Olympique Marseille vs Porto
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Vélodrome.
Manchester City are almost certain to win Group C, as they are currently the toppers of the table with a perfect win record so far, and they are taking on the weak Olympiacos from Greece this match-day (which should probably result in a win for the Citizens).
As such, the real race is now for the second spot in the table – for which, the Dragons seem to be an ideal candidate.
They are already placed second (lagging just three points below the toppers), and should they win at the Stade Vélodrome, they would have a six-point lead over the third-placed team.
And with just two match-days remaining, it should be just a formality for Sergio Conceicao’s men to make it to the knockouts.
Considering that they are taking on the struggling Olympians, who have a 100% losing record in the competition, expect the Portuguese contingent to have the upper hand. Moreover, Andre Villas-Boas’s men are yet to score a goal in the tournament, and have conceded the most in the process as well.
Likely, expect a Porto win this Wednesday.
Marseille vs Porto: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 3-0 win for Conceicao’s men.
- They had also won the previous game with a 0-3 scorecard.
- In fact, they have won all but one match-up so far against this opponent. And the sole fixture where they failed to win had ended in a 1-1 draw. Thus, the Dragons have a 100% unbeaten record.
- They are also on a four-fixture winning run against other teams from France.
Marseille vs Porto: Prediction
Conceicao’s men had recorded a 3-0 win at home the last match-day, against this same rival. Going on, they are also on a three-match winning run, and had scored two or more goals in 14 of their preceding 17 games.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their last ten overall match-ups, and they remained so in six of their past seven appearances at home.
Moving forward, Villas-Boas’s men have a 100% losing record in this edition of the competition, and they have a 100% losing record in h2h encounters as well, barring a single meeting.
Taking into account these stats, expect Porto to secure a compelling win this Wednesday at the Stade Vélodrome.
Marseille vs Porto: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Porto or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Porto to Win Either Half @ 1.83 (5/6).