The statistics which point to a Celtic triumph over Cluj
When Celtic take on Cluj in the third round of the Champions League, it will be the third time that Neil Lennon has managed Celtic at this stage of the tournament.
Interestingly enough, in the four games he has managed in the third round the Hoops have remained unbeaten. They have recorded three wins and a draw.
Navigated Celtic through four tough ties
Reached group stages in both seasons
Intriguingly, the Hoops managed to reach the group stages of the Champions League in both of those seasons.
Lennon should have plenty of confidence in both himself and his players that they will be able to reach the play-off round.
It won’t be an easy task. Cluj will feel that they can win the tie, just like the Hoops will feel that they can qualify. However, Celtic have the players who have played in the Champions League group stages before.
They know what it takes to get the job done. Coupled with Lennon’s excellent third round record, there is no reason why Celtic shouldn’t be qualifying for the play-off round.