FC Porto vs Feyenoord Prediction & Match Preview

FC Porto vs Feyenoord
Europa League
Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).

The last match-day in the group stages is upon the Europa, and still, there’s no clear-cut favorite in Group G for progression. Even the fourth-placed Feyenoord could make it to the knockouts with a win this Thursday, and as such, a fierce encounter is on the cards for fans.

FC Porto vs Feyenoord Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture ended in a 2-0 win for Feyenoord.
  • Previously, these two have clashed twice in the 1993 Champions League season, and then, Porto won 1-0 at home, and the return leg ended in a goalless draw.
  • These three have been the sole h2h clashes involving the teams, and home sides have stayed unbeaten in all of it.
  • Also, Porto hold a 100% winning record at home, and have not conceded a goal yet as well.

FC Porto vs Feyenoord Prediction

Porto were on the road the last European match-day, and had taken on Young Boys. To pile on the away handicap, the hosts found the back of the net in 6th minute itself, and it looked as if the Portuguese outfit was heading towards a loss.

But, in the final quarter hour of the game, the guests scored twice to shift the lead in their direction, and held the scoreline till the end.

In the meantime, Feyenoord had hosted Rangers the last game week in the Europa, and secured a 2-2 draw, which has kept them in the hunt for the top two spots.

This Thursday, consider that both teams have an opportunity to make it to the next stage, but only a win will give either side a major shot for it. This opens up the possibility for a showdown in this sixth and final group stage game.

Home advantage will definitely play a role in determining the outcome of the fixture, as has been the case in previous h2h clashes. In fact, the teams with home advantage hold a 100% unbeaten record, and at this venue, Porto have a 100% winning record in such fixtures.

Also, Porto are on a ten-match unbeaten run in front of the home crowd this season, and won nine of these. Meanwhile, Feyenoord could record a total of one victory from their previous eight road trips.

Considering these factors, a win for Porto seems the probable outcome this Thursday.

However, take into account the fact that Feyenoord have nothing to lose once they concede, and will adapt a do-or-die attitude in search of win. As far as they are concerned, once they trail in the scoreline, they have nothing to be further afraid of, and have everything to gain.

This furious mindset will in all probability result in the team finding the back of the net at one point or another, and thus BTTS emerges as a promising wager.

FC Porto vs Feyenoord Betting Tips

  • To Win: FC Porto @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).