RB Leipzig vs FC Porto
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
RB Leipzig didn’t have the best of the starts to the Champions League campaign as they are left without a win after 2 matches. The home draw against Monaco on matchday 1 can be considered a good result, but they were expected to do much better against Besiktas in the previous round, yet ended up losing 2-0. Getting a positive result against Porto will be key for the Bundesliga side to sustain any chance of making out of the group phase.
On the other hand, FC Porto bagged a huge victory on matchday 2 as they drubbed Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco 3-0 away at the Stade Louis. Yet, there is plenty to play for the Portuguese giants as they are left with 3 points following the opening day defeat at home to Besiktas.
Leipzig are coming after ending Dortmund’s perfect home record on the weekend with a 3-2 win with a heavily rotated playing eleven. Despite the hiccup in the Champions League, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side started to find the rhythm in the Bundesliga and have bagged three wins on the bounce. They key here will be to transfer the momentum into the late evening European fixture.
Porto’s lone defeat in all competition this season is against Besiktas. Their remaining 10 games saw 9 wins and 1 draw. Their head-coach Sergio Conceicao had the perfect opportunity to rest key players on the weekend as his team’s fixture was a cup game against lower division side Lusitano Evora.
RB Leipzig vs FC Porto: Head-to-head
Porto and Leipzig will be meeting for the first time on Tuesday evening.
Also, this is Leipzig’s first meeting with a Portuguese side.
Porto’s overall record against Bundesliga sides is 12 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses from 31 games. In German soil, it is 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses from 15.
It will be worth to note that Porto had lost their last three away games at Germany and are win-less in last four.
RB Leipzig vs FC Porto: Prediction
It is hard to separate the teams on paper as both are coming on the back of some positive results. And this is why punters must anticipate a a tight clash with each side posing plenty of firepower in their attacking front.
However, Porto as vastly experienced in these sort of situations and they look like the most probable team to edge a narrow win on Tuesday.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-2 Porto win for 11.50 odds.
RB Leipzig vs FC Porto: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score priced at 1.66 is a banker.
Value is in backing Porto to win for 3.60 odds
Brave Punters must back BTTS and Porto win for 6.40 odds.
Any-time goalscorer: Vincent Aboubakar for 3.25 odds.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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