FC Porto vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between FC Porto vs Liverpool in Champions League.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Match Preview
Portuguese powerhouses Porto will have the onerous task of stopping the free scoring Liverpool in the Champions League when they host them in the first leg of the knockouts. This FC Porto vs Liverpool first leg fixture will be played at the Estadio Do Dragao on Wednesday, February 14, FC Porto vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips.
Porto had the good fortune of being drawn in one of the easiest groups, but they still had to overcome RB Leipzig and Monaco to finish second in Group G. They mustered 10 points and finished behind Besiktas. They need a win in the final game against Monaco and they put in a fine performance to end up 5-2 winners. Since the group stages ended, Porto haven’t lost in regular time in 14 matches (W12, D1, L1). Their only loss came in the Carlsberg Cup against Sporting on penalties. That should give confidence to the hosts ahead of this FC Porto vs Liverpool Champions League fixture. However, it must be noted with a pinch of salt that Porto haven’t faced teams of Liverpool’s quality during that run and their confidence could be misplaced.
Liverpool are always one of the most dangerous sides in the Champions League, thanks to their free-scoring ways. They had one of the easiest draws in the league stage and were quick to win the Group E against the likes of Sevilla, Spartak Moscow, and Maribor. That the wins came after the Reds breezed past Hoffenheim (6-3) in the final qualification round means that Jurgen Klopp’s men have had more matches than their counterparts. They are yet to lose in the Champions League this season in eight matches (W5, D3) with three wins and one draw in four home matches. Ahead of this FC Porto vs Liverpool fixture, the Reds have lost just once in their last ten trips (W7, D2, L1) in all competitions.
FC Porto vs Liverpool H2H
Liverpool have played four times against Porto and are yet to lose against the Portuguese club. The Reds have won twice while two matches ended in stalemate.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Team News
Porto will miss the services of Felipe, who is suspended for this fixture while Ivan Marcano is a doubt, although he would be risked to start. There are questions over the fitness of Vincent Aboubakar, Danilo Pereira, and Andre Andre, with the trio set to be assessed before the kick-off.
Liverpool will be without Emre Can who is suspended for this fixture while Joe Gomez is a doubt for the visitors.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Probable Line-ups
FC Porto: Casillas (GK), Pereira, Reyes, Marcano, Telles, Corona, Herrera, Oliveira, Brahimi, Soares, Marega.
Liverpool: Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Prediction
There is optimism in the host camp that they can surprise their elite visitors. However, Klopp’s men are in cracking form and are one of the toughest sides to stop in the final third. There should be goals for the visitors while the hosts will also fancy to get on the board. We expect the visitors to pick up at least one point from this game, but Asian handicap +0 on away side looks like a good betting tip.