Romania’s Cluj host Slavia Prague from the Czech Republic on Tuesday, August 19, as the playoffs round off the final of the 2019/2020 Champions League qualifying rounds meet. The match will be held at Dr. Constantin Rădulescu stadium in Cluj. The start is scheduled for 16h (Brasilia time). The return meeting was scheduled for August 28.
The playoff phase corresponds to the fifth stage in the finals that define the last
Champions League group stage participants. Six winners of the clashes will join the 26 pre-qualifiers in the tournament that will define the eight keys to the 2019/2020 version of the most important club tournament in the Old Continent.However, the losers will not be shaking hands. They will have the right to play in the Europa League. The definition, as it happens since the second stage, is based on the highest number of points earned in both games. If there is equality, goal difference and goals scored away from home are used as tiebreakers.Not being sufficient, an extension of 30 minutes will be made at the end of the second match. Here the visitor’s goal also serves as a tiebreaker. Only if the extra time ends without a swinging net does the penalty shootout appear as the ultimate resource to indicate who gets the spot.
On Saturday, August 17, Cluj played their last match before starting the final Champions League qualifying battle. Away from home, he was 1 to 1 with Sepsi Sf. Gheorghe. The game was for the sixth round of the 2019/2020 season of League 1, the First Division of the Romanian Championship. With 14 points (four wins and two draws), Cluj leads the standings next to Poli Iasi.The match extended its unbeaten run to 11 games (seven wins and four draws). The team suffered losses in the first two games of the 2019/2020 season. They lost 1-0 to Viitorul Constanta, the Romanian Super Cup. Then, also 1-0, was beaten by Astana of Kazakhstan in their debut in the Champions League qualifiers.
He managed, however, to get around by winning the second game 3-1 and moving to the third stage of the selection process. Against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv again made the field command the deciding factor. They won the first game 1-0 and, at the rival’s stadium, held the tie 2-2.In the fourth stage, Cluj surprised by eliminating the favorite Celtic. This time it was a draw 1-1 at home in the first game. The feat was produced in Scotland. He scored 4-3 at Glasgow Park and was able to go a step further in qualifying.
Slavia Prague, in a better position in the Uefa ranking, will make their debut in the playoffs at the last step of the selection process. However, the team is in competition pace. On Friday, August 16, away home, scored 3-0 at Ceske Budejovice.The match was part of the programming of the sixth round of 1 Liga, the First Division of the Czech Republic Championship. With the victory, the capital team reached 16 points (five wins and a draw) retaining the isolated lead of the contest with three points ahead in comparison with Jablonec, vice-leader.The defensive system has been their main weapon this early in the season. They have conceded only one goal in six matches and in the last four matches their goal has not been missed.
Football Prediction of the Day Cluj vs Slavia Praga
The surprising Cluj will have a big challenge on Slavia Prague’s defensive wall. The forecast for equality seems to be the most appropriate guess for Tuesday’s playoff matchday with a place in the 2019/2020 group stage of the Champions League, Paid Betting Tips.
Bet Tips: draw