Porto and Copenhagen
UEFA Champions League – Group G
Date: Wednesday, 14th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Estadio do Dragao, Porto.
FC Porto got to this stage of the competition after defeating Roma on 4-0 aggregate in the previous round. Both teams played out a 1-1 draw at Estadio do Dragao, but Porto were strong at Italy as they won 0-3. Now they will be hosting Copenhagen in their first group stage game on Wednesday.
Porto returned to winning ways in their weekend Premeira game, they defeated Victoria Guimaraes 3-0 at home. Goals form I. Marcano in the 38th minute, O. Torres in the 46th minute and Joao Aurielo’s own goal in the 55th minute made it possible for Porto. They now hope for a repeat of this home performance on Wednesday against Copenhagen.
Meanwhile, Copenhagen passed through 3 previous stage to get to this stage of the competition. They defeated Crusaders on 9-0 aggregate and Astra on 4-1 aggregate in the qualifying rounds. Furthermore, they defeated Apoel on 2-1 aggregate in the playoffs. They have come a long way in this competition, and are ready to go all the way to the knockout stages.
The two other teams in Group G of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League are Club Brugge and Leicester City.
Porto vs Copenhagen: Head to Head Stats
This two teams have no previous record of games against each other, thus this will be their first meeting.
Porto vs Copenhagen: Prediction
Porto are the favourites in this game, having defeated Roma 4-0 in the previous round. They are currently 3rd in their Premeira League with 9 points in 4 games, they have won 3 and lost 1.
Copenhagen’s good form cannot be neglected, they are unbeaten in their last 14 games in all competitions. They have won 9 of their last 14 games in all competitions and drawn 5. They are currently 1st in the Superliga table with 18 points from 8 games, as they have won 5 and drawn 3 games.
This is Porto’s game to win, they have all it takes to win the game. I expect them to take the lead early in the game precisely in the first 20 mins, and also go on to win both halves.
Porto vs Copenhagen: Bet Tips
Porto to win at 1.50 (1/2)
Porto to win first half at 2.10 (11/10).