Galatasaray vs FC Porto
UEFA – Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK
Venue: Turk Telekom Stadyumu (Istanbul)
Porto travel to Istanbul for the final day of Champions League group stage after already securing the top spot in Group D, with 13 points to their name and a five-point gap to the 2nd placed Schalke. They come into the match on the back of an 11-game winning streak and Sergio Conceicao will want to build on such consistency.
Dragons have beaten Schalke 04 in front of the home crowd and managed to build on it with Primeira Liga wins over Boavista and Portimonense. They’ve picked it up on the road and based their success on tough defensive displays, which does promise a solid challenge for Galatasaray as the rivals look get the 3rd spot in the bag.
Cimbom have seen a more unpredictable spell of form and they’ve only ended a three-game winless streak across competitions with a Cup success at Keciorengucu, after being held off by Konyaspor and beaten by both Lokomotiv Moskva and Besiktas. They now want that spot leading to Europa League knockout stages but it’s tough seeing them hold their end.
Galatasaray vs FC Porto: Head-to-head
This will be the sides’ only second competitive head-to-head clash ever.
Porto have secured the points in the sides’ first encounter with a single goal from Moussa Marega in a 1-0 win.
Galatasaray have been a tougher side at this ground but now have a streak of four consecutive draws here as well.
Galatasaray vs FC Porto: Prediction
We will now back Porto to leave Turk Telekom Stadyumu unbeaten despite no high stakes on their end, sticking with a Double Chance – Draw or Away win at 1.75. They have been in great shape and we don’t feel Galatasaray have what it takes to outclass them at this point.
Nonetheless, we expect a very narrow occasion and we don’t see many goals on the day either as we now go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80! We have seen Porto rock-solid at the back and we do feel they can cope in Istanbul too, which does make this a solid bet to get behind too – especially for those keeping faith we will not see a winner.
Galatasaray vs FC Porto: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Away win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5).