We have a fire duel in the Champions League on Tuesday, from 21.00 on Toumba Stadium. The Greeks from PAOK face Benfica, and the bookmakers see the Portuguese as favorites. What do you think? What did you play here?
The Greeks finished second in the last edition of the championship and now they are fighting for qualification in the UCL groups.
They have already passed a round, winning in front of the Turks from Besiktas (3-1).
They also played at home then.
PAOK also started the season well internally, winning with Larissa in the first stage (1-0).
He also looked good during the training period, so he can get his revenge in front of the Portuguese for the double from two seasons ago.
Turning to the numbers, it must be said that Douglas Augusto has resumed training but is still not fit for the game, while Rodrigo is injured.
The Eagles lost the title last year in Portugal and now they have to go through the emotions of the UCL qualifiers.
The problem is that Benfica has no official matches and the players do not have a rhythm.
The domestic season has not started yet.
However, he played a few friendlies and the results were very good.
Hopes are high, especially since Jorge Jesus returned to the technical bench, and quality people such as Vertongen, Nunez or Everton were brought in as acquisitions. Alejandro Grimaldo is down injured and will not play.
There are no other staffing issues.
▪️As I said, in the 2018/2019 season these teams dueled in the Champions League qualifiers.
▪️Benfica went ahead, after a definite success in Greece. They were the only disputes in the last six years.
⚽PAOK vs Benfica teams likely.
▪️PAOK (3-4-3): Zivkovic – Michailidis, Varela, Ingason – Giannoulis, Schwab, El Kaddouri, Biseswar – Tzolis, Akpom, Pelkas.
▪️Benfica (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos – Nuno Tavares, Vertonghen, Ruben Dias, Almeida – Weigl, Pizzi – Rafa Silva, Everton, Pedrinho – Vinicius.
Football Prediction of the Day PAOK vs Benfica
I consider that this dispute goes to the fix for the successful 2-4 interval.
We have two offensive teams face to face, which should play on offense and that gives me hope for a 2+.
PAOK is a force at home, it scored three times with Besiktas in the previous round, so I expect at least one success from it, even if Tuesday’s opponent is superior.
Benfica has excellent strikers, it is the favorite, so there are all chances for a GG.
However, I don’t think we can reach five successes, because the Portuguese don’t have the rhythm of the game yet, and the Greeks defend themselves quite well. The previous match played by PAOK in the qualifiers was within the proposed interval. So are the three friendlies played by Benfica lately.
Prediction Today: 2-4 goals