ionut Rada 78’

Worth mentioning: All of the four meetings between the teams of Roma and CFR Cluj have been in the Champions League, as both sides were drawn in the same group of the tournament on two occasions – in 2008 and 2010. The Romanians only victory in the H2H clashes was achieved in the very first encounter, as they prevailed 1:2 in Rome. Roma are unbeaten since then, recording two victories and a draw in the most recent game. All of the four matches witnessed goals at both ends, as three also produced over 2,5 goals.

Roma vs CFR Cluj Stats

As of 02.11 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Roma Win 5 W/ 4 D/ 1 L 3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L
CFR Cluj Loss 6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L 4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L

Last game Roma: 01.11.2020 Serie A: Roma – Fiorentina 2:0 Leonardo Spinazzola 12’, Pedro 70’; Lucas Martinez Quarta from the visiting team was sent off with straight red card in the 88’
Top performers Roma: Jordan Veretout 4 goals, Edin Dzeko 3 goals, Pedro 3 goals.
Next game Roma: 08.11.2020 Serie A: Genoa – Roma
Last game CFR Cluj: 01.11.2020 LIGA 1: CFR Cluj – Gaz Metan Medias 1:2; Denis Ciobotariu 90’; Ronaldo Deaconu 27’, Nicolao Dumitru 60’
Top performers CFR Cluj: Paulo Vinicius 3 goals, Ciprian Deac 2 goals 1 assist, Ionut Costache 1 goal.
Next game CFR Cluj: 08.11.2020 LIGA1: Arges – CFR Cluj

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Roma 21-14 7 6 3
CFR Cluj 14-6 3 5 5

Worth mentioning: Roma defeated Fiorentina 2:0 at home on Sunday, thus ending the mini-streak of two consecutive draws. The Romans are unbeaten in the last seven matches and lost just one of the last eleven. Each of the team’s last three defeats came away from home. Three of Roma’s last five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, and all of the same also saw both involved sides to score. The Wolves managed to keep a clean sheet in the last two matches at Stadio Olimpico, but before that were unable to do so in nine consecutive meetings there.
CFR Cluj lost 1:2 at home to Gaz Metan on Sunday in what was their first defeat for the last twenty encounters across all tournaments. Ex-Chelsea player and Romanian legend Dan Petrescu who is now coaching Cluj dropped a bomb in the post-match press-conference saying that the upcoming meeting with Roma will be his last at the helm of the club. CFR Cluj had not conceded more than a goal in eleven straight clashes prior to the recent defeat. Two of the team’s last five matches resulted in over 2,5 goals, while three witnessed goals at both ends.

Roma vs CFR Cluj News

Missing players Roma: Riccardo Calafiori, Amadou Diawara and Nicolo Zaniolo are injured.
Missing players CFR Cluj: Mike Cestor is injured.

Roma vs CFR Cluj Predictions

Roma to win – 1.36 @ bet365