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Champions League – FC Porto vs Liverpool: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between FC Porto and Liverpool and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Liverpool aim to preserve their 100% record in the Champions League in a visit to FC Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday.

A 10-man Porto held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in their opening fixture a fortnight ago. The point earned means the Dragons are level with the La Liga champions in second place in Group B. They’ve also had a decent start in the Primeira Liga, having stayed unbeaten in their first seven matches (W5 D2).

Liverpool, on the other hand, overcame AC Milan in a 3-2 thriller at Anfield to move on top of Group B. Another three points in Portugal will put them firmly in control. Like Porto, the Reds are unbeaten domestically, having taken an early lead in the Premier League after six games (W4 D2).

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Our Tip

Stats and facts for FC Porto and Liverpool.

  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in FC Porto’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • FC Porto scored in the last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in FC Porto’s last 3 matches in the row.
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Liverpool’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Liverpool scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Liverpool’s last 2 of 4 matches;
  • Liverpool scored the last 5 matches in a row when playing away.

Form FC Porto vs Liverpool

Dragons out to continue fine form

FC Porto will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Combining results from all competitions, Sérgio Conceição’s side first achieved a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and went on to a 5-0 win against Moreirense. Their latest game produced a 2-1 win against Gil Vicente.

Reds claimed point in opener

Liverpool look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. Combining results from all competitions, Jurgen Klopp’s side first achieved a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace and went on to a 3-0 win against Norwich. Their latest game produced a 3-3 draw with Brentford.

FC Porto v Liverpool – Fixture history

Liverpool dished out a serious shellacking in their latest matches against FC Porto in the Champions League. They hammered their upcoming opponents by 4-1 and 2-0 respectively.

FC Porto enter the match against Liverpool with a 0-3-5 record in their previous 8 encounters in the Champions League. To put that otherwise, the Dragons claimed a 0% win ratio, with the Reds winning 63% of the last 8 encounters.

In the previous 8 matches between FC Porto and Liverpool over 2.5 goals came up 3 times. Both teams to score paid out 3 times in these 8 matches.

Standings in Champions League

Top goalscorer

It is difficult not to look at Mehdi Taremi when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run and hit the target 4 times for FC Porto in their last 6 games. Let’s have a look at the visitors now. Mohamed Salah has managed to hit the net 5 times in the last half dozen matches for Liverpool. Therefore, it is safe to say that he will be looking to add to his season tally here once again.