Celtic are hosting their initial match within the league.
The host has defeated Rangers in one amongst their previous match in their visit. They were drawn to tie within their gap match in the Europa League with Rennes.
The Scottish outfits are on a five-match unvanquished run reception within the major tournaments.
CFR Cluj are visiting the host with a unsuccessful streak within the past 5 away fixtures in their schedule.
They had a slim persuade the Italian facet Latium within their gap home match in the league with a 2-1 score.
They even lost 3 of their previous four away games within the major competitions and their individual league.
The match can place into take a look at the sturdiness and strength of this type of the host against the traveling facet.
It was important for the Hoops to induce one thing from their trip to Roazhon Park wherever they took on auto Delaware France winners Stade Rennais.
Just before 0.5 time, Kristoffer Ajer’s rash challenge led to a Rennes penalty that was unquestionably sent.
But, simply before the hour mark, James Forrest was fouled and Celtic had a penalty of their own.
CFR Cluj-Napoca vs Celtic Team News
As for Dan Petrescu’s facet, he picked a 3-4-1-2 reception to Lazio on matchday one.
However, he’s expected to revert to a 4-2-3-1 here.
Giedrius Arlauskis is firmly established because the preferred goalkeeper.
Andrei Peteleu, Paulo Vinícius, Kévin Boli (on loan from Guìzhōu Héngfēng) and Camora are a awfully settled defensive position.
Ovidiu Hoban and Emmanuel Culio can anchor the center, chosen prior Adrian Păun and Mihai Bordeianu.
Cătălin Itu are the a lot of advanced of the center trio.
Billel Omrani has been troubled for stars recently however has not been troubled for goals.
Fraser Forster has noticeably established himself because the preferred goalkeeper.
In defence, Moritz Bauer is that the initial selection right-back just, most well-liked to Hatem Abd Elhamed.
Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer are a awfully solid centre-back partnership.
Greg Taylor continues to be awaiting his debut at left-back as Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo has massively improved since his debut in July.
As always, Scott Brown and Callum McGregor can play deeper in center.
Ryan Christie are prior them; he’s reticulated eleven goals in seventeen appearances this season.
Olivier Ntcham has started recently however, in an exceedingly game Celtic ought to win, the European may drop out.
James Forrest are on the correct with Mohamed Elyounoussi coming back in on the opposite facet.
CFR Cluj-Napoca vs Celtic H2H
Cluj is unvanquished all told their 3 conferences since 2013.
Both groups have scored all told the clashes.
Their previous encounter at this venue resulted in favor of the Cluj squad.
What time is CFR Cluj-Napoca vs Celtic kick-off?
THIS Europa League group game is set for Thursday, 3rd October.
Kick-off is at 8:00pm UK time.
The sides played a friendly in pre-season, which finished in a dull 0-0 stalemate.
Their last competitive meeting was back in the 2011 Europa League, where Celtic won 3-1 at Parkhead.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch CFR Cluj-Napoca vs Celtic on?
YOU can catch this game live on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport Ultimate.
4K customers can use BT Ultimate to watch in ultra-high definition.
Coverage on both channels starts at 8:00pm.
If you’re a BT customer, download the official BT Sport app to watch on your mobile, tablet or PC.
EE phone subscribers can also catch the action on the app by purchasing a monthly pass for £10 – just text SPORT to 150.
If you are in France, tune into RMC Sport 1.
CFR Cluj-Napoca vs Celtic
5:55pm Thursday 12th December
Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu