Benfica vs PAOK Thessaloniki FC Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 20:00 Hrs

Venue: Estadio da Luz

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Benfica vs PAOK Thessaloniki FC Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Benfica were able to complete the difficult job against Fenerbahce to reach the final qualification for the Champions League group stages. The Portuguese club continue to hold an excellent record when it comes to Champions League qualifying matches and home advantage is an added bonus for Rui Vitoria. Estadio da Luz can rightly be considered as a fortress for Benfica, as the Portuguese team rarely lose matches on this ground. PAOK have been a breath of fresh air in the qualification campaign so far, but the Turkish team will largely aim for a draw in this difficult away match. Yet, Benfica’s slender home advantage is likely to cause a winning margin of one goal for Benfica.

The value of a home match in a Champions League tie cannot be underestimated due to the presence of early goals rule. Benfica will be keen to avoid conceding goals against PAOK, who have so far been irresistible in a couple of qualification games. Since the two teams are almost similar, I would pick both teams to score.

Benfica winning margin of one goal – 5/2

Both teams to score – 1/1

Benfica saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Benfica have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 4 games against PAOK Thessaloniki FC

PAOK Thessaloniki FC saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 4 games played against Benfica

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Benfica Form Guide

Benfica Team Logo

Benfica

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

07-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Fenerbahce Team Logo Fenerbahce

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-08-2018

Primeira Liga

Vitoria de Guimaraes Team Logo Vitoria de Guimaraes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

14-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Fenerbahce Team Logo Fenerbahce

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-08-2018

Primeira Liga

Boavista Team Logo Boavista

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

21-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

Primeira Liga

Sporting CP Team Logo Sporting CP

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

W A

02-09-2018

Primeira Liga

Nacional Team Logo Nacional

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

15-09-2018

League Cup Grp. A

Rio Ave Team Logo Rio Ave

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. E

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Form Guide

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo

PAOK Thessaloniki FC

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

24-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Basel Team Logo Basel

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Basel Team Logo Basel

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Spartak Moscow Team Logo Spartak Moscow

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

D A

14-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Spartak Moscow Team Logo Spartak Moscow

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Benfica Team Logo Benfica

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-08-2018

Super League

Asteras Tripolis Team Logo Asteras Tripolis

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Benfica Team Logo Benfica

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

W A

02-09-2018

Super League

Panionios Team Logo Panionios

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-09-2018

Super League

OFI Crete Team Logo OFI Crete

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. L

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Benfica Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Benfica vs PAOK Thessaloniki FC Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
99 GK Odisseas Vlachodimos 188 73
34 LB Andre Almeida 186 75
6 CD Ruben Dias 187 83
33 CD Jardel 192 85
3 RB Alex Grimaldo 170 60
21 CM Pizzi 172 66
83 CM Gedson Fernandes 177 -
5 CM Ljubomir Fejsa 185 78
19 CF Facundo Ferreyra 186 83
17 LF Andrija Zivkovic 169 68
11 RF Franco Cervi - -
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Alexandros Paschalakis - -
15 CD Jose Angel Crespo 183 72
20 RB Vieirinha 173 73
3 LB Leo Matos 182 72
5 CD Fernando Varela 182 83
87 CDM Jose Canas 177 77
8 CDM Mauricio 180 72
10 CM Dimitrios Pelkas 175 67
98 LF Leo Jaba 178 75
9 CF Aleksandar Prijovic 191 88
18 RF Dimitrios Limnios - -