PAOK vs Benfica Predictions and Match Preview

PAOK vs Benfica 2018-19 Champions League Qualification by LeagueLane

PAOK vs Benfica
Champions League Play-off (2nd Leg)
Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Toumba Stadium (Thessaloniki).

PAOK Thessaloniki will be hosting Benfica in the Toumba Stadium for this 2nd leg UEFA League qualification play-off fixture.

PAOK will be coming into this matchup after settling for a 1-1 draw away at Benfica. They remain undefeated in the last 5 UEFA league games and will be looking forward to getting a better outcome in this matchup.

Most notably, PAOK is more focused to get into the group stages of the UEFA champions league and show their capability. This match will be a great opportunity to clinch a win.

Nevertheless, PAOK will be facing a more versatile Benfica which will require them to work extra hard in this match.

Benfica is also be coming into this game in a time when they are in great form, especially in respect to the UEFA Champions League.

Even if they are undefeated in the last 3 successive UEFA Champion league games, they have registered only 1 win in 10 matches. The other 9 matches are either draws or losses.

This match does not seem to be an easy one for Benfica. Last game ended in a draw in their home ground, meaning that this away fixture may not be favorable for them to get a win.

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Vs Benfica: Head-to-Head

  • In the last 5 h2h meetings in the UEFA Champions League, Benfica remains the most dominate with 3 wins.
  • There have been 2 draws in the last 5 h2h meetings.
  • The last h2h meeting last week ended in a 1-1 draw.

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Vs Benfica: Prediction

This will definitely be an uphill task for both sides. They may put up a fight which may see both teams scoring.

The 3-way selection may be a hard forethought and we can only opt for BTTS as the best prediction for this game.

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Vs Benfica: Betting Tip

  • BTTS @ 3/5 (1.60).