Benfica vs PAOK Champions League
After eliminating Fenerbahce, Rui Vitoria’s side will face the Greek side of PAOK Thessaloniki. In the previous qualifying round, the Portuguese welcomed the Turks for the first leg of this round. A match dominated and won thanks to a Franco Cervi goal in the 69th minute. The return to Turkey was a little harder for the Lisbonese. After opening the score in the 26th minute through Gedson Fernandes, the Portuguese were joined by the Istanbulites in the 45th by their striker Potuk. A draw that will not move until the final whistle. The Greeks went through the Russian hurdle to get their ticket for the final qualifying round of the next Champions League. PAOK, on the last lap, eliminated Spartak Moscow. The beginnings were catastrophic. For the first leg, the Greeks received the Russians. A good start for Spartak with a 2-goal advantage in the 17th minute. But the second half of the first half was to the advantage of the Greeks who scored 3 goals in the space of 15 minutes, to return to the locker room with a score of 3-2 to their advantage. The return leg was much quieter, a 0-0 that confirms the qualification of PAOK for the next round.
Benfica has won 4 home games in a row.
PAOK has not participated in the Champions League for two years now.
PAOK has never won against Benfica in 2 games. 2 wins of Benfica.
Benfica is undefeated for 4 games in all competitions.
Prediction Benfica vs PAOK
Benfica start their season with 3 wins and one draw. On paper, Benfica is well above the PAOK formation. This first leg could turn in favor of the Portuguese if they continue their momentum early in the season.
Bet Tip: Benfica qualifies
Prediction of the Day: Benfica wins the match
Betting Tip: The two teams will not score in the match