Betting their chips on the field factor, PAOK, from Greece, will welcome Slovakia’s Slovan Bratislava on Thursday 29 August at the Toumba stadium in Thessaloniki. The match is part of the schedule of the return journey of the playoffs that will define the last teams that will have the chance to participate in the 2019/2020 version of the Europa League. The start is scheduled for 14h (Brasília time).The Slovakians made 1 to 0 in their domains. In this way they won the right to advance in the event of a tie and, naturally, again successfully. The Greeks need a two-goal success to continue the match. Returning the match marker will force a 30-minute overtime, in which the visitor’s goal also serves as a tiebreaker.
The playoff stage is the fifth and final phase of the extensive selection round to define the 21 remaining clubs to complete the Europa League groups. Arsenal (England), Porto (Portugal), Rome (Italy), Manchester United (England), Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine), Beşiktaş (Turkey), Basel (Switzerland), Sporting (Portugal) are already in the tournament. , CSKA Moscow (Russia), Wolfsburg (Germany), Lazio (Italy), Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany), Saint-Étienne (France), Getafe (Spain), Standard Liège (Belgium), Rennes (France), Başakşehir (Turkey) , Olexandriya (Ukraine), Wolfsberg (Austria) and Lugano (Switzerland). The six defeated teams in the Champions League playoffs will also take place.
It was in their domain that PAOK made their domain debut on August 25 in the 2019/2020 season of the Superleague, the First Division of the Greek Championship. He managed to put the first three points on the score by scoring 2-1 at Panetolikos.The result, however, was not the most encouraging. If repeated this Thursday will not give the team the classification for Europa League. It was, however, the product of an accommodation at the end of the meeting. The home owners had the game under control when they conceded the goal, in addition to the final round. At no time were their victory threatened.In international competitions, the upstairs dispute began. However, they were eventually beaten by Ajax in the Champions League qualifiers and had to readjust their goals and play in the Europa League qualifiers.
Slovan Bratislava also took the field on Sunday, August 25, to fulfill their commitment to Fortuna Liga, Slovakia’s First Division. In confrontation for the sixth round of the 2019/2020 edition was the draw, by 1 to 1, at home, with Zilina.The result interrupted a sequence of ten consecutive wins. The list included duels for the national league and Europa League qualifiers. With 16 points (five wins and one draw), Slovan Bratislava continues to share with Zilina the lead in the league table.The team, which also started the Champions League qualifying round, were knocked down by Montenegro’s Sutjeska. In the Europa League, they beat Ferokineli of Kosovo and Dundalk of Ireland to reach the playoffs.
1.What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
- PAOK Thessaloniki
- Last result: 2-1 vs Panaitolikos
- Shape: W L L D W
Big problems for PAOK Thessaloniki after the departure of Răzvan Lucescu. The Greek champion risks not playing in the groups of any European competition. The black and white were eliminated by Ajax from the UEFA Champions League preliminaries and could be excluded from the Europa League. In the tour sleeve they were defeated to the limit, by Slovan Bratislava, and they need to make a big match on their own ground. Even though they dominated in Slovakia and had 60% possession and 14 shots towards the opponent’s goal, they scored in the final stage.PAOK is unbeaten on Toumbas in 2019 – 12 wins and 2 draws. A tie was also scored with Ajax. Akpom and Leo Matos scored in a 2-2 record, but that didn’t help the Greeks qualify for the Champions League playoff. And this time only victory helps them to achieve their goal. However, any empty goal will double!
- Slovenian Bratislava
- Last result: 1-1 vs Zilina
- Shape: D W W W W
Slovan Bratislava is trying to reach the border again. Even though it was quickly eliminated from Sutjeska’s UEFA Champions League preliminaries, the Slovenia champion is one of the Europa League groups. Dutch Myenty Abena was the hero of the tour with PAOK Thessaloniki – in the 90 + 4 minute he had a huge error from the opponent’s goalkeeper (he lost the ball in his hand) and scored the victory goal.Slovan is in a very good moment, even though Sunday he finished his series of 10 wins in a row, in all competitions. He drew in the championship with Zilina. The team from Bratislava, however, is doing extremely well on the move, where it has won at least two goals difference the last five matches played. In this period he has scored a total of 15 goals!
2.News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
- PAOK managed, last season, the first event in the club’s history
- The Portuguese Abel Ferreira took over the vacant post after the departure of Răzvan Lucescu
- Black and white have played 189 European matches in their 93 years of existence
- PAOK has 54 wins, 41 draws and 46 defeats in the Europa League.
- Last season, the Greek champion was eliminated by Benfica from the UCL playoff
- Slovan is the title champion in Slovakia
- He just won, after a five-year break, the 13th title in club history
- Preparing for the 147th European match
- In the 77 matches in the Europa League he recorded 33 victories and 15 draws
- In the 2014-15 season he played for the last time in the Europa League groups
Football Prediction of the Day PAOK vs Slovan Bratislava
The good performances presented against Ajax and the home factor make the prediction of PAOK’s success against Slovan Bratislava the best match for Thursday’s duel for the return journey of the playoffs that will indicate the last classified for 2019/2020 version of the Europa League.
Bet Tips: PAOK Salonic