Sunday, September 20, 2020

Besiktas double chance against PAOK 4/6 for Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier

Competition: Champions League qualifier

Market: Besiktas double chance

Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport

Two sides who are looking to move one step closer to securing a lucrative Champions League spot, Besiktas will make the trip to Greek outfit PAOK on Tuesday evening.

Starting with the hosts, while PAOK might open Tuesday’s meeting as a favourite with the bookmakers, Abel Ferreira’s men had endured a lacklustre end to the year. Eventually finishing 18 points behind Olympiakos and top spot in the Greek Super League, the White and Blacks managed to win just one of their final six top-flight contests and their issues in front of goal have been a real headache for fans around Thessaloníki. Last seen putting in their final preparations in a behind closed doors friendly against lower league Atromitos, PAOK have now failed to record a single strike across any of their last three contests on the bounce and even more worrying for the former Braga boss, his men have managed to find the net just once in almost 500 minutes of action.

As for the visitors, while Besiktas might have also managed to miss out on lifting domestic silverware by a seven-point buffer this season, the Turkish giants have enjoyed an eye-catching end to the year. Last seen putting on a real clinic and signing off their campaign in some style, Sergen Yalçın’s men landed a routine 3-0 romp away at Gençlerbirliği and will be looking to spring an upset on foreign soil. Likely to still be boosted by their impressive 2-0 win against former European heavyweights Fenerbahçe last month, Besiktas have now won each of their last four matchups on the bounce and managed to collect a glittering 18 points over their final seven appearances of the season. Losing just a single contest on their travels since February, the Black Eagles are well worth keeping an eye out for in midweek.

Bet: Besiktas double chance against PAOK 4/6 for Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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