PAOK vs Besiktas Free Betting Tips
Two days after meeting the champion of its 2019/2020 edition, the Champions League starts the quarter-final phase of the qualifiers that will indicate the last participants of the group stage of the 2020/2021 version of the tournament. This Tuesday, August 25, at the Toumba stadium, in Thessaloniki, Greece, PAOK will host Besiktas, from Turkey.
At the current stage, 24 teams struggle to take it a step further. As in the previous round, the round of 16, the confrontations are defined in a single game, a novelty in the regulation compared to last year, aiming to shorten the dispute. Thus, an extension of 30 minutes and a penalty shootout are the means to indicate the survivor in case of equality in the regulatory period.
The recent performance of PAOK
PAOK won the title of the 2019/2020 version of the Super League, the Greek Premier League, unbeaten. He accumulated 82 points (26 wins and four losses), but got 80 at the end since he lost two on the mat. There were five more than Olympiakos, runner-up.
As football in Greece does not score well in the ranking of UEFA, the organization that organizes the Champions League, the two have to go through the qualifiers. There is no guaranteed place in the group stage. PAOK took the field for the last time for an official match on July 19th. At home, he was 0-0 with Aris in the final round of the Greek Championship. The meeting, however, served only to fulfill the table once the title was secured.
The holidays were short. It resumed its activities aiming at the 2020/2021 season in early August. Preparation, however, is still in its infancy. He played only two friendlies before Tuesday’s clash. On August 7 he faced Atromitos. It was a goalless draw. Three days later, he overcame the Volos 2-0 in a new training game.
PAOK in the current season
Super League Championship Group
07/19 2020 PAOK Thessaloniki 0 – 0 Aris Thessaloniki
07/15 2020 AEK Athens 0 – 0 PAOK Thessaloniki
12/07 2020 Olympiakos 0 – 1 PAOK Thessaloniki
07/08 2020 PAOK Thessaloniki 0 – 0 Panathinaikos
07/04 2020 OFI Crete 2 – 2 PAOK Thessaloniki
The current form of Besiktas
Besiktas failed to qualify for the Champions League dispute through the Turkish Championship. Despite having a run in the final stretch of the tournament, with four victories in the last rounds, the club reached only the third position in the 2019/2020 version of Superlig. He got 62 points (19 wins, five draws and ten losses).
It was three points less than Trabzonspor, runner-up, who would be the country’s second representative in the competition. However, the club lost that right. He was punished by UEFA on the basis of the rules of the so-called ‘financial fair play’. In other words, he spent more than his budget allowed for hiring. Thus, he will be away from international tournaments for a year.
In this way, Besiktas, who had initially won the Europa League spot, climbed one floor, gaining the opportunity to compete for a place in the Champions group stage. The team last acted on July 25. He defeated Genglerbirligi, outside his domains, by 3 to 0. In the preparation phase for season 2020/2021, he chose not to make friendlies. Tuesday’s match will be his first official game.
Besiktas in the current season
07/25 2020 Genclerbirligi 0 – 3 Besiktas
07/19 2020 Besiktas 2 – 0 Fenerbahce
07/13 2020 Yeni Malatyaspor 0 – 1 Besiktas
09/07 2020 Besiktas 3 – 2 Kasimpasa
06/07 2020 Kayserispor 3 – 1 Besiktas
PAOK vs Besiktas Free Betting Tips
The impeccable campaign in the Greek Championship and the beginning of early preparation for the new season means that the prediction for PAOK’s success against Besiktas is indicated as a hint for this Tuesday’s duel by the quarterfinals of the 2020/2021 version of the Champions League.
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