Liverpool – FC Porto Betting Tip (09.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Champions League game between Liverpool and FC Porto. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Liverpool vs FC Porto | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Liverpool’s wounds from the last season’s Champions League edition are still fresh, and all of their fans are trying to forget them. Meanwhile, Porto also hasn’t got great memories as the Reds eliminated them in the round of 16 after a painful defeat at home, which is one of the worst in their history. If not the worst on the European stage. Anyway, according to most of the fans and the experts, this is the least exciting matchup of the round, and the Reds are massive favorites. However, the Champions League often brings surprises.
Match Preview Liverpool vs FC Porto
Liverpool eliminated Bayern Munich in the previous round, defeating the great German club in Munich, 1-3, after a goalless draw at Anfield. Meanwhile, Porto had a lot of troubles against Roma, and they beat the Italians after extra times and a VAR penalty. The first leg in Rome ended with hosts winning 2-1, while the second in Portugal concluded 3-1 for the Dragons.
Jurgen Klopp’s team has a lot of luck and a bit of help from the referees. On a couple of occasions, this team managed to come back from the dead after huge mistakes of the man in black. That was the case in Southampton also. The Reds are looking good at the moment, and they overcame the crisis some month ago, bouncing back with a couple of solid wins. At the moment they have 5 wins in a row and 14 matches in which they haven’t lost. But what is not good is that in all those five victories, Alisson conceded at least one goal. Therefore all of them were over 2.5 scores, and both teams to score.
Form FC Porto
The Dragons are in a similar situation like the Reds, as they too have an intense title race in the domestic championship. The only loss they experienced over the past 10 matches came against Benfica. It is interesting that 7 of the previous 9 events they played saw three or more goals, and that when we examine only road games Porto had, we will find out that only on two occasions this team kept their net intact. Those were the only matches which haven’t seen over 2.5 goals and both sides to score. Unlike some previous seasons when this team preferred a tight and conservative approach, things have changed now.
Liverpool vs FC Porto | Latest Team News
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez might be ready to be in the protocol after severe injuries, but that is something which will not happen. Meanwhile, Porto’s Alex Telles should be back in the team, while Fabiano and Mouandilmadjii and Jorge are questionable, same as Jorge. Vincent Aboubakar is out.
Head to Head Liverpool vs FC Porto
Liverpool and Porto met six times so far. The Reds have three wins, and the other three games finished with a draw. But there is one very disturbing fact besides this one for all Porto’s fans. The Dragons couldn’t net in the previous two, and they got demolished at Dragao 5-0 last year.
Liverpool vs FC Porto | Odds and Predictions
Hosts are heavy favorites, with their win sitting at 1.30. A draw will multiply your stake five times, while Porto’s victory will do that 10 times.
Expert Betting Tip
The Reds will win this one; there is no doubt about that. It is only that they won’t score as many goals as most people think. Simply, Porto knows how good is Liverpool’s attack, and they won’t expose their back line and risk to suffer a huge beating at Anfield. Remember last year’s game, which ended 0:0. L’pool is a bit better than then, and they will manage to break the lock of the guests a couple of times, but nothing spectacular. So, moderate efficiency stands as our first choice here. The second one is Liverpool’s win with clean sheets. We would also try with an Asian Handicap -1.5 goals. At some point, their defense will manage to protect Alisson, and this is the perfect game for that. The final word, Liverpool – Porto 2:0.