The prediction of PAOK and Benfica comes before the match of the Champions League Qualifiers 3rd round. This game will be played on September 15th at Toumba Stadium, Greece. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
PAOK vs Benfica Match Preview and Team News
PAOK finished second in the Greek league and thus secured the qualifications for the Champions League. They started great in the Greek championship with a victory, and the hosts are in good shape in the build-up to the match with Benfica. Andrija Zivkovic is the freshest signing, he arrived from Benfica, he is young, and he will be a severe reinforcement for PAOK. He is a great talent, and many predict a great career for this guy. Mauricio is an experienced midfielder who does not allow the opponent much action. Diego Biseswar enjoys the pitch, when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has a problem, he is strong, and his most significant strength is speed. Karol Swiderski scored 11 goals last season, has good dribbles, and he is a dedicated team leader. Abel Ferreira uses his positive energy to drive the team in every game, and the fans adore him. Christos Tzolis is an essential player in the home side, and he is the future of Greek football.
The club has a lot of money, they have a lot of talent, and they earn a lot from selling players. Benfica played three friendly matches and booked all three victories. Players are ready for the upcoming challenges, and the main goals of the visitors are the title battle in the Portuguese Primeira Liga and the participation in the Champions League group stage. Pizzi plays in the middle of the field, which means a lot to the team, and his experience gives the team an advantage in many games. Carlos Vinicius is the best player of the away side, who scored 18 goals in 32 games last season. Jorge Jesus expects a lot of his players, and we will see his tactics for this season. There are a lot of exciting players on the bench, Joao Ferreira was transferred from the youth team, and this guy is a great talent.
PAOK vs Benfica Predicted Lineups
PAOK: Zivkovic , Rodrigo, Ingasson, Varela, Michailidis, Pelkas, EL Kaddouri, Schwab, Giannoulis Akpom, Tzolis.
Benfica: Vlachomidis Grimaldo, Dias, Vertonghen, Almeida; Weigl, Pizzi Rafa, Everton, Pedrinho; Seferovic
PAOK vs Benfica Tips and Predictions
It will be a big fight between these two rivals, the one-leg game is played, and both teams want to go through the next round. Benfica is a slight favorite as they have more experience.
We should expect over 2.5 goals in this match, as both teams play attacking football and score a lot of goals. We hope that the spectators will enjoy this match.
Benfica to win @ 1.85
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.90
Correct score 2:3 @29.00