Added on August 25, 2020 Category Champions League

PAOK Thessaloniki vs Besiktas Istanbul Free Betting Tips

PAOK Thessaloniki and Besiktas Istanbul meet in the 2nd round of the CHL qualification

PAOK Thessaloniki and Besiktas Istanbul face each other in the second round of the UEFA Champions League qualification. On August 25th, 2020 this game will kick off at the Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki. These two clubs have never met before. While PAOK already qualified for the premier class last season, Besiktas was represented in the Europa League Quali 2019/20.

About the current form of PAOK Saloniki

PAOK Saloniki finished its Super League 1 season after 26 match days as runner-up in 2nd place in the table. They could not defend their championship title. In these games they scored 50 goals and allowed only 23 hits. They were therefore the second strongest team in Greece on the offensive and the third best defensively. The men from Constantinople were also the second best home and away team in 2019/20. They only lost 1 home game, took 2 draws and won 10 games. In these 13 matchdays in front of a home crowd, they met 28 times and allowed 9 goals. Since the restart of the soccer league in Greece, PAOK has played 13 games. They could only win 4 of them and only had to admit defeat 3 times. So they also got 3 draws. They are not exactly dangerous when you consider that they only came to a conclusion 9 times in these 13 games and only allowed 8 points. Your defense is therefore very convincing.

In 2019/20 PAOK Thessaloniki also completed 1 round in the Champions League qualification and 1 round in the Europa League qualification. In the premier class they had to admit defeat in the 3rd round against Ajax Amsterdam after a 2-2 defeat in Thessaloniki and a 3-2 defeat in Amsterdam. In the qualifying round for the Europa League a 3-2 win against Slovan Bratislava at home was possible, but had to end the trip in the EL despite a 1-0 away win.

Coach Abel Ferreira

The 41-year-old Portuguese Abel Ferreira has been under contract with PAOK as a coach since July 1st, 2019. He has never met Besiktas or their coach Yalcin. Ferreira was previously coach at SC Braga with very good success. Of 46 games under his leadership, they had won 27 games and managed to ensure 11 draws. They admitted defeat 8 times. 78:42 is the goal balance.

His Europe Cup record:

In 2019/20 Ferreira was with Saloniki in the Champions League qualification and then for 2 games in the Europa League qualification.
In 2017/18 and 2018/19 he played with SC Braga in the Europa League qualification and 27/18 with Braga in the second round.
In 18 games, 8 wins and 5 draws were possible. He had to admit defeat 5 times.
Abel Ferreira had not yet won a victory in the premier class.

The summer transfers from PAOK Thessaloniki

Not much has changed in the Greek squad in the summer months. 7 players were handed in. These include the center forward Ilya Markovskyi, the left winger Lazaros Lamprou and the goalkeeper Symeon Papadopoulos, these players moved to other clubs. 4 protagonists were newly engaged. Midfielder Nikoloz Ninua moved from Tbilisi, Stefan Schwab from Rapid Vienna and U19 player Georgios Vrakas from Naples. Georgios Koutsias was brought in from their own U19 team.

PAOK has never won the UEFA Champions League qualification

The Greeks from Thessaloniki have been in a UEFA competition 50 times so far. However, we only watched PAOK’s Champions League games here. They were represented 7 times in a qualification for the premier class. They never got further than the 3rd round.

If you take a closer look at this table, it is noticeable that they have never won in the qualifying for the premier class. Only a draw was possible. In the other European Cup competitions, too, they never made it further than the intermediate round.

PAOK Thessaloniki has never lost to a club from Turkey

In 2010/11 they played two Europa League qualifiers at Fenerbahce Istanbul. They were able to win the home game 1-0 and make it 1-1 away, although they lost 1-0 in regular time and only went 1-1 after extra time.

The last 5 results for PAOK Thessaloniki in detail
Greece Super League

07/19/2020 PAOK Thessaloniki vs Aris Thessaloniki 0-0
07/15/2020 AEK Athens vs PAOK Thessaloniki 0-0
07/12/2020 Olympiacos Piraeus vs PAOK Thessaloniki 0: 1
07/08/2020 PAOK Thessaloniki vs Panathinaikos Athens 0-0
04.07.2020 OFI Crete vs PAOK Thessaloniki 2-2

Besiktas Istanbul has won the most games since the restart in 2020

Besiktas Istanbul ended 2019/20 after 34 match days with 62 points in 3rd place in the table. They made 59 goals and allowed 40 points. So they are only a bit better than PAOK offensively, but cannot keep up with their defense. Besiktas also had the third best home and away team in 2019/20. The men from Istanbul won 8 games away in the last season and managed to draw 2. They admitted defeat 7 times. They finished 25 times on foreign turf and allowed 25 goals. Since the Turkish football league resumed its game operations after the forced break, Besiktas has played 8 games. They were able to win 6 of them and had to admit defeat twice. In these games they met 19 times and allowed 8 goals. In 2019/20 Besiktas Istanbul was in the Europa League group stage. You only won 1 game in it and had to admit defeat 5 times. They came to a conclusion only 6 times in 6 games and 15 goals were conceded.

