PAOK – Benfica : Preview & Prediction
If there is a team that is amazing all in these Champions League preliminaries this is precisely the Paok: parties with the lights off, the Greeks have climbed the hierarchies, leaving excellent victims on their way. And even the first round of these play-offs had a positive outcome, given that now the Paok will have the match point to be played right in Thessaloniki. Of course, the result of the first leg is positive for the Greeks, but Benfica is a far from malleable opponent and will do everything to not miss the first (minimum) seasonal goal. Because failing to qualify for the Champions League stage for the Portuguese would be a big failure.
In Lisbon, the Paok Thessaloniki managed to snatch a fundamental draw: the 1-1 puts him in a position of important advantage.
To pass the Benfica must win in Greece or at least equalize scoring at least two goals. Not a very easy enterprise for the Portuguese.
Spartak Mosca from Carrera also crashed in Greece, which took 2-0, but then reassembled 3-2 …
A decisive defeat for the Russians, as the Carrera boys did not manage to break through the Greek wall (0-0 the final result).
In the previous round of the preliminaries Benfica had another important clash, managing to get the best of Fenerbahçe (1-0 at home and 1-1 away).
Certainly the Greeks expected a very different result in the first leg, to take advantage of the return. In Thessaloniki, however, they will not be able to make calculations. We focus on the greater experience of Benfica and choose the double option X2, which has a share altogether interesting.
PAOK – Benfica : Betting Tips
Draw Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70