Porto v Krasnodar Betting Tip Both teams to score – 13 August 2019

Both teams to score in Portugal

Champions League Tips

PortugalPorto v KrasnodarRussian Federation
Tuesday 13th August 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 113/100 (odds taken 21.00 GMT, Monday 12 August)

1 X 2
9/20 67/20 23/4

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 12, 2019 at 21.00)

Porto will feel they have done the hard part of the task by winning away in Russia. They will be looking to finish the job at home on against Krasnodar.

Champions League Qualification Betting at Paddy Power

Porto Preview – Are Porto going to complete the job and make it to the playoff round?

Winners back in 2004, Porto are regular participants not only in the group stages of the Champions League but the latter stages of it. Having finished runners up in their domestic league last season they have to negotiate a couple of qualifying rounds to get there this time around. Sergio Conceicao’s men would have been fancied by many before the draw was made for the third round to have enough to reach the group stage once again. Halfway over their first hurdle and they are well placed to get to the playoff stage. It was not the most convincing of victories but a goal from Sergio Oliveira in the 89th minute last week was enough to give them a precious lead. Oliveira was playing his first game since returning from a successful loan spell with Greek champions PAOK.

As usual for Porto, the expectation this season is the league title and good progress in Europe. It was hardly the ideal start from them domestically going down 2-1 away to Gil Vicente on Saturday. With a number of players returning late from African Cup of Nations duty, it’s bound to take time until we see the best of Porto. Conceicao will just be hoping it’s enough to see them through these qualifiers. And that they are within touching distance within the league.

No Porto Clean Sheet

8/1
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Krasnodar Preview – Can Russians respond to first leg defeat and surprise opponents?

Whilst their opponents in the third round of qualifