CFR Cluj is the new leader of the Romanian first division and the credit is all for them. The team played last Monday against Astra – former leader – and defeated them for 2-0 at home. Dan Petrescu’s men were the ones who set the pace during the whole match and scored their first goal after 23 minutes. In the 83rd minute, Astra received a red card and one minute later, the locals scored their second goal. With this result, CFR Cluj leads the table with 41 points – 1 over Astra – with a record of 12 victories, 5 draws, and 4 losses.
The new leaders of the Romanian Liga I have been fighting in two fronts with great success so far. With this last victory, CFR Cluj allowed only 1 loss in their last 5 games of the local league. But they are also playing on Europa League and got a ticket for the round of 32 last week after beating Celtic FC categorically in the sixth and last round of the group stage. That way, CFR Cluj finished the first part of the tournament with 4 victories and 2 losses.
FC Voluntari was a team with promises of good football but everything seems gone now. The team jumped from the third division to the first one in consecutive years – 2013-14 and 2014-15 – and even won the Romanian cup in 2016-17 and the Supercup in 2017. After all this success, the team suffered many changes and finished second to last in 2018-19 but managed to improve only the necessary to stay in the Liga I for another year. Now, they are in the last position with no chances to get out from the bottom. Voluntari have 8 points after 1 victory, 5 draws, and 14 losses. Their closest rivals, Hermannstadt and Clineci, have 20 points each, so the quality gap between Voluntari and the rest of the league is huge.
Having said this, the only logical choice is a bet for the visitor team and leader of the league. The line is placed at -1.25 AH which sounds a bit favourable for the bettors, so I will take it for sure and I will place it at VIP-IBC, which you can also do if you join the best betting platform for multiple bookmakers.