Levski Sofia vs PAOK Thessaloniki Prediction

Levski Sofia

Levski Sofia

2 : 0

PAOK

PAOK

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Competition: UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: Thursday, 21st, July 2022
Kickoff: 18:00 UK/19.00 CET
Venue: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov Stadium (Sofia)

Although Levski Sofia is the second most trophy-winning team in Bulgaria, The Blues have not managed to become champions since 2008/09, but they should be praised, since they often play in Europe in recent years. Levski last played in the UEFA Europa League in 2019/20 and The Blues suffered a huge embarrassment as they allowed AEK Larnaca to demolish them 0-7 on aggregate. Meanwhile, PAOK secured second place with a 2-0 triumph over Panathinaikos on the final day of the season, but four days later they suffered defeat by the same team in the final of the Greek Cup. In fact, it wasn't all so dark for PAOK, as the team enjoyed the most successful European campaign in their history, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated by Marseille 1-3 on aggregate.

Levski Sofia vs PAOK Thessaloniki Betting Tips

Levski last played in Europe with a Greek side in 1978/79, where they beat Olympiakos with a routine 3-1 and despite being considered underdogs against PAOK, we believe he will prove a tough nut to crack. Namely, Levski Sofia got extra motivated for the match with PAOK, as they achieved a convincing 5-0 triumph over Spartak Varna in their first home game of the new season. It should be borne in mind that Levski did the pre-season in the best possible way, and more importantly, The Blues were extremely attack-oriented, scoring at least 2 goals in 5 of the previous 6 games in all competitions. Not only have Levski won each of their previous five home games, but they have scored 3.4 goals per game in that time, so we believe The Blues have enough potential in the final third to find the net.

PAOK may be the favorites to triumph, but their defense proved to be very shaky towards the end of last season, as The White-Blacks managed to keep a clean sheet just twice in their previous 11 away games. However, PAOK Thessaloniki have proven to possess huge potential in the final third during the pre-season, scoring in each of their five friendlies, including a convincing 4-0 triumph over Panetolikos last time. In competitive matches, PAOK have registered just one triumph from their previous 13 matches, so a win for the visiting team seems like a risky choice, but both teams should find the net.

Levski Sofia vs PAOK Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. PAOK

    1 : 1

    Levski Sofia

    Europa Conference League

  2. Levski Sofia

    2 : 0

    PAOK

    Europa Conference League

Levski Sofia

Levski Sofia Team News

Left-back Tsunami is the only absent player in the home team, who is recovering from a knee injury and his return is expected at the end of August.

Coach Stanimir Stoilov was satisfied with Jeremy Petris' performance and he stated that the right-back could start against PAOK in the first game.

After Bilal Bari scored twice in a convincing 5-0 triumph over Spartak Varna at the weekend, he is likely to keep his place in the attack.

Last matches of Levski Sofia

  1. Ludogorets Razgrad

    0 : 0

    Levski Sofia

    Parva Liga

  2. Levski Sofia

    1 : 2

    Hamrun Spartans

    Europa Conference League

  3. Levski Sofia

    1 : 0

    OFK Pirin

    Parva Liga

  4. Hamrun Spartans

    0 : 1

    Levski Sofia

    Europa Conference League

  5. Cherno More Varna

    0 : 0

    Levski Sofia

    Parva Liga

Levski Sofia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Nikolay Mihaylov

Defenders

  • 23

    Noah Sonko Sundberg

  • 33

    José Córdoba

  • 5

    Kellian van der Kaap

Midfielders

  • 2

    Jeremy Petris

  • 22

    Patrick-Gabriel Galchev

  • 30

    Filip Krastev

  • 7

    Georgi Milanov

Forwards

  • 18

    Ronaldo

  • 19

    Bilal Bari

  • 17

    Welton

PAOK

PAOK Thessaloniki Team News

Right-back Lefteris Lyratzis felt pain in his right wrist, he left training immediately and will be forced to undergo a new test before the trip to Sofia.

Omar El Kaddouri and Nélson Oliveira are recovering from muscle and rib injuries, while centre-back Giannis Michailidis continues his rehabilitation program.

PAOK was active in the summer market, signing several new players, and most of the summer signings should start against Levski Sofia.

Last matches of PAOK

  1. PAOK

    1 : 1

    Levski Sofia

    Europa Conference League

  2. Levski Sofia

    2 : 0

    PAOK

    Europa Conference League

  3. TOP Oss

    0 : 0

    PAOK

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. AZ Alkmaar

    2 : 2

    PAOK

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Groningen

    2 : 1

    PAOK

    Club Friendlies 3

PAOK lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 42

    Dominik Kotarski

Defenders

  • 23

    Joan Sastre

  • 4

    Sverrir Ingi Ingason

  • 2

    Giannis Kargas

  • 55

    Rafa Soares

Midfielders

  • 22

    Stefan Schwab

  • 8

    Douglas Augusto

  • 14

    Andrija Živković

  • 26

    Tiago Dantas

  • 30

    Nicolás Quagliata

Forwards

  • 70

    Georgios Koutsias

Levski Sofia vs PAOK Thessaloniki Key facts:

  • Levski has scored at least 2 goals in each of the previous five home games.
  • Levski has suffered only one defeat in the previous 15 home games.
  • PAOK managed to keep a clean sheet only twice in the previous 9 away games.
  • PAOK has scored a goal in each of their five friendlies so far.

Main prediction Levski Sofia - PAOK

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Levski Sofia vs PAOK Thessaloniki - FAQ

? Where to watch?
The match between these teams will be broadcast on Diema Sport 2, Nova Sports (Hel), Open TV
? Who is Levski's player to watch?
Bilal Bari scored twice in the 5-0 win over Spartak Varna at the weekend, and he should once again be one of the key players in attack this season.
? Who is PAOK's player to watch?
18-year-old Georgios Koutsias has scored 3 goals in the previous two friendlies, and the talented centre-forward should start against Levski Sofia.