Ace Football team previews the Champions League clash between FC Porto and Barcelona and offers the latest team stats, and free betting tips with the best odds.
Barcelona take a trip to Estadio do Dragao this coming Wednesday to play against FC Porto. Facing the reigning champions so early into the new Champions League season is always a daunting prospect, but the visitors will no doubt give it their all to pull off a famous victory.
FC Porto are second in Group H with three points after one match played, whereas Barcelona rank top on the same number of points.
Team form: FC Porto vs Barcelona
FC Porto Form
FC Porto hope to get back to winning ways after first beating Shakhtar Donetsk by 1-3, before winning 2-1 against Gil Vicente. The streak ended in a recent 1-0 defeat against Benfica. In their last six Champions League home matches, FC Porto have three wins, while they’ve drawn one and lost two. They scored six and conceded eight goals.
Barcelona are in good form ahead of their next match as they aim to continue their unbeaten streak. In their last three matches, they defeated Celta Vigo with a score of 3-2, followed by a 2-2 draw against Mallorca. They returned to winning ways in their most recent match, with a 1-0 victory over Sevilla. In the Champions League, Barcelona have won twice, drawn none, and lost four in their last six away games.
Betting stats and facts for FC Porto and Barcelona
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that FC Porto and Barcelona played across all tournaments.
- FC Porto have not lost 26 of the last 28 matches
- FC Porto have not lost 24 of the last 26 home matches
- FC Porto have scored in 24 of the last 26 home matches
- FC Porto have scored in 22 of the last 24 matches
- In 7 of the last 9 matches FC Porto played, both teams scored
- Barcelona have scored in 19 of the last 20 matches
- Barcelona have won 8 of the last 9 matches
- Barcelona have won the last 5 matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Barcelona have not lost the last 9 matches in a row
- Barcelona have won the last 4 matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 2.5
In-form players: FC Porto vs Barcelona
Mehdi Taremi has six strikes in six Champions League matches for FC Porto, who will be relying on his services, when clashing with Barcelona. The visitors are looking to Robert Lewandowski, who has provided his team with six Champions League goals.
Popular betting markets: FC Porto vs Barcelona
FC Porto claimed six wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing three and losing one. Barcelona won five of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost three of these matches. Barcelona are a tough unit to crack, having gone 12 impressive matches in a row without losing.
Both teams to score
FC Porto scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Barcelona scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten away from home. Both teams have scored in the last five home games FC Porto played. Barcelona should feel cheery over the chances of getting at least one goal in on Wednesday, as FC Porto only managed one clean sheet in the previous 10 matches. Barcelona claimed five clean sheets in their last 10 games.
Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for FC Porto, who scored an average of 1.4 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of Barcelona’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.8 goals in these matches. Barcelona scored at least once in their previous eight matches on the bounce.
Suggested bet: FC Porto vs Barcelona
In conclusion, the upcoming game between FC Porto and Barcelona seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Champions League match.