Our football match prediction:
Over the years PAOK have established themselves as one of the best teams in Greek Super League, but it has been 32 years since their won their last domestic trophy. Anyhow, the Black and whites could play an important role in the Europa League this term as coach Aleksandar Stanojevic has a number of high-profile players to choose from. PAOK set up a meeting with Ostersunds in the Europa League play-offs by beating Olimpik Donetsk in the two-legged tie and they do not want to stop now. Fans are likely to pack Stadio Toumbas on Thursday evening and we predict that the Greeks are going to record a routine win over Ostersunds in the first leg. The Swedish team defeated Fola Esch of Luxembourg in round 3, but PAOK are likely to pose a much bigger threat for Graham Potter’s men than their previous rivals.
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.