Our prediction for this Champions League match:
PAOK will be looking to build on a thrilling 2-1 win over Benfica when they face Krasnodar in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs. The Black and Whites did well to shock the Lisbon Eagles in Thessaloniki, with former Benfica player Andrija Zivkovic putting the game to bed. The Greeks do not want to stop now, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail in the Stadion FK Krasnodar crush.
The Russian outfit have been anything but impressive at the start of the new domestic campaign, and seeing that the game will be played behind closed doors, away win should be considered. Arsenal product Chuba Akpom is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors in the first leg. When the two teams met in the Europa League double-header five years ago Krasnodar eliminated PAOK, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.