FC Porto vs BSC Young Boys
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).
Porto lost out on a spot in the Champions League by a whisker the last season. Locked in with Benfica till the very end for the top-most position, some minor stumbles along the road cost them huge.
As a result, they had the additional responsibility of going through the qualifiers, and in those ties, they faced heartbreak against Krasnodar. Despite registering a 0-1 win on the road in the first leg, they lost comprehensively at home 2-3.
Suffice it to say that the squad is fuming, and by all means, we can expect them to take it out on anyone they could afford to.
In that regards, the Young Boys, despite being the champions of their respective Swiss league, will have to be on their toes for the whole of ninety minutes. The Portuguese version is far superior to that of the Super League, and to be honest, the hosts of the day are much more versed in European competitions as well.
Moreover, with the home advantage, Sergio Conceicao’s men will be even more dangerous, and they will be keen to make a huge statement to the rest of the teams in Group G too.
FC Porto vs BSC Young Boys Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are locking horns for the first time in the last two decades.
FC Porto vs BSC Young Boys Prediction
The Portuguese outfit is on a four-match winning run, and they have scored a total of 12 goals from these games. The team seems determined to make amends for their shortcomings that led to them missing out on several huge opportunities.
At present, they have been included in a comparatively easier group in the Europa, along with Rangers, Feyenoord, and the Young Boys. Qualification to the next stage is a realistic expectation if the squad avoids some unfortunate bottling.
Coupled with their home advantage, where Portorecorded a 7-0 combined scorecard from the previous two ties, and where they scored twice or more in seven of their former nine appearances, the Swiss counterparts are on the back foot, despite not having any h2h clash previously to provide clear indication.
Finally, taking into account the inferior Swiss League the Young Boys are a part of, along with the away handicap, the argument to back the hosts as favorites gain strength.
FC Porto vs BSC Young Boys Betting Tips
FC Porto to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by FC Porto @ 1.60 (3/5).