FC Porto VS Liverpool ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR FC Porto vs Liverpool
Porto and Liverpool are fighting at Estadio Do Dragao in a meeting for this UEFA Champions League phase (Round of 16). There is no record of direct clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last clash was played on 11-28-2007 and ended with the result: Liverpool (4-1) Porto. In this match the home factor could play an important role, as Liverpool has significant differences in results achieved at home and as a visitor.
FC Porto Team News
The home side reach this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after finishing the group stage in Group G, with 10 points. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat as a visitor, with 34 goals scored and 10 conceded; against 13 wins and 2 draws in his stadium, with 43 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the First Liga, it gained the Chaves out by (0-4). In the last 10 home games Porto has 9 wins and 1 draw. The team conceded goals in 5 out of the last 6 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked with great regularity, since it has always scored at least one goal in the last 6 games for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as 19 out of 27 have finished with over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of those 12 reached the interval in lead in 9 and managed to always maintain the lead until the end of 90 ‘.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Stats
FC Porto start for this match with a triumph in the field of Chaves, adding the third triumph followed in official matches. We remember that the Blues and whites came to this stage in the second position of Group G. Usually coach Sérgio Conceição plays in 4-4-2 privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, mainly through the left aisle: Brahimi is a player with great technique and important in the offensive process. On the other hand, Vicente Aboubakar is the great scorer of this team with 26 goals in several competitions, however, is in doubt due to injury. For this game the coach does not count on Felipe, punished, besides Danilo Pereira, Marcano and André André, all by physical problems.
Liverpool Team News
The visiting team managed to gain access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after first place in Group E with a total of 12 points. This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 42 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with a total of 36 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team arrive at this meeting after a win away to Southampton by (0-2). In the last 4 games he played out for the UEFA Champions League, Liverpool won 2 and drew 2.
For this competition, you have not lost as a visitor for 4 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 8 games for this competition. In their games there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as in 27 of their last 30 away games there were over 1.5 goals and in 21 of the last 30 there were over 2.5 goals. This is a team that scores many times first: they opened the scoring in 6 of their last 8 UEFA Champions League games, 6 of them reached the interval in a 5-point lead and managed to maintain the lead until the 90th minute in 5.
Liverpool come to this game with a triumph in the field of Southampton, 0-2, registering in this way the third meeting followed without losing in several competitions. In the group stage of the Champions League, Liverpool finished top of Group E with 12 goals scored. In this match against FC Porto, a very competent team at home, coach Jürgen Klopp is in 4-3-3 privileging the low block and the direct football for the attack, especially for striker Roberto Firmino. Note that Liverpool uses the right runner to create danger to the opponent: Mohamed Salah is a very fast and important player in the attack-defense transition. In addition, this player is the best scorer of this team with 29 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach does not have Emre Can, punished, besides Bogdan, this by injury.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Predictions
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