PAOK – Besiktas (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

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PAOK vs Besiktas Prediction & Tips

By now we know, the Champions League showcase could be worth a season. Yes, because the top European competition does not only offer coat of arms, but also fundamental economic resources, especially for clubs that do not have particularly large catchment areas and that cannot count on the international appeal of the big names. This is the case, for example, of Paok Salonicco and Besiktas, who are hoping to enter the group stage to enhance their season. Only one of the two, however, will be able to continue dreaming. The direct match will have a first round on Greek soil, while the Turks will have the “advantage” of being able to play the return home. How fundamental this will prove to be, we will probably know by Tuesday evening …

Both teams have been practically at a standstill for a month: therefore, there is no shortage of uncertainties about how they will present themselves in this delicate double confrontation …

The Turks can count on the imagination of Adem Ljajic, an old acquaintance of Italian football (ex Roma, Inter, Turin and Fiorentina).

The Paok, on the other hand, does not have many elements of international caliber in its squad, but even the Greeks can count on some former “Italians”.

In fact, Crespo (formerly Padua, Bologna and Verona) and El Kaddouri (former among others of Turin and Naples) play in the ranks of the Thessaloniki club.

The Greeks have at least an official friendly on the scoresheet: however, against the certainly not irresistible Atromitos they did not go beyond 0-0.

Playing in Greece is never easy for anyone, even if behind closed doors it could be less problematic. At this stage of the season, then, the physical and psychological condition cannot be optimal.


Besiktas – Win @ 3.25

Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80

Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90