2016-2017 UEFA Europa League Match Prediction: Schalke 04 vs. PAOK Thessaloniki FC

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Match Venue: Veltins-Arena

Match Date: 23 February 2017

 

12BET (Football Tips) Schalke will bury PAOK Thessaloniki’s hope in advancing in the next round as they plan to repeat the same result on their first meet-up.

 

Head to Head Matches

16/02/2017      PAOK Thessaloniki FC 0:3 Schalke 04

27/08/2013      PAOK Thessaloniki FC 2:3 Schalke 04

21/08/2013      Schalke 04 1:1 PAOK Thessaloniki FC

 

Team Analysis

Schalke 04

Schalke dominated their game on their first clash this season as they show no mercy putting up three goals to earn some points. With the success of the Bundesliga giant will be the higher chance for them to make it on the next round. All goals came from the different star players that the Germans side have, pressure had been felt after Klaas-Jan Huntelaar added the last goal before the match ends.

Markus Weinzieri’s misery in their domestic fight has been stop after the spectacular display that they had in UEFA Europa League. The men in Royal Blue uniforms will try to continue their unbeaten run as they try to claim their place on the next round.

PAOK Thessaloniki FC

The Greek side can definitely feel the weigh in their shoulders after what happen on round one. This is not a good situation for PAOK as they might bid their last farewell here if they will fail to find the open-man in the field and create a goal.

The visitors need to come up with the plan as they are considered as the underdog in this rally. They will have to work on providing a tough defense and stop the host from having the possession of the ball.

Prediction

It seems like Schalke’s fate in Bundesliga is way different here in Europa League as the club remains to be the favorite to win this rally. They are expected to once again capitalize in this game. Expect that this won’t be an easy win though as PAOK Thessaloniki FC tries to double their effort.

Schalke 1.42

Score: 2-0

 

 

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