PAOK vs Ajax:
Champions League Qualifiers.
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Toumbas (Thessaloniki).
Ajax FC will be hoping to book a qualifying spot in the travel to Greece to matchup with PAOK in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying round after a 1-1 draw at home in the first encounter.
PAOK Thessaloniki are the only Greek side with more wins than loses in European competitions. They must pass through Ajax at home despite having an advantage on away goal from the 1-1 result in the away leg. Their form is good at the moment as they won 2 and drawn 2 each from the last 5 matches in all competitions, losing just once.
Ajax fight for European campaign would come to reality only if they are able to get a win in Greece in order to move the competition’s next round. But their recent form is not favouring the odds, The Dutch side managed just one win from their last five matches, while they drew 3 and lost 1. They scored ten goals and concede nine in last five matches across all competitions.
PAOK vs Ajax: Head-to-Head
Four meetings have been observed by these two teams since August 4, 2010 in all competitions, all are drawn games and ten goals been appeared but both sides have five goals apiece.
Ajax, however, holds better records against Greek clubs in the Champions League dating back from June 2, 1971. Six wins, four draws and three lost, scoring 20 and concede ten in all 13 games played against Greek teams.
As Ajax are boasting of better records over Greece sides, PAOK are less superior in terms of victories against 12 Netherland clubs they played against in Champions League, the Greece side have won just a game, drew six and lost five along with 15 goals netted and concede 20 goals.
PAOK vs Ajax: Prediction
This encounter depends on a side that will be potent in front of goal and effective in defensive discipline because every head-to-head game have resulted in draw meaning they naturally find a way to complement each other.
Therefore a side that will Score more goals and be able to hold on to the lead with character till the game can carry the day.
Both teams have the chance to make it to the next round of the competition and the feeling of who to win a match for the first time between these two teams exist and none of them will let one side to pick that bragging right.
Expected Score line: PAOK 2-2 Ajax.
PAOK vs Ajax: Tips
Over 2.5 goals
Both Teams to Score.