ChampionsLeague playoff round

Champions League Play-off round, August 21. Preview, odds

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Benfica vs PAOK

Benfica confidently played in all competitive matches so far this season, and therefore they are clear favorite of the upcoming clash. In the previous round, the Eagles beat the Turkish Fenerbahce with a narrow 2-1 aggregate.

benfica champions league

In turn, PAOK defeated Spartak Moscow in the first leg of third round tie when they came back from 2 goals down.

The latest odds from top bookmakers:

Benfica
1.44
X
4.60
PAOK Salonika
7.50

BATE vs PSV Eindhoven

The Dutch Eredivisie holders PSV begin their Champions League campaign on Tuesday night in a match against the Belarusian BATE.

It is worth noting that the Rood-Witten now have the new head coach Mark van Bommel, who was Barcelona and Bayern player during his career, and played more than 200 matches for PSV.

Mark van Bommel PSV manager

As for BATE, they are playing at this stage of the tournament almost every season, but Belarusians do not always qualify for the group stage.

The latest odds from top bookmakers:

BATE Borisov
3.70
X
3.30
PSV Eindhoven
2.10

Red Star Belgrade vs Salzburg

This clash, perhaps, is the most exciting in the qualification play-off round this season, as both teams have never played in the group stage of the tournament.

red star belgrade

Last season, both clubs played in the Europe League, and the Austrians set the world on fire, reaching the semifinals of the tournament.

The latest odds from top bookmakers:

Red Star Belgrade
3.80
X
3.25
Red Bull Salzburg
2.10

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