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PAOK (Gre) vs Krasnodar (Rus) Prediction & Betting tips
FK Krasnodar won the first leg 2-1 last week. A victory in which the Greeks scored the important away goal. In their own stadium, 1-0 in the second leg is enough to get the ticket for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. However, Saloniki gambled away the 1-0 lead in the first leg.
Nevertheless, in the run-up to the game between PAOK Saloniki and Krasnodar, the odds of the bookmakers now turn towards the home side, as the odds comparison of the betting base shows.
The Greeks have never made it into the group stage of the premier class in six attempts. They only reached the playoffs twice, in 2014 against Schalke and 2018 against Benfica. Krasnodar, on the other hand, failed in the playoffs a year ago when it also went against a Greek club. The Russians couldn’t win anything against Olympiacos.
Even the away goal could open the gate wide in the direction of the preliminary round. A goal that we definitely trust the Black-Greens, which is why we at PAOK Saloniki against Krasnodar consider the tip “Both teams: Yes” to be the most effective. Further betting recommendations for the premier class can be found in the “Champions League betting tips” category.
The Panthessalonikischer Sportklub der Constantinopler, as PAOK is called, celebrated its third national championship in Greece in 2019. This summer, however, the gap to Olympiacos was huge.
At the end of the day, the black and whites were 25 points short of first place. Saloniki was deducted seven points because the owner of the club also held shares in Ligarivale Xanthi, which is not permitted under the association’s statutes. Even without the point deduction, the title defense would have been missed by a huge margin.
In addition, PAOK now also botched the start of the season in the Greek Super League. After three game days, the two-headed eagle from the north of the country is still undefeated, but with only one win and two draws there are a meager five points on the books.
It would be all the more important for the club, which has not won a single of the previous five games in the playoffs, to get the curve again. A home win is essential for this.
The fact that at PAOK Saloniki against Krasnodar tip 1 will work and the move into the premier class is anything but unlikely, at least with a view to the previous games of the black and white. After all, Abel Ferreira’s team eliminated Besiktas Istanbul and Benfica Lisbon in the previous qualifying rounds.
The international home record is impressive: the Toumba Stadium has three wins in a row. The fact that the Greeks are doomed to win is still a difficult starting point. So far, PAOK has lost the first leg away from home in UEFA competitions 15 times. A home win only made it into the next round four times.
FK Krasnodar is a comparatively young club that was only founded in 2008 in the city of the same name on the Kuban. The Byki (in German: the bulls) have been part of the top Russian league since 2010, in which 2015, 2019 and 2020 came third in the final table.
While 2015 was only about the Europa League, third place in Russia is now enough to take part in the qualifying round for the Champions League. A year ago in the playoffs there was very clearly the end of the game against Olympiacos Piraeus with 1: 6 after two legs.
Now the ticket for the group stage of the premier class is to be bought for the first time against another Greek representative, for which the 2-1 win last week was the first big step.
Even in their own stadium, the Byki came back after a 0-1 deficit and were ultimately able to take off a 2-1 victory. So the Russians are not favorites, although a draw or a 3-2 defeat would be enough for them to advance.
However, the start of the season in the Russian Premier League was anything but rosy for the Byki. Only four wins from the first nine games are recorded, which brings them seventh place at the moment. At least the goal difference of 18: 7 can be seen in the second-most hits in Russia’s top division.
They probably need goals now too. In competitive European games, they have lost three of the last four away games, conceding a total of twelve goals and not scoring a single goal in the three lost games.
PAOK (Gre) vs Krasnodar (Rus) head to head matches
22.09.20 CL Krasnodar PAOK 2 : 1
05.11.15 EL Krasnodar PAOK 2 : 1
22.10.15 EL PAOK Krasnodar 0 : 0