PAOK Saloniki vs Besiktas Betting Odds and Predictions
PAOK and Besiktas strive for a good starting position
⚽️ Match: PAOK Saloniki – Besiktas
⚽️ Competition: Champions League Quali
🔻 Date: 08/25/2020
🔺 Betting Prediction: Over 1.5
🔻 Betting Odds: 1.4
🔺 Stake: 4/10 units
The title in the UEFA Champions League has hardly been awarded, as well-known clubs are already competing in the qualification for the coming season. The Greek representative PAOK Saloniki will face Besiktas in the first leg and before the game, the odds show that the hosts will be the easy favorites in this game.
Nevertheless, the starting position is not clear. Both clubs played their last competitive game in July, and the rhythm has been lost since then. Getting started with such an important knockout game right away is anything but easy.
The game, which will be played in the Toumba Stadium, will kick off on Tuesday evening. Both clubs want to try to get a good starting position for the second leg.
PAOK Saloniki – Statistics & Current Form
PAOK Saloniki has been a permanent guest in European competitions in recent years. The Greeks are characterized by the fact that they are driven by euphoric and loud fans. Unfortunately, this is currently not possible.
Nevertheless, this team is a serious opponent. At the end of the preseason they finished second in Greece behind industry leader Olympiacos Piraeus, and we could be satisfied with this result. Now the qualification for the premier class should succeed, but first, the second round has to be survived.
Stable defense pinpricks forward
The direction for PAOK Saloniki is clear. You want to get the best possible result without taking too much risk. A stable defense is important, the Greeks knew how to please in the preseason. Only champions Olympiakos conceded fewer goals in Greece.
Of course, there must also be accents in the game. PAOK Saloniki has several dangerous attacking players around Poland Swiderski, who scored ten times in the preseason.
The good offensive staff and the lack of rhythm ensure that before the game PAOK Saloniki vs. Besiktas we predict that over 1.5 goals will be scored, even if the Greeks have been stingy with goals in the last league games.
There weren’t many movements in the squad in the summer, the team is well-rehearsed and has no personnel problems to complain about.
The probable formation of PAOK Saloniki:
➤ Rey – Varela, Ingason, Mihai – Rodrigo, Esiti, El Kaddouri, Giannoulis – Pelkas – Leo Jaba, Swiderski
Last matches from PAOK Saloniki:
Super League Playoff Grp.
⚽️ 07/19 2020 PAOK Thessaloniki FC 0 – 0 Aris Thessaloniki FC
⚽️ 07/15 2020 AEK Athens 0 – 0 PAOK Thessaloniki FC
⚽️ 07/12 2020 Olympiacos Piraeus 0 – 1 PAOK Thessaloniki FC
⚽️ 07/08 2020 PAOK Thessaloniki FC 0 – 0 Panathinaikos
⚽️ 07/04 2020 OFI Crete 2 – 2 PAOK Thessaloniki FC
Besiktas – Statistics & current form
At the end of last season, Besiktas took third place in the Turkish Süperlig. This does not meet the club’s expectations, and the early entry into qualifying for the Champions League was not planned in this form. But you have to play an important game immediately after a relatively short break.
Besiktas has a lot of quality, but also always offers something. Therefore, before the game, PAOK Saloniki vs. Besiktas’ odds suggest that guests are traveling to Greece as outsiders. But in the final phase of the preseason, the club from the Süperlig had a winning streak, Besiktas won the last four competitive games.
Because of the break, this is a statistic with little value. Even so, coach Yalcin’s side, who took over the job in January, is on the right track. If the Champions League is reached, there are also funds to strengthen the squad.
Besiktas wants an away goal – at least
That is also sorely needed. With Burak Yilmaz the top scorer left the club, a replacement has not yet been signed. In general, the previous activities on the transfer market have been, to put it mildly, very thin.
For this reason, there is currently a general imbalance in the squad. Many problem areas were filled with needy young players. And yet you can find exciting players in the Besiktas squad, above all the technically fine playmaker Ljajic.
Ljajic is to help meet the minimum goal in this game. Besiktas want to score an away goal and not wall in front of their own goal. The funds are also available without Yilmaz, which is why before the game PAOK Saloniki vs. Besiktas our tip is that over 1.5 goals will be scored.
The probable formation of Besiktas:
➤ Destanoglu – Douglas, Vida, Welinton, N’Sakala – Hutchinson, Toköz – Lens, Ljajic, N’Koudou – Yalcin
Last matches from Besiktas:
⚽️ 07/25 2020 Gençlerbirliği 0 – 3 Beşiktaş
⚽️ 07/19 2020 Beşiktaş 2 – 0 Fenerbahçe
⚽️ 07/13 2020 Yeni Malatyaspor 0 – 1 Beşiktaş
⚽️ 07/09 2020 Beşiktaş 3 – 2 Kasımpaşa
⚽️ 07/06 2020 Kayserispor 3 – 1 Beşiktaş
PAOK Saloniki vs Besiktas Direct comparison
The paths of these two clubs have not yet crossed in European cup history. Accordingly, there is no direct comparison between PAOK Saloniki and Besiktas.
PAOK Saloniki vs Besiktas – Betting Odds Comparison – Champions League Quali
🔺 Betting Prediction: PAOK Saloniki
🔻 Betting Odds: 2
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔻 Betting Odds: 3.4
🔺 Betting Prediction: Besiktas
🔻 Betting Odds: 3.75
PAOK Saloniki vs Besiktas Betting Odds and Predictions
A knockout game at the start of the season is something special for both teams. After the first and second leg, it will be clear which team can still hope for a place in the Champions League.
It comes as no surprise that PAOK Saloniki is the favorite. Many loan deals at Besiktas expired and the squad is currently not well balanced. PAOK Saloniki, on the other hand, has at least a very well-rehearsed team.
Key facts – PAOK Saloniki vs Besiktas tips
🔺 Defensive strength: PAOK did not concede four times in a row
🔺 Series: Besiktas won all of the last four competitive games
🔺 Knockout game after a long break – difficult situation for both teams
The longer break and the lack of rhythm ensure that the odds are not too clear about the favorite position. Both of them will have to be very focused, especially defensively, mistakes are to be expected. Therefore, before the game PAOK Saloniki vs Besiktas our tip that over 1.5 goals will be scored.
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