Porto v Liverpool Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
February 08, 2018
The Champions League is back and features a sensational selection of fixtures after a long wait for Europe’s premier club competition to return.
In search of an advantage to take back to Anfield for the second-leg, is Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Though the Merseyside men have struggled to find consistency, they will back their outstanding front three to bag at least one away goal in Portugal.
Meanwhile, Porto are in fine domestic form, leading the Primeira Liga ahead of the likes of Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.
Reds triumph in goal-fest
Both sides have been free-scoring this term. In their last four Champions League games, Liverpool have seen a total of 23 goals scored either for or against them.
While Porto have netted three or more in three of their last four home league appearances. Vincent Aboubakar will be a particular threat to a porous Reds defence, the Cameroon captain has scored five in as many CL outings this season and has already struck 26 in all competitions this campaign.
Liverpool’s attacking talents almost need no introduction, with Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane all fearsome forwards that almost no defence in world football can tame.
Therefore, look to back the Reds to win and over 3.5 goals at 5/1 with Betway.
Both teams to score in first-half
In every match these two have faced each other in the CL, both teams have scored in the first-half and are 17/5 with William Hill to do it again on Wednesday.
Expect the Reds to fly out the blocks with their trademark intensity and look to get crucial away goals, while Sergio Conceicao’s Porto attacking duo of Aboubakar and Moussa Marega test the visitors’ defences.