FC Porto vs Liverpool Champions League Preview and Betting Tips

Alex Campean

Monday, April 15, 2019 1:21 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 15, 2019 1:21 PM UTC

Liverpool are 3 steps closer to returning to the Champions League final

<p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/dNFZckiQFyY\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>FC Porto vs Liverpool</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-champions-league/fc-porto-vs-liverpool-fc-3750928/?mtid=1" target="_blank" title="FC Porto vs Liverpool Betting Odds"><strong>Wednesday, April 17, Estadio do Dragao</strong></a></p><p>Liverpool extend their brilliant home record last week with 2 very important wins, one in the Champions League 2-0 against FC Porto in the 1st leg on the UCL quarter finals and one in the Premier League, 2-0 against Chelsea. They are sitting 2 points clear at the top of the EPL table but their followers, Manchester City have 1 game in hand on them. On the other side, FC Porto immediately bounce back after the 1st leg defeat, beating Portimonense 3-0 on the road in their domestic league being equal on points with Benfica at the top of the Primeira Liga standings.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;A memorable 2⃣0⃣0⃣th game in charge of the Reds for Jürgen. 💪&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Boss. 🙌 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/8HltHO9wxp\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/8HltHO9wxp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Liverpool FC (@LFC) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1117514639179382784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 14, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>FC Porto have a brilliant home record this season across all competitions. They’ve lost just 2 matches in regular time, both in their domestic league (1-2 against Benfica and 2-3 against Guimaraes) and 1 in extra time in the Portuguese Cup against Sporting. They’ve scored in every single home match this season and most important they won all their 4 Champions League home matches, against Galatasaray, Lokomotiv Moscow, Schalke and AS Roma, scoring 11 goals in the process.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"fr\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Modo Champions 🔛&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/FCPorto?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#FCPorto&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/FCPLFC?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#FCPLFC&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UCL?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UCL&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/3ijRFirkfA\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/3ijRFirkfA&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— FC Porto (@FCPorto) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/FCPorto/status/1117716788924563456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 15, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>Liverpool are unbeaten at home in the Premier League since 23 April 2017, 38 games and counting, but on the road, they tend to concede. In the Champions League they lost all their 3 group-stage matches this season to Napoli, PSG and even Red Star Belgrade and they also conceded last round against Bayern Munich. They enter this match full of confidence after their superb run of form and they have the necessary weapons to score goals. They are not the kind of team who will stay to defend the 2-0 win from the 1st leg. FC Porto will be forced to attack and overcome the 2 goals deficit. It will be very tough for them to score 2 goals and keep a clean sheet against Salah, Mane and Firmino who are just brilliant going forward. We expect a thrilling and open match with Liverpool deadly on the break. Porto will leave many gaps at the gap and we expect Liverpool to strike on the break, so a good side-bet is taking Mane or Salah to find the back of the net priced at 2.8 with Betfair and 2.7 with Coral respectively.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="FC Porto vs Liverpool Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Over 2.5 goals at 1.95 with Bet365.</strong></em></a></p>
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