Champions League Spartak Moscow vs PAOK 14/08/2018

Champions League Spartak Moscow vs PAOK 14/08/2018

Spartak Moscow vs PAOK Champions League

Spartak Moscow are a team that has some experience in European competitions intercalam between Champions league and Europa League. Last year they failed the title getting in 3rd place in the championship and so they play here the qualifying stage.

This year they have turned out to be a little team in terms of goal and this could be a problem if the goals do not appear quickly.

Spartak Moscow started the game well in Greece in the 20 minutes already won 2-0, but allowed the turnaround of the Greeks and even lost 3-2.

In the middle of the week they played for the championship, received the Anzhi and in a somewhat complicated encounter, they managed to finally win the match 1-0.

They play a very important role in this match, they have the clear objective of qualifying for the group stage of the Champions League.
Paok, the Greeks are one of the good teams of the Greek championship and although they were not champions last year, they were generally good. This year they take over as candidates to win and face Olympiakos and AEK.

The squad is reasonable and it must be said that this team did well in the previous qualifying round of the Champions League. In the previous round they left behind Basel with 2-1 home triumphs and impressive 3-0 away from home.

These victories gave great confidence to the Greeks who even started very badly in the encounter of the first hand, where they entered nervous and to accuse some the pressure of the encounter, but they let loose and managed to turn a 0-2 to 3-2 in an excellent turnaround. Right now they just need a draw, but the tie is perfectly open.

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It will be difficult for Paok to stop Spartak Moscow at home. The Russians have not even been able to score many goals, but playing at home, in a tie of these decisive and in which only need to win, makes things much easier and I believe that the Paok, having a team and less experienced players, that end up not resisting the pressure and that they miss this meeting.

In my view the Russians have a squad with more quality and solutions and I see them in a pragmatic and objective way, to win this meeting and move on to the Champions League Play Offs. I do not think Paok will get a new sparkle after they’ve left Basel behind.

With more or less difficulty, the result and eliminatory should smile to the Russians who play at home.

Betting Tip: Spartak Moscow
Odds: 1.70

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