Champions League PAOK vs Basel 24/07/2018

Champions League Tips PAOK vs Basel

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, PAOK Salonika and FC Basel face each other at 19:30 (CET) in the first leg of the Champions League qualifiers. It is the first competitive game of the new season for both sides, who have already landed in the pots of the Placement Route during the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. In parallel with the Champions’ Tour, in which a total of 20 European Champions will clash in this round, the respective runners-up from Greece and Switzerland will have to qualify for the premier class in July as two out of a total of only four. In the first leg at the Greek Toumba Stadium, PAOK beat Basel in the odds. And that, even though the Swiss are actually permanent guests in the Champions League. Whether you should tap on Thessaloniki in this first leg or not, we now want to find out for you in this article. After analysis of the two counterparties and looking at their current shape curve, we have prepared at the end of the contribution also a forecast for PAOK against Basel for you, in which we show you the best possible Champions League tip for this qualifier.

The way into the premier class will be long and arduous for the two clubs, because who can assert himself here then must wait in the third qualifying round, in the placement route clubs like Benfica Lisbon or Dynamo Kiev, before then then the play-offs are on the program. The right heavyweights are missing here, as the fourth-placed players from the major European leagues are automatically set for the Champions League group stage for the first time this year. Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, for example, can not land in the lottery cup here nonetheless, the games in the play-offs are not getting any easier. But PAOK Thessaloniki now wants to ensure that FC Basel can not advance even in the later rounds, which would mean that would lose its long-term subscription for the preliminary round of the UEFA Champions League. And all this because the Swiss record champion has not become national champion in Switzerland for the first time in ten years and surprisingly let the Young Boys Bern run out of rank.

The more exciting is now the question of whether in the first competitive game of the new season with a bang, which would be the away win in Greece beyond doubt, will return, or whether the botched championship was just the beginning of a downturn, threatening to miss the Königsklasse continues now. An answer can be found in the final PAOK vs. Basel.

PAOK Thessaloniki – Continue the good work

Although the Panthessaloniki sports club of Constantinople (short: PAOK) based in Thessaloniki, or Thessaloniki, since 1985, no other Greek championship could celebrate, was in recent years, but always quite successful. So they just got the second runner-up in a row and meanwhile could win for the second time in a row the Greek club cup, in which one has emerged as a total of six times overall winner. Achievements, to which PAOK would like to tie up again internationally, where admittedly it has not been that good in the Champions League for a long time. At least they have not won a single match of their past 15 competitive matches in the two competitions of UEFA (Champions League and Europa League) (six draws, nine defeats), which is now mandatory to improve against the Swiss. Finally, the Romanian successful coach Răzvan Lucescu has access to a squad that has remained together in the nucleus, although you had to give free transfer to today’s guests from Basel defensive talent Konstantinos Dimitriou calculated. However, with the 19-year-old Brazilian Léo Jabá has also committed to a first firecrackers, which should be followed if possible even more. Because of this, however, the additional revenue from the premier class is needed, this game could now be the more groundbreaking for the Greek traditional club …

FC Basel – Reign supremacy in Switzerland as soon as possible

Not only did FC Basel miss the national championship in the Raiffeisen Super League for the first time since the 2008/09 season, but they also failed to win the club cup, which also saw them defeat the BSC Young Boys Bern in the semi-finals. All in all, this is a disastrous season for the Champions League finalists, who once again stood in the knockout round of the competition in February of this year and said goodbye to Manchester City with a 2-1 win away to Manchester City , After the 0: 4 home defeat in the first leg this was still the end, but at this time hardly anyone would have expected that the Swiss might not find in the field of participants of the premier class for a long time. A fate that one wants to turn away, of course, with all his might, although the FC Basel has left even more on the transfer market springs and next goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik also left right-back Michael Lang and left winger Mohamed Elyounoussi. Although about 20 million euros have been taken for it, but really reinvestiert this money has not yet been, although it has already struck seven times in the transfer market. Judging from the fact that these games in the Champions League qualifying will be the decisive factor in how fast you can possibly regain the supremacy in Switzerland, the troupe of Raphael Wicky is not too much time to act. Brisanterweise the coach must call equal three candidates for the starting lineup of these days as possibly unfit, since Éder Balanta (calf problems), Taulent Xhaka (muscle injury) and playmaker Samuele Campo (problems with the left hip) probably travel to Greece at the most, but probably can not stand on the court. The focus of the Red-Blue should be all the more to achieve somehow the away goal and go with as good starting position in the second leg in Switzerland.

PAOK – Basel Record – Previous meetings

Never before has there been an encounter between PAOK Thessaloniki and FC Basel in an international competitive match. The first leg in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League will logically be their first duel.

PAOK – Basel Prediction

Regarding the odds, PAOK is against Basel, as I said, in the role of favorites, which is certainly due to the fact that the Basler are missing a few important regular players, while beyond all the gaps of the departures could not be closed. And because even at the best starting lineup of the two clubs would have to speak of a duel on equal terms, the game moves in conjunction with the home advantage all the more in the direction of the Greeks. In our forecast for PAOK against Basel, we recommend Tip 1 in this first leg.

Betting Tip: 1 (PAOK)
Odds: 2,10
Bet Tip: X (draw)
Odds: 3.20
Betting Tips: 2 (Basel)
Odds: 3.60

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