Porto vs Leicester City
UEFA Champions League – Group G
Date: Wednesday, 7th December 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Estadio do Dragao, Porto.
Champions League debutants Leicester City have already claimed group G, however they still have travel to Estadio de Dragao to face FC Porto in the last game of the group stage.
The English Champions have enjoyed a smooth run in the group stage, with 4 wins and a draw. They have 13 points to their name and have conceded just once in the 5 games of the group stage played so far. However, they will hope to win or draw this game to maintain their superb form in the competition.
Meanwhile, Porto will make an attempt to follow Leicester into the round of 16. They are second in the group G with 8 points, 5 points behind the leaders. Porto knows that they won’t qualify if they fail to win and Kobenhavn wins as they have a better Head to head record against them.
FC Porto vs Leicester City: Head to Head Statistics
Prior to the reverse of this fixture, the two teams haven’t played against each other before. Also that was Leicester’s first game against Portuguese side and this will be their first game on Portuguese soil.
Porto have played 33 games against English teams, but haven’t been good in majority of the games. They have lost 18 games, drawn 8 games and won 7 games against English teams. In their previous 16 home games against English teams, they have won 7 games, drawn 6 games and lost 3 games.
FC Porto vs Leicester City: Prediction
Porto cannot come here and play for a draw as there is every chance of Copenhagen leapfrogging them for the second place in the group. Looking back at the previous fixtures, they have been fairly disappointing with only one win coming from their last 6 matches in all competitions.
Claudio Ranieri on the other hand could rest their key players after securing the top spot in the group. If this happens, Porto have a good chance to get back to winning ways, and this is what the situation demands from them.
FC Porto vs Leicester City: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5)
Porto to win at 1.33 (1/3).