Coach Sergen Yalcin was only in a UEFA Cup competition last season

Besiktas Istanbul signed Sergen Yalcin as their new coach on January 29th, 2020. He has never met PAOK or their coach Ferreira either. Yalcin was previously employed as a coach at Malatyaspor una Alanyaspor. However, with very average success. At Besiktas, the form curve pointed steeply upwards under his leadership. Of 15 games under his leadership, they were able to win 10 and cause 2 draws. They gave up 3 times. They scored 30 times and only allowed 14 goals. Born in Istanbul, he has only coached a UEFA Cup once, namely with Yeni Malatyaspor in the 2019/20 season. In 4 games of the Europa League qualification he had 2 wins and 1 draw. He admitted defeat once. Yalcin made it to round 3.

The summer transfer from Besiktas Istanbul

The men from Istanbul gave up 6 players over the summer of 2020. The defenders Caner Erkin, Göhkan Gönul, Victor Ruiz (without club) and Fatih Aksoy moved to other clubs. Center forward Burak Yilmaz went to Lille and midfielder Sedat Sahintürk to Demirspor. Besiktas Istanbul has only registered 3 newcomers. Namely Bernard Mensah as a midfielder, Fabrice N’Sakala as a defender and Welinton as a defensive player.

Besiktas Istanbul have made it to the last sixteen of the Champions League

Besiktas Istanbul is bringing experience from 53 UEFA competitions to this upcoming qualifying round. For the betting tip, we only looked at the participation in the premier class

They were represented 8 times in the group stage of the premier class:

In 1992 they were unlucky enough to lose against Gothenburg because of a 2-0 defeat in the first leg and a 2-1 win away.

In 1997/98 they met PSG, Gothenburg and Bayern.
In 2000/01 they faced Barca, Milan and Leeds.
In 2003/04 they faced Sparta Prague, Lazio and Chelsea.
In 2007/08 they played against Olympique Marseille, Porto and Liverpool.
In 2009/10 they tried to survive against Manchester United, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg.
2016/17 ended after games against Benfica, Napoli and Dynamo Kiev.
In 2017/18 they achieved their greatest performance so far when they were eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League against Bayern Munich with 0: 5 and 1: 3.

Besiktas Istanbul have never lost to a club from Greece

Besiktas Istanbul have met a club from Greece 4 times so far. In 2014/15 they were able to achieve a draw against Asteras Tripoli in a Europa League group game both at home and away. They faced Olympiacos in the 2016/17 Europa League round of 16. They won the home game 4: 2 and ended the away game 1: 1. There were 2 test matches in 2019. Once a 2: 2 against Panathinaikos and once a 0: 0 against Apollon Lárissa was possible.

The last 5 results for Beşiktaş Istanbul in detail

Turkey Süper Lig

07/25/2020 Gençlerbirliği Ankara vs Beşiktaş Istanbul 0: 3
07/19/2020 Beşiktaş Istanbul vs Fenerbahçe Istanbul 2-0
07/13/2020 Yeni Malatyaspor vs Beşiktaş Istanbul 0: 1
07/09/2020 Beşiktaş Istanbul vs Kasımpaşa Istanbul 3: 2
07/06/2020 Kayserispor vs Beşiktaş Istanbul 3-1

Key points for the match PAOK Thessaloniki vs Besiktas Istanbul

PAOK Thessaloniki

Are unbeaten for 6 match days
Have never lost to a Turkish club
Are strong on the defensive

Beşiktaş Istanbul

Have the stronger squad
Have won the last 4 games
Have never lost to a club from Greece

PAOK Thessaloniki vs Besiktas Istanbul Free Betting Tips

After analyzing both teams, we are convinced that this game will probably end in a draw. For this reason, we recommend tip X. We would also bet on under 2.5 goals in the over / under bets and place a no on both teams.

Betting Tips: PAOK Thessaloniki
Odds: 2.00
Betting Tips: Draw
Odds: 3.25
Betting Tips: Besiktas Istanbul
Odds: 3.50