Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Toumba Stadium will host Thursday’s Conference League game between PAOK and Aberdeen. The Eagles aim to keep their 100% record in Group G intact and a win over Aberdeen should see them secure their spot in the knockout stages. Kiril Despodov, who scored as a substitute in the Pittodrie Stadium clash, is pushing for a start, while Soualiho Meita is back from suspension.
Aberdeen, on the other hand, face a must-win situation this time out and seeing that they will go all guns blazing at PAOK, we predict that the Greeks are going to seal the victory on the break. Both James McGarry and Shayden Morris are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. When the two teams met in Scotland two weeks ago PAOK defeated Aberdeen 3-2, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home side.
Highlighted Team (PAOK):
PAOK are regarded as one of the most famous clubs in Greece. The club’s biggest rivals are Olympiakos, but they have a great rivalry with local rivals Aris as well. The Double-headed eagle play their home games at Toumba Stadion Thessaloniki and the capacity of the venue is 28 803.
PAOK are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they often struggle when playing on the travels. The club won their first Greek Superleague title in 1976 and nine years later their clinched their second domestic trophy, finishing the season three points clear of Panathinaikos.
Speaking of the club’s European success, the Black and Whites made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1973/1974 season, but they were outplayed by Italian giants Milan in the two-legged tie. PAOK were founded on 20 April, 1926 and they play their home games in black and white shirts and black shorts. The club’s away colours are white.