Benfica – PAOK, Champions League Prediction
Benfica scored an away goal against Fenerbahce last week, which was crucial for their elimination. The Portuguese went through with a total score of 2-1 and are looking at the groups now. They are also the big favorite and will certainly have to do much better than last year when they recorded sis losses from their six games and scored only once. Perhaps the most shameful performance of the team in Europe at all. Now they face the flying PAOK, but Benfica is the better team here. The eagles are in good shape and have already recorded two victories in the championship.
PAOK have not yet begun their campaign in the local championship and therefore have 1 week preparation for each match of the Champions League. They made 0-0 with Spartak Moscow, which allowed them to qualify for the playoffs and now they are looking for first time in the champions league group stage in their history. However, it is important to note that Luis Adriano had a pretty early red card, which helped PAOK to go through. Otherwise the Greeks are in top shape and have only 1 loss in the last 17 games.
However, the story of PAOK is likely to end here because Benfica is a team that knows how to handle such matches and has gone through dozens of times during this phase. They are also the team with much more quality and are the hosts in the first match. Eagles will want to take a serious lead before the rematch. Our prediction is a victory for Benfica at 1.50. And the alternative prediction is a must try – Benfica over 1.5 team goals at 1.65
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