FC Porto vs Liverpool
Europe – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 17th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).
Porto was undone by some exquisite Liverpool attack in the first leg, and the team failed to take home an away goal. While the first goal was a deflection and gave no chance to Iker Casillas, the second one by Firminho was not so much.
Liverpool is slowly on the rise, after years being in the sidelines. They have a decent shot at the Premier League, with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City providing any type of resistance. and they are in course for the semis of the Champions League for the second year in a row.
Porto is being given troubles by Benfica in their title race. With five match-days remaining, both have posted the same number of points, and the latter is in the pole position due to their superior goal difference.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- Liverpool has a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Porto failed to score in the last three meetings in succession.
- Liverpool managed to score two or more goals in three of the last four encounters.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Liverpool registered a 0-5 away win.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Prediction
Of all the teams in Quarter Finals, only Liverpool has suitably taken advantage of the first leg. Their two-goal aggregate lead will be massive as they travel to take on Porto. The hosts have no other option but to leave space at the back and attack. The trio of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, and Roberto Firminho, who have pace in abundance, will need only a decent chance created by their mid-field to find the back of the net.
Once Liverpool finds an away goal, the task of Porto becomes even harder. They do not have an away goal, and the team has to beat the Reds on aggregate. This situation will leave them totally vulnerable at the back and will lead to more goals by Jurgen Klopp’s side. Meanwhile, the Virgil Van Dijk-captained iron defense of the guests will deal with the Porto onslaught.
Expect Liverpool to record a comfortable win, and for them to score at least twice. Remember that Liverpool has a 100% unbeaten record against Porto and that they had registered a 0-5 win the last time these two met here.
FC Porto vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Liverpool @ 2.00 (1/1).