Cluj vs. Pyunik Prediction, Tips & Odds – July 13, 2022 20:30 CET
Pyunik managed to keep a clean sheet in the first match against Cluj, but now they will have a difficult task ahead of them.
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In the last five years, Cluj has been the ruler of football in Romania. They have won five straight titles and it doesn’t look like that streak will stop this season. In addition, they participated in the group stage of European competitions in the previous three years. This is the goal for Cluj this time as well. It’s not realistic for them to be part of the group stage in the Champions League, but the group stage in the Europa League would be satisfactory.
A lot of players have changed at Cluj this summer, but Dan Petrescu has remained head coach. Four of five titles of this club came under his leadership and he is a real synonym for Cluj. Mario Camora, Ciprian Deac, and Adrian Paun are the players with the most experience, while goals are expected from Marko Dugandzic and Gabriel Debeljuh.
In the first match of the Champions League qualifying last week, Cluj wasn’t particularly dangerous in Armenia. They didn’t want to risk much and settled for a draw. Now it will be significantly different and we should expect a full offensive from Romanian champions from the start.
Pyunik is the most successful club in Armenia with 15 titles. All other clubs together have 16 titles, and Shirak and Alashkert share second place with four each. However, Pyunik had a very weak period in the last five years. Before this year, they won their last title back in 2015. Last season, Alashkert became the first Armenian club to play in the group stage of European competition. Pyunik hopes to repeat its success this summer.
This team is a classic foreign legion. In the first game against Cluj, there were only two Armenian players in starting 11. Nigerian striker Yusuf Otubanjo has come from Ararat and is expected to be the top scorer in the Armenian league this season. David Davidyan and Artak Dashyan could also pose a danger for Cluj.
Last week, Pyunik managed to keep an active result and they don’t travel to Romania with a white flag. If they score first, anything is possible in this clash because Cluj didn’t find a solution for Pyunik defensive approach in the first clash.
FT: @FC_Pyunik 0-0 CFR Cluj— Armenian Football (@ArmenianFootbal) July 5, 2022
Armenian Champions kept the chances alive ahead of the return leg in Romania. The visitors had more chances, but our defense was solid. We lack the Firmino-Deble duo, as Pyunik offered almost nothing in attack, despite many chances of counter-attacks. pic.twitter.com/NhtJ0MjQf2
The only time these clubs played against each other was last week when it was 0:0 in Armenia.
All players are available for Cluj, while Nikita Baranov won’t play for Pyunik due to injury.
Cluj vs. Pyunik Prediction
Pyunik will certainly have a defensive approach in this match. Cluj will struggle and it’s difficult to expect them to score four goals, but the ball should find its way into the visitors’ net two or three times.
Date and Time: 13.07.2022 20:30 CET
Pick: Cluj will score 2 or 3 goals – YES