PAOK vs Benfica Prediction and Betting Tips
- Updated: 29th August 2018
PAOK vs Benfica – UEFA Champions League :PAOK and Benfica have an encounter scheduled for this Wednesday night in Salonica.
On a match counting towards the 2nd leg of the Champions League’s play-off.
PAOK finished in 2nd place of the Greek Super 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 at home was very positive, having gotten 39 out of 45 possible points. The Greek side has been doing well on these play-offs, having already eliminated Basel and Spartak Moscow on previous rounds.
Benfica finished in 2nd place of the Portuguese league with 81 points conquered, thanks to a record of 25 victories, 6 draws and 3 losses.
In terms of goals, they counted with 80 goals scored and 22 goals conceded, which results on an average of 3 goals per match.
The Eagles tend to get more points when they play in front of their own crowd, but they also present a positive record as visitors.
Before facing PAOK, the Eagles have knocked out Fenerbahce on the previous round.
The Greeks have more quality than what many could think, but Benfica decided to complicate things, leaving this tie in a state of uncertainty regarding who will advance.
The Eagles only took some minutes to get their midfield game straight,
and with that I see a great offensive momentum from Rui Vitória’s team that brought a 1-0 advantage but also too uncertain on the countless clear goalscoring chances they kept creating.
PAOK scored the tying goal on a moment where Benfica was lowering their concentration indexes, leaving very few minutes for a potential reaction from the hosts.
PAOK vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
A draw with a bitter taste at Estádio da Luz forces the Portuguese side to score in Salonica,
something that I believe they will be able to do, since they are undoubtedly superior to their opponents and count with more experience on this type of European commitments,
having to necessarily improve on the finishing chapter at risk of losing 43 million Euros on the club’s finances and their consequent entrance on the Champions League.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Benfica to qualify|