Our football match prediction:
As expected, PAOK defeated Ostersunds in the first leg of the Europa League play-offs. The Greeks recorded a 3-1 win over the Swedish side in Thessaloniki, but their job is only half done. PAOK need to defend their two-goal lead in Thursday’s football match at Jamtkraft Arena and they are likely to rely on their defence in the return leg. Ostersunds, on the other hand, have nothing to lose in this one and we predict that they will go all-out attack against PAOK in the second leg. A close encounter appears on the cards and we would not be surprised if the two teams play out a draw in Thursday’s clash. Serbia international Aleksandar Prijovic scored a brace in the 3-1 victory over Ostersunds and all eyes will be on him when the two teams face each other at Jamtkraft Arena in the Europa League play-offs, return leg.
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.