25th August 2020 – 20:00, Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki
PAOK is going to host Besiktas in the Champions League qualifiers second round. It is one of the most exciting matches of this round, and both sides have the ambition to participate in the group stage of the competition.
Match Preview & Team News
The hosts failed to defend the title in the Greek Super League as they finished 18 points behind Olympiakos. Although PAOK suffered just five defeats last season, they spilled too many points in draw matches. Giannoulis Dimitris and the lads have been tough to crack in the back, and they haven’t conceded in the last six occasions. However, their attacking work should have been a bit better. It is very hard for visiting teams to avoid defeat at Toumba Stadium, but this match will take place without the crowd on the stands.
Although Besiktas finished as third in the Turkish Super Lig, they got the chance to play in the Champions League qualifiers. Trabzonspor was three points ahead of them but got expelled from the continental competitions. The visitors enjoyed an excellent finish of the campaign, and thanks to four victories in a row, they managed to skip Sivasspor. Kevin-Georges N’Koudou and the lads have been pretty efficient in front of the oppositions’ goal, but their defense should have been tighter. The visitors have been playing very well on away grounds lately, and in the last five matches, they suffered just one defeat.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be a very tight clash, as both teams will be searching for their place in the next round. It won’t be surprising if we see this game going into the extra time.
Goals Market Prediction
The home side has been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches lately, while the visitors will be focused more on defense as well. Therefore, we do not expect to see more than two goals in total.
PAOK vs Besiktas predictions
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.70
Correct score 0:0 @8.50