Match Time: 9/16/2020 02:00 Wednesday（GMT+8）
On Wednesday morning 16 September, PAOK will take on Benfica at Stadio Toumbas with a 02:00am kick-off. This is a Champions League fixture. The following stats and analysis explain the logic for the tip in this match. The key metrics point to the opportunity of value when these teams meet. We break it down below.
Head To Head
The history books show that PAOK played Benfica in 2018 for a Champions League match. The winners were Benfica - with a final score of 1-4. And E. Salvio scored two goals for the away side.In ten years, the sides have played 4 times. PAOK have won in none of these match-ups. Benfica have won 3 matches. A stalemate has occurred once.In their head-to-head, there has been an average of 2.75 goals per game. PAOK have scored an average of 0.5 and their opponents, Benfica have scored an average of 2.25 per outing.A look at this match-up for the travelling team reveals that whichever side has been the visiting team has won 75% of these fixtures. The home side has prevailed in 0% of these matches.
Looking over the last year, PAOK have played 40 matches. They have 27 wins; 9 draws; and 4 losses. This puts them on a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 67%-22%-10%.Over this period, they have scored 1.77 times per match, on average, while conceding 0.7.At home over this time, they have a win rate of 73% (14 wins) from the most recent 19 home fixtures. 15% (3) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 10% (2) being a loss for the home side.On average they have scored 2.0 goals when at home in this period while they have conceded 0.63.They've scored in their last 3. And it is worth pointing to a team that has won their last 3 matches; PAOK have got that momentum to feel confident about. And PAOK are currently unbeaten in their last 9 matches.
Benfica have played 38 times in the last year. They have 24 wins; 8 draws; and 6 losses. This gives them a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 63%-21%-15%.During this recent year, they average 1.97 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.03.Specifically on their recent away record, they have a win rate of 52% (10 wins) from 19 away fixtures. 26% (5) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 21% (4) resulting in a loss as the away side.Away from home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 1.74. They have conceded 1.16 on average.Their recent performance data shows that they have a total of 15 goals in their last ten matches and this has led to their current win rate of 30%. Of these ten games, 8 of them have seen both sides score. The frequency of matches with a total of three goals or more is 5 games in their last ten outings. And they have scored in each of their last 6 matches.We have found no reason to make this team the value play in their match against PAOK. We would want longer odds than these.
Betting tip for PAOK vs Benfica
In this match-up, we've got one of the better bets of the day. This is for followers who want something to cheer on, we suggest you go with PAOK to win. Their momentum will be high as they look ahead to to this one, given their current run of wins. With PAOK, we have a side making a habit of scoring.
PAOK Saloniki VS Benfica
Prediction: PAOK Saloniki