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Krasnodar vs PAOK Prediction

Krasnodar

September 22

20:00

2 : 1
PAOK

Krasnodar

PAOK

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The race for Champions League qualification places intensifies this week, as we've reached the final play-off round – a two-legged affair to decide who progress into next month's group stages. PAOK soaked up pressure brilliantly en route to an impressive, albeit surprising, 2-1 win over Portuguese giants Benfica to book their place in this fixture.

Krasnodar, who finished third in Russia's Premier League last term, have a tricky test on their hands against determined opposition – who want to prove their mettle. Can either side earn an early advantage before next week's second leg? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Krasnodar vs PAOK Betting Tips

As mentioned, PAOK's win over Benfica was the ultimate smash-and-grab result. They had 27% possession, two shots on target, 155 completed passes over 90 minutes and won 2-1.

Jan Vertonghen's own goal and another by substitute Andrija Zivkovic helped them squeeze past Jorge Jesus' men, who were unlucky but punished for their profligacy.

Zivkovic is likely to start this match in attack alongside Christos Tzolis, after Chuba Akpom's £2.75m move to Middlesbrough last week. It'll be interesting to see how they break down a Krasnodar backline protected by Dutch international Tonny Vilhena and Arsenal academy graduate Kristoffer Olsson.

Speaking of, Tuesday's hosts don't lack firepower. Remy Cabella oozed class during their 7-2 win over FK Khimki at the weekend, while Viktor Claesson (two goals, two assists) and frontman Marcus Berg don't lack confidence.

Daniil Utkin and Shapi Suleymanov both came off the bench to score in Krasnodar's recent rout and will hope they also feature in midweek, as head coach Murad Musaev is spoilt for choice.

PAOK drew 1-1 with Atromitos Athens on Friday night, but most of their key players were rested with one eye firmly on this upcoming encounter. Can they prevail?

Krasnodar vs PAOK Correct Score Predictions

Krasnodar lead the H2H (one win, one draw) between the pair and have an opportunity to extend their advantage, five years on from their two Europa League group stage games. I'm leaning towards them taking a narrow lead into the second leg against a PAOK side who are unpredictable at the best of times and must be clinical.

Last matches

Krasnodar

20-10-2020

1 - 1 Rennes

D
17-10-2020

3 - 1 Rubin Kazan'

W
04-10-2020

2 - 0 Dinamo Moskva

L
30-09-2020

1 - 2 PAOK

L
26-09-2020

1 - 1 Sochi

D
22-09-2020

2 - 1 PAOK

W
18-09-2020

7 - 2 Khimki

W
13-09-2020

0 - 3 Rotor Volgograd

L
30-08-2020

1 - 1 Rostov

D
26-08-2020

1 - 1 CSKA Moskva

D

PAOK

D

- Omonia Nicosia

22-10-2020
D

- AEK Athens

18-10-2020
W

- OFI

04-10-2020
L

- Krasnodar

30-09-2020
D

-

26-09-2020
L

- Krasnodar

22-09-2020
D

- Atromitos

18-09-2020
W

- Benfica

15-09-2020
W

- Larissa

11-09-2020
W

- Beşiktaş

25-08-2020
Krasnodar vs PAOK Head-to-Head (H2H)
30-09-2020

PAOK

1
2

Krasnodar

22-09-2020

Krasnodar

2
1

PAOK

05-11-2015

Krasnodar

2
1

PAOK

22-10-2015

PAOK

0
0

Krasnodar

Krasnodar
vs
PAOK
Predicted Lineup
Krasnodar vs PAOK Predicted Lineup

Safonov

Petrov

Martynovich

Pantalean

Smolnikov

Vilhena

Utkin

Olsson

Cabella

Berg

Claesson

Z. Zivkovic

Giannoulis

Michailidis

Varela

Ingason

El Kaddouri

Schwab

Biseswar

Tzolis

Swiderski

A. Zivkovic

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-1 vs Rennes (A)

D

3-1 vs Rubin Kazan' (H)

W

0-2 vs Dinamo Moskva (A)

L

2-1 vs PAOK (A)

W

1-1 vs Sochi (A)

D

2-1 vs PAOK (H)

W

7-2 vs Khimki (H)

W

3-0 vs Rotor Volgograd (A)

W

1-1 vs Rostov (H)

D

1-1 vs CSKA Moskva (H)

D
D

1-1 vs Omonia Nicosia (H)

D

1-1 vs AEK Athens (A)

W

3-0 vs OFI (H)

L

1-2 vs Krasnodar (H)

D

0-0 vs (A)

L

1-2 vs Krasnodar (A)

D

1-1 vs Atromitos (H)

W

2-1 vs Benfica (H)

W

1-0 vs Larissa (H)

W

3-1 vs Beşiktaş (H)

21

Goals Scored

14

5

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

3-1 vs Rubin Kazan' (H)

W

2-1 vs PAOK (H)

W

7-2 vs Khimki (H)

W

1-1 vs Rostov (H)

D

1-1 vs CSKA Moskva (H)

D
D

1-1 vs Omonia Nicosia (H)

W

3-0 vs OFI (H)

L

1-2 vs Krasnodar (H)

D

1-1 vs Atromitos (H)

W

2-1 vs Benfica (H)

W

1-0 vs Larissa (H)

W

3-1 vs Beşiktaş (H)

14

Goals Scored

12

3

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs Rennes (A)

D

0-2 vs Dinamo Moskva (A)

L

2-1 vs PAOK (A)

W

1-1 vs Sochi (A)

D

3-0 vs Rotor Volgograd (A)

W
D

1-1 vs AEK Athens (A)

D

0-0 vs (A)

L

1-2 vs Krasnodar (A)

7

Goals Scored

2

2

Over 2.5 Goals

1

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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