Slavia Prague vs CFR Cluj for the Champions League qualification match on Wednesday at Sinobo Stadium.
Lukas Masopust’s goal gave Slavia Prague the lead in this second leg against Cluj.
The Czech champions’ task is only half done, and the home players will have to be at their best in Wednesday’s game if they want to win their place in the Champions League group stage.
Slavia Prague in competitive games are usually a very consistent team at home and proof of this is their unbeaten record this season in matches played in front of their fans.
Slavia Prague has a good advantage, as the away goal can be crucial, Jindrich Trpisovsky’s men have everything to be able to eliminate the Romanians.
Ondrej Kudela and David Hovorka have been two key players in the strength of their defence, and both should continue in the starting eleven, while Nicolae Stanciu and Mick Van Buren have also played a significant role lately and should remain in the attack.
Cluj needs to score at least two goals in Wednesday’s game at Sinobo Stadium to maintain hopes of reaching the Champions League group stage, indicating they will have to take an offensive stance.
Cluj played a disappointing game in the first match, they were only able to make two shots on goal during the ninety minutes of the game, although Abdel Omrani missed a penalty in the second half.
Romanians have been inconsistent in the Champions League this season and enter this Wednesday match with a win in their last four games.
Their poor form leads us to believe that they will experience considerable difficulties in this match in the Czech Republic.
Marius Tucudean is usually the attacking player at Cluj, but the striker has scored just one goal in his last five games. He is likely to be supported in the attack by Abdel Omrani.
Slavia Prague has won a lot of games lately in all competitions and should be favourite compared to Cluj.