Basel vs PAOK Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 1st August 2018
Basel vs PAOK – UEFA Champions League : This Wednesday night in Switzerland, Basel hosts PAOK
On a match counting towards the 2nd leg of the 2nd qualifying round for the Champions League.
Basel finished in 2nd place of the Swiss Super League with 69 points conquered, thanks to a record of 20 victories, 9 draws and 7 losses.
Their goals’ average tells us that they counted with 72 goals scored and 36 goals conceded, which results on an average of 3 goals per match.
Their record at home was the more productive, only suffering 3 losses on the 18 rounds they’ve played as hosts.
After the end of the friendlies, the Swiss side has already played 3 official matches this season, recording 1 draw (1-1) and 1 loss (2-1) in the league, and 1 loss on the trip to Greece (2-1).
PAOK finished in 2nd place of the Greek League with 64 points conquered, thanks to a record of 21 victories, 4 draws and 5 losses. In terms of goals,
they counted with 59 goals scored and 19 goals conceded, which results on an average of 2.6 goals per match.
Their record away from home was weaker than their record at home, winning almost half of the matches they’ve played as visitors.
During the pre-season, the Greek side has played 6 friendlies, recording 2 victories, 2 draws and 2 losses.
On the only official encounter they’ve played, PAOK have hosted and defeated Basel by 2-1 on the 1st leg of this tie.
Basel vs PAOK – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The 1st leg match finished with a 2-1 victory to PAOK and therefore Basel will obligatorily have to win at home.
I see value on the goals’ market here, taking into consideration what both teams have done since the start of their pre-seasons.
The two teams are very similar, play positive football and score goals with a lot of consistency.
Both teams still converge on the several opportunities they offer to their opponents, which makes the goals appear.
Therefore, it isn’t strange that the “Over 2.5 Goals” line has been fulfilled in 6 of the last 7 matches that both teams have played.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Over 2.5 Goals|