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Champions League: FC Porto vs Arsenal – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Champions League round of 16 match between FC Porto and Arsenal and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.

The Champions League round of 16 tie at Estadio do Dragao this coming Wednesday sees home team FC Porto up against Arsenal.


Team form: FC Porto vs Arsenal

FC Porto Form

FC Porto hope for some consistency, as their last three matches added four points to their account. A meeting with Rio Ave resulted in a 0-0 draw, followed by a 3-2 defeat against Arouca, before beating Estrela da Amadora by 2-0. In their last six Champions League home matches, FC Porto won four times. They’ve drawn once and lost once, while scoring 11 and conceding five goals.

Arsenal Form

Arsenal look fabulous with three wins on the trot, starting against Liverpool, who were defeated by 3-1. Then, West Ham got outclassed in a 0-6 win, before beating Burnley by 0-5. In their last six Champions League away matches, Arsenal have three wins, they’ve drawn one and lost two. They scored 12 while also conceding 12 times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.

Betting stats and facts for FC Porto and Arsenal

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between FC Porto and Arsenal. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • FC Porto have won the last 3 home matches in a row without conceding a goal
  • FC Porto have won the last 8 home matches in a row
  • FC Porto have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
  • FC Porto have not lost 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • FC Porto have won 7 of the last 8 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Arsenal have scored in 28 of the last 29 matches in the Champions League
  • In 12 of the last 14 away matches Arsenal played in the Champions League, both teams scored
  • Arsenal have scored in the last 14 away matches in a row in the Champions League
  • Arsenal have scored in 18 of the last 20 away matches
  • In 10 of the last 12 Arsenal matches in the Champions League, the sum of goals was over 2.5

Players under the radar: FC Porto vs Arsenal

The clash between FC Porto and Arsenal also sees a showdown between Wenderson Galeno and Bukayo Saka, both in decent form. Galeno has scored four goals in his last six games, while Saka has netted three times in the Champions League during the same period.

Full-time result

FC Porto are a tough nut to crack currently, with no less than 10 matches without defeat. The Dragons have not lost to Arsenal in three consecutive home meetings. They claimed all three points nine times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. Arsenal won five of their last 10 games away, drawing two and losing three in this series of matches. The Gunners have five wins on the trot.

Both teams to score

FC Porto scored the first goal of the match an impressive nine times in the last ten home games. Astonishingly, Arsenal scored the opening goal of the match in eight of their last ten games. FC Porto were able to win five of their matches last 10 matches without conceding a goal.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in five of FC Porto’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 2.2 goals along the way. Of the last ten games for Arsenal, six had more than 2.5 goals, while they managed to score an average of 2.5 goals per game.

Suggested bet: FC Porto vs Arsenal

Here we present a free betting tip for this Champions League match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for FC Porto and Arsenal.

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