PAOK v Benfica betting tips

We’re accustomed to seeing Benfica in European competitions every season and the bookies expect them to take a step closer to the Champions League group stage by getting the better of PAOK.

PAOK were second in the Greek Super League last season and they are as big as 4.65 with Unibet to claim victory in this match at Toumba Stadium, although some will feel as though they can benefit from home advantage.

Are Benfica a Banker to Beat Greek Opponents?

The bookies think that Benfica are heavily likely to win this Champions League match. William Hill are offering a best price 1.85 about Jorge Jesus’ team landing a victory which would see them through to a League Path knockout stage clash against Krasnodar for a place in the group stage.

Benfica made it to the group stage of the competition last season where they finished third in their section behind RB Leipzig and Lyon, two teams who went deep in the competition and the Portuguese side then dropped into the Europa League where they were beaten by Shakhtar.

It’s worth noting that PAOK made a bit of a stir when beating Besiktas in the previous qualifying round of the Champions League and we wouldn’t be hugely confident that Benfica can land victory in Greece.

Christos Tzolis Set to be a Greek Superstar

Remember the name – Tzolis might only be eighteen although the forward scored two goals against Besiktas and also set up his team’s other goal, with the teenager having scored at a rate of knots in the Super League U19.

Tzolis might be able to get his name on the scoresheet again and we think that the “Yes” option on the Both Teams to Score betting market could be a good way forward.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

We are going to take a punt on PAOK. They proved last season that Salonika are one of the best teams in Greece and we feel as though they will be better prepared on home soil when they clash with Benfica. The home side have the dangerous Tzolis operating in attack and we think the youngster can continue making a name for himself.

Benfica will face a difficult match and there are plenty of ways to oppose them including the Asian Handicap betting market, while the BTTS Yes option is a great way of taking the home team / away team out of the equation.

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