PAOK vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

PAOK vs Benfica
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Toumba Stadium (Thessaloniki).

Toumba Stadium will witness who will take on Krasnodar in the finals. PAOK’s direct trip to the quarter-final was met with Besiktas as the opponent.

With a 3-1 win at home, the host qualified for the semi-finals in which Benfica was already waiting after direct promotion in the tournament.

The host is on an unbeaten streak of late in their domestic league and with the home ground advantage; they have a good chance of meeting Krasnodar in the next level of the tournament.

On the other hand, Benfica will rely on their squad strength and league supremacy over the host.

PAOK will host after a 1-0 home win against AEL Larissa in the opening game of the Greece Super League this season. Meanwhile, Benfica lost to FC Porto with a 1-2 scoreline on the road in the Taca de Portugal fixture held last month in the schedule.

PAOK vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The visitor has recorded four of the overall five wins.
  • Their last two matches have seen both teams score.
  • Only one of their last four fixtures has ended in a draw.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 1-4 away win for Eagles.

PAOK vs Benfica Prediction

Since 2014, the teams have met four times across all major competitions in the h2h schedule. Within that period of clashes, Benfica has been unbeaten in all with just one draw in it.

Besides, PAOK has scored only 2 goals in the same period while taking in 8 goals from the Eagles. Their most recent encounter was in 2018, which shows that the result will not likely change by a large margin.

The Portuguese outfits have exhibited a slightly better form in the middle, which is why backing an away win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters.

Since their last h2h clash ended in a huge margin win for Benfica, the tip for the Eagles to score first will probably be a suitable option to yield decent returns in ninety minutes.

PAOK vs Benfica Betting tips

  • Benfica to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
  • First team to score: Benfica @ 1.66 (4/6).

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