Spartak Moscow vs PAOK
Spartak Moscow will face PAOK in the second leg of the third qualifying round for the Champions League. Last week in Greece we saw probably the best game across all first legs. The match finished back then with 3:2 victory for the Greek team and they achieved it after big comeback.
Spartak week ago has opened the game better and already after 17 minutes was 2 goals up. Though, second goal for Spartak was pretty fortunate. Still, already at halftime we have had those 3:2. PAOK get back through goals from Prijovic (penalty) as well, Limnios and Pelkas.
It is true we can't judge only through one game but I got strong impression PAOK is way better side of these two. I have no doubts that PAOK is one very serious squad while Spartak's defense in many occasions looked pretty rookie to me.
It is also true that it is one thing playing at home and quite different on the road but PAOK already proved many times in the recent history that they don't have problem in away European games. Do not forget they have demolished Basel on the road in the previous round. Also before that if I remember well, they were somewhere at four straight, maybe even five straight European road games where they always scored at least once and never lost on those visits.
Spartak who by they way is everything but impressive at the start of the Russian Premier League, has won just one of their last seven home games in the UEFA competitions.
So, given of the offered odds (1.80 on Spartak in best case), I must go with PAOK +0.5 @2.10.
BTW, if the odds are not favoring so much Spartak, I mean if we have here X2 for 1.70 to 1.80 that is IMO much closer to real picture, then I would probably go with option Both To score which you can find right now @1.80.
Spartak Moscow vs PAOK prediction
|PAOK +0.5||Pinnacle||2.10||8||0-0 WON (+8.8 units)|