The „Valentin Stănescu” arena will host tonight the match between Rapid Bucharest and CFR Cluj, a match that counts for the round of 16 of Romania Cup.
Rapid are currently in a delicate situation, because they have had a modes performance throughout this season. They are only sat on the 16th place in Liga 1 and are offered high chances for the relegation in the second league. The team coached by Marian Rada has had a tough qualification in the round of 16, succeeding to defeat at penalty shoot-outs FC Botoșani. Rapid have not scored a single goal in four of the previous five official matches played on their own pitch, having great problems on the offensive line.
Marian Rada is not satisfied with the fact that he has many injured players for tonight’s match. Rui Miguel will play for Rapid in the match against the team from Cluj.
Despite the financial problems, CFR Cluj have set high aims for this season. The team from Cluj have played quite good in the championship, where they are sat in the second place. The team coached by Vasile Miriuță has only been defeated once in the last two months. They have eliminated in the previous round Viitorul Axintele after a victory obtained with the score of 2-0. CFR have one of the best defense from Romania and rarely receive any goals, even when playing away.
From the guests will continue to absentee Negruț and Deac, both being injured. Vasile Miriuță might call a few players that haven’t had the chance yet to play in the championship.
CFR haven’t defeated Rapid for four years. Eight of the previous 11 direct matches have ended with an average of 2.5 goals scored.
Rapid Bucharest – CFR Cluj sports betting odds:
Final outcome: 5.50 4.00 1.50
Total goals (Under/Over 2.5): 1.66 2.15
Our tip suggestions
Under 2.5 goals
Rapid are a team with obvious problems on the defensive line. Many of the matches played this season by the them have ended with under 2.5 scored goals. The team coached by Marian Rada can not rise to the level of their opponent, so it is possible for Rapid to practice tonight a defensive game. CFR hardly ever receives goals when playing away, but they might face a few problems in the construction phase, because Vasile Miriuță will bring on the pitch a few spare players. We expect a dull match with a maximum of two goals.