Liverpool go up against FC Porto this coming Wednesday in a game played out at Anfield. Tension is heating up as we have reached the penultimate round of the Champions League group stages.
Liverpool were on target 3.2 times in their last 10 Champions League matches, while allowing an average of 1 goal against. Bookmakers expect them to have enough in the tank when teaming up to FC Porto this coming Wednesday.
FC Porto average 2.6 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Champions League, while also conceding an average of 1.3 goals a game. Playing with such attacking verve at present, they could prove a handful when going up against favourites Liverpool at Anfield.
This is a match with absolutely nothing at stake for Liverpool. Not only are they through to the next stage, they are also certain to win the group. Porto, though, have it all to play for on Wednesday.
Liverpool vs FC Porto stats and analysis
Liverpool are considered favourites to win by most observers of the game. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.85, as bookies predict Liverpool to have a 54% chance of beating FC Porto. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 4.00 on offer, while an away win for FC Porto pays out at 3.60.
Liverpool go into their last home match in the group stages of the Champions League in red-hot form. With maximum points after their first four encounters, they are bound to see the next stage. Now, they are looking for a fifth straight win to maintain momentum.
FC Porto arrive at their fifth Champions League match with 5 points to show for their efforts. It means they need a win to see the next stage in a very tight group. They could still finish second, in third place or exit the tournament in 4th place.
According to the bookmakers, The Reds are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 3.60 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 28% chance of beating FC Porto. Placing your bet on FC Porto, the best price at the time of writing lies at 1.85.
Stats and facts for Liverpool and FC Porto.
- Liverpool has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- Liverpool has won in the last 4 of 5 matches.
- FC Porto unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in FC Porto's last 5 of 7 matches;
- FC Porto scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.
Lineup Liverpool vs FC Porto
Current form — Liverpool v. FC Porto
Liverpool are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Atlético Madrid by 2-0. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 3-2 against West Ham, before claiming 3 points in a 4-0 win against Arsenal.
FC Porto look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Boavista by 4-1, before drawing 1-1 with AC Milan. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Santa Clara by a 3-0 scoreline.
Liverpool v. FC Porto — fixture history
The Reds won the last two meetings against FC Porto in the Champions League by a comfortable margin. A 5-1 win was the follow-up to a 4-1 win in two entertaining encounters. Liverpool head into their upcoming match against FC Porto with a 67% winning record in recent Champions League meetings. In 9 encounters, that amounts to a 6-3-0 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 0%. Liverpool have had the upper hand against FC Porto in their 9 most recent matches. They will look to assert their dominance once again this coming Wednesday.
Full Time betting
The Reds are considered favourites to win by most observers of the game. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.85, as bookies predict Liverpool to have a 54% chance of beating FC Porto. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 4.00 on offer, while an away win for FC Porto pays out at 3.60.
Mohamed Salah is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. Liverpool will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again, when clashing with FC Porto. The visitors are hoping Luis Diaz adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 6 goals lately.