PAOK vs Club Brugge: Betting Preview

PAOK vs Club Brugge Match Preview

Having lost to a Belgian side for the first time in UEFA club competitions last week, PAOK will look to overturn a narrow 1-0 defeat as Club Brugge heads to Greece for their UEFA Europa Conference League quarterfinal decider. A semifinal date with either Fiorentina or Viktoria Plzeň awaits the winner.

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Having had the weekend off to focus on this match, PAOK is looking to prolong their unbeaten run in the UECL at Toumba Stadium to nine. Last week’s defeat in Belgium ended a four-game unbeaten run, with three of those matches being wins.

PAOK has never gone farther than the quarterfinals in Europe, with the Thessaloniki-based club being one of just two teams to reach this stage of the Conference League twice. En route to making this round two years ago, they knocked off Club Brugge’s Flanders rival Gent in the last 16.

Club Brugge has found renewed energy, winning their last three games in all competitions, and conceding just once in that run. It has been 32 years since they last progressed from the quarterfinals in Europe, losing in the 1991/92 UEFA Cup Winners Cup final to Werder Bremen.

Should they reach the final of the Conference League this term, they would become just the second team to reach the final in all of UEFA’s club competitions, past and present. With no Belgian side making a continental semifinal this term, Blauw-Zwart is on the cusp of ending the long wait.

Match Facts

Date: Thursday, 18 April 2024

Kickoff Time: 21:00 CET (15:00 ET/12:00 PT)

Location: Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece

PAOK vs Club Brugge Predicted Lineup

PAOK: Kotarski; Vierinha, Kedziora, Koulierakis, Rahman; Meïté, Schwab; Živković, Konstantelias, Despodov; Thomas

Club Brugge: Jackers; Sabbe, Ordóñez, Spileers, Meijer; Vetlesen, Onyedika, Vanaken; Zinckernagel, Jutgla, Skóraś

PAOK vs Club Brugge Odds

Via Bet365

PAOK Win/To Advance1.85 / 2.25
Club Brugge Win/To Advance4.20 / 1.57
Both Teams Score Y/N1.61 / 2.20
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.75 / 2.05

PAOK vs Club Brugge Prediction

Draw at 3.50

While PAOK has been hard to beat in European home games, they are facing an in-form team, with plenty of continental pedigree. That should not be ignored. With that in mind, we can expect another tight game between the two clubs.

Club Brugge’s defeat at Molde in the last 16 put an end to their five-game winning streak in European away games. Overall, we can expect a very close game, likely to end drawn, with the Belgians progressing.

PAOK vs Club Brugge Tips

Under 2.5 goals at 2.05

The first leg did see both sides create plenty of chances, and really should have seen more than one goal. However, for the second leg, goals will likely be hard to come by.

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For PAOK, they know that must score, or else their European journey will end on Thursday night. As for Club Brugge, they know they just have to keep a clean sheet, something they have done in four of their last six games in the UECL. So, expect a tight game with the both teams’ defences, particularly Club’s, being on point.

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