Scorers to Come Through in 2nd Leg of Basel-PAOK Matchup

Alex Campean

Monday, July 30, 2018 3:46 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 30, 2018 3:46 PM UTC

Last week we went 3-0 with our tips at an average odd of 1.8. Let’s make it 6-0 with three more top picks Wednesday from the second leg of the Champions League qualifiers.

<h2 style="text-align:center">Basel (Switzerland) vs PAOK (Greece)</h2><p>Basel enter this match on the back of 6 winless matches in all competitions, losing 5 in the process and conceding 16 goals. They were held to a 1-1 draw last weekend at Neuchâtel Xamax which ended a 5-match losing streak. They will be determined to overcome the 1-2 deficit from the 1st leg, but this will not be a walk in the park for the hosts as PAOK have shown they are an in-form side performing at their highest level in the 1st leg. Basel are struggling in their defense as they have just one clean sheet in the last 15 matches, so we expect them to concede at least 1 goals in the 2nd leg. The home match against Basel was PAOK’s 1st competitive match of the season but their pre-season warm-up was at a top level. We expect an exciting encounter with Basel being forced to attack from the 1st minute and overcome the 1-2 defeat. PAOK might have a defensive approach but still have the necessary weapons to contribute on the scoreboard. <strong>Best pick for the match:</strong> Over 2.5 goals at 1.93 with <a href=";a=32b59d0e-2bfb-43ac-987d-fd24429abae0" rel="nofollow">Betfair</a>.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Malmo (Sweden) vs. CFR Cluj (Romania)</h2><p>Malmo are one match way from booking their Champions League 3rd qualifying round tickets. They did well to win 1-0 in the 1st leg and to keep a clean sheet. They are eager to extend their perfect run of form in which they’ve won 6 of their last 7 matches in all competitions. They have a strong defensive side when they are playing in front of their fans so it will be very tough for the Romanian side to overcome the 1 goal deficit and qualify further. CFR Cluj sacked their manager after just 3 matches in charge following their 0-1 defeat from the 1st leg replacing him with Antonino Conceicao. Despite changing their coach, CFR Cluj were held to a goalless draw last weekend by the newly promoted side Calarasi. They are creating many scoring chances in every match but it seems they have problems to find the back of the net. They will surely start the game with 2 strikers and try to find gaps in Malmo’s defense. We expect them to contribute on the scoreboard but not to qualify further. Malmo have a great attacking firepower with Carlos Strandberg being their main weapon. <strong>Best pick for the match:</strong> Both teams to score at 2.1 with <a href=";a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12f" rel="nofollow">Bet365</a>.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Midtjylland (Denmark) vs FC Astana (Kazakhstan)</h2><p>Astana enter this clash having a narrow lead against the Danish side after winning their 1st leg 2-1 on home soil. Midtjylland did well to score a vital away goal in the 1st leg but despite that they are the underdogs in the “to qualify” market being priced at 2.1 with <a href=";a=32b59d0e-2bfb-43ac-987d-fd24429abae0" rel="nofollow">Betfair</a>. Astana aim to defend their slim lead but it will be a huge challenge for them as they are not a force in the UCL away matches. We expect both sides to contribute on the scoreboard and we will also take Midtjylland to qualify further with a small stake. <strong>Best pick for the match:</strong> Both teams to score at 1.91 with <a href=";a=26ea6fa8-c86d-4d9d-9328-b4c0b06702ae&amp;f=2" rel="nofollow">Unibet</a>.</p><p> </p><h2>Extra Tips</h2><p><strong>Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Dinamo Zagreb:</strong> Both teams to score at 1.73 with <a href=";a=87e126f9-4229-4364-9464-7fbff2763146" rel="nofollow">William Hill</a>.<br /><strong>Trnava vs. Legia:</strong> Legia to win at 2.2 with <a href=";a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12f" rel="nofollow">Bet365</a>.</p>
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