Levski Sofia vs PAOK
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Vivacom Arena – Georgi Asparuhov Stadium.
Levski Sofia play host to PAOK in a match of their first-leg of Europa Conference League Qualification – quarter finals. These two sides will be seen battling it out at Vivacom Arena – Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, this Thursday to advance into the semis.
Levski Sofia managed to finish fourth in last season’s Bulgarian Parva Liga, and are now currently contesting for a spot in the next stage of the Conference league’s qualification. They are entering this one in an incredible form as they managed to stay unbeaten in all 5 pre-season friendlies, securing four wins and one draw.
The hosts, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 5-0 First League win against Spartak Varna. A recurring theme in recent Levski Sofia games is the number of results with a nil in them. From their prior 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them, they saw just one-sided affairs.
On the other side, PAOK Thessaloniki enter the Conference League qualification phase by finishing second in the league. The first season of Razvan Lucescu’s second time in charge left mixed feelings, with the team finishing second in the league yet 19 points away from runaway champions Olympiacos.
The visitors go into this encounter following a 4-0 Club friendly win to beat Panathinaikos in their last game. Overall, they were positive in their pre-season friendlies that took place in the Netherlands, winning 3 and drawing one of the five they played, keeping 3 clean sheets in the process.
Both these sides had never crossed paths each other and this will be their first ever encounter.
Levski Sofia vs PAOK Prediction
The visitors has been excellent in their pre-season games, even after coming in as a runner-up in Greece Super League. They also won the last 2 games in a row maintaining a 5-0 combined scoreline. PAOK have won just twice in their last 11 away games and that is their weakness.
Meanwhile, Levski have won their last 5 home games in a row and have scored 17 goals in their last 5 home fixtures alone, maintaining 2 cleansheets. The Bulgarian outfit are strong at home and have already have two league games under their belts.
By the looks of things, a double chance for the hosts is the safe option here.
Levski Sofia vs PAOK Betting tips
Double chance for Levski @ 1.67 odds.
BTTS @ 2.00 odds.