BSC Young Boys vs FC Porto
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stade de Suisse – Wankdorf (Bern).
The freely-scoring hosts have netted 23 goals in last 7 home games across competitions. They tend to play very attacking-minded football and I don’t think they will change their approach on Thursday.
Young Boys vs Porto: Head-to-head (h2h)
Porto have won their first-ever head-to-head meeting (2-1).
Young Boys vs Porto: Prediction
The Swiss champions welcome Porto to Stade de Suisse, knowing that victory over the former UCL and EL winners will clinch their qualification with a game to spare. Young Boys have claimed 7pts from four games and they’re sharing the top of the Group G with Scottish giants, Rangers.
The Berne club are in fine form now – they’ve won 9 games out of last 13 across competitions and reclaimed the top spot in the Swiss Super League.
With just four points from four games and -3 goal difference, Porto are dead-last in the group. They’re doing fine at home, but struggle on the road with two defeats so far. Another loss would mean an early exit for Sergio Conceicao’s side.
The Dragons are doing great in the Portuguese league with the win-draw-loss record of 9-1-1 and they come into this game on the back of a 4-0 Cup win over Vitoria Setubal.
Young Boys have won 13 of their 17 home games in the UEFA EL group stage. They have 6-2-0 record at Stade de Suisse in the Swiss SL with an average of 2.88 goals scored per bout, whilst allowing 1.25 per match.
Porto are yet to net a goal on their travels in the Europa League. In Primeira, however, they have no problems scoring as they average 1.50 goals per game, whilst conceding 0.83 per tie.
The freely-scoring hosts have netted 23 goals in last 7 home games in all competitions. They tend to play very attacking-minded football and I don’t think they will change their approach on Thursday.
I’m confident guests will finally find the back of the net away from home. YB defence is often exposed and I can see the Dragons scoring one of two here.
All things considered; goals are pretty much guaranteed here.
Young Boys vs Porto: Betting Tips
Both teams to score – Yes @ 1.64
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.81.