Ace Football previews the Champions League round of 16 match between Inter and FC Porto and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
On Wednesday, the Champions League tie at Giuseppe Meazza sees home team Inter up against FC Porto for the first of a two-legged round-of-16 clash.
Form: Inter vs FC Porto
In their last three matches, Inter won 1-0 against AC Milan, before settling for a point in a 0-0 draw against Sampdoria. They were back on top last time out, defeating Udinese 3-1. The Black and Blues managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the Champions League. They drew none, though, losing twice in this series. They scored ten goals and conceded five times.
FC Porto Form
In their last three matches, FC Porto first beat Vizela 2-0, then Sporting CP by 1-2, and finally Rio Ave by 1-0. FC The Dragons, meanwhile, won twice, while they’ve drawn two and lost two in their last six away in the Champions League.
Betting facts for Inter and FC Porto
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Inter and FC Porto played across all tournaments.
- Inter have scored in 24 of the last 26 home matches
- Inter have won 10 of the last 11 home matches
- Inter have not lost 14 of the last 15 matches
- In 10 of the last 11 Inter matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Inter have scored in 14 of the last 15 matches
- FC Porto have not lost the last 18 matches in a row
- FC Porto have scored in 32 of the last 34 away matches
- FC Porto have not lost the last 13 away matches in a row
- FC Porto have won the last 4 matches in a row without conceding a goal
- FC Porto have won 14 of the last 16 matches
Players to watch: Inter vs FC Porto
When looking for in-form players to find the target, some interesting names are popping up in both teams. Edin Dzeko brings great form to the table, as he is now on three goals in six games. Surely, Inter will start him against FC Porto, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Mehdi Taremi, who notched up five goals in his past six games.
Popular betting markets: Inter vs FC Porto
Inter won nine of their previous 10 outings across all tournaments on home soil. They lost one as well, whilst visitors FC Porto won eight of their last 10 matches away from home. They drew two and lost zero. The Black and Blues didn’t lose any of their previous 5 matches. FC Porto are on a serious roll of now 22 matches without defeat, including their last 15 on the road.
Both teams to score
Inter scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Astonishingly, FC Porto scored the match’s opening goal in nine of their last ten games. The Dragons were able to win eight of these matches without conceding a goal. Perhaps a number worth keeping in mind for an accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Inter’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for FC Porto, who managed to score 2.2 times in those matches. FC Porto scored at least once in their previous 10 matches on the bounce.
Betting prediction: Inter vs FC Porto
To sum up, the upcoming match between Inter and FC Porto seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Champions League game.