For the result in Lisbon
posted on 21-08-2018 by Pelek
Benfica play against PAOK in 'Estadio da Luz', just a step behind the groups of Champions League.
League: Champions League - Qualification
Event: Benfica - PAOK
Date: 21/08/2018 15:00
Profit : -44.37
Yield : -1.23 %
Win Rate : 44.33 %
Avg. Odds : 2.33
Total Tips : 582
Benfica won Fenerbache 1-0 in home and drew 1-1 with them in Turkey. So now they claim their participation in groups of Champions League once again. Team's manager is still the 48 year-old Portuguese Rui Vitoria. They had a very good start in their domestic league with a home win 3-2 against Guimaraes and a 0-2 win in Boavista's home. The injured Nicolas Castillio, Filip Krovinovic, centre Jonas and the newcomer Tyronne Ebuehi won't play in tonight's match. The talented 19 years old Gedson Fernandes is going to be in the main squad.
PAOK managed to cope with Spartak Moscow. They were losing 0-2 in the first match but they overturned the result into 3-2 before the half time. In the second match they drew in Russia without goals. Benfica are a more difficult opponent that Basil and Spartak Moscow. There is stability and homogeneity in PAOK's team for sure. The main squad are the same, while the newcomers like Pontus Wernbloom will help team to achieve their goals. Injured Omar El Kaddouri won't play tonight and Arm Warda is going to be his substitute. Besides this, Romanian manager will hardly make any changes in the first eleven comparing to the match in Russia.
Benfica are the favorite to qualify between the two teams for sure, especially in their home where they are quite strong. Today they will have important absences. PAOK will search a possitive result and will play carefully. They have fast attacking midfielders and they can cause damage to their opponent.