PAOK vs Benfica Prediction & Tips
Third qualifying round of the Champions League in Thessaloniki as required by the 2020/2021 Champions League formula which provides for the home and away matches only for the qualifying playoffs. At the Toumbass the bianconeri of the Portuguese Abel Ferreira try to concede an encore after the knockout inflicted last August 25 to the Turks of Besiktas for 3-1. Coming back from home success on the first day of the championship against Larissa for 1-0, they face Jorge Jesus’ Benfica who, on the other hand, has not yet made his debut in Primeira Liga and who in the friendlies to prepare for the new season has struck a series of five successes including the last against Rennes for 2-0.
Seventh match between the two teams with the balance in favor of Benfica: 4 Portuguese victories, 1 draw and 1 Greek success.
Benfica have always won at Paok: 1-2 in the 1999/2000 UEFA Cup, 0-1 in the 2003/2004 Europa League and 1-4 in the 2018/2019 Champions League.
Benfica have won 5 friendlies out of 5 played in preparation.
PAOK won their competition debut against Besiktas 1-3.
Game in which home factor calculations are not allowed. Obviously closed doors but environmental factor in favor of the Greeks. Definitely stronger staff on paper for the guests to whom our preference goes for the 4th success in a row in Thessaloniki.
PAOK – Benfica FREE TIPS
Benfica – Win @ 1.85
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90