Porto vs Schalke
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).
Top two sides of Group Dare set to battle each other in the Mathday No 5 clash on Wednesday evening at Estadio Do Dragao. The hosts claimed three wins and a draw in past four games and are in a better position being two points above the Miners.
The Dragons bagged an impressive seven-goal tally in a double-header against Turkish giants Galatasaray in past two rounds. They also shine in domestic affairs. Sergio Conceicao’s men sit at the very top of the Primeira Liga standings after 10 rounds of the competition. They were also successful in the weekend’s Taca de Portugal action beating Belenenses 2-0 at Dragao. Goals came from Tiquinho and Otavinho as team’s top scorer Moussa Marega was rested.
Porto vs Schalke: Head-to-head
The two sides took on each other in the battle for a place in the Champions League quarter-final in the 2008/09 campaign.
Schalke advanced on penalties as teams snatched a narrow home win apiece (1-0).
They shared spoils in a 1-1 draw in the very first round of this term.
Breel Embolo pushed Konigsblauen ahead after the hour-mark, but Otavinho made no mistake from the spot to bring the Portuguese outfit back on level terms.
Porto vs Schalke: Prediction
Porto head into this in the highest of spirits. They won seven on the spin at Dragao in all competitions keeping their net untouched in five games in the process. Schalke have been nowhere near such form so far in the season, especially when it comes to their away fixtures.
Die Konigsblauen might struggle in the final third here as they failed to find the back of the net in three of past four away games in Bundesliga. On the other hand, we have to say they will enter this high on confidence after a demolishing 5-2 victory over recently-promoted Nurnberg on Saturday afternoon at VELTINS-Arena.
Porto vs Schalke: Bet Tips
Porto to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Porto to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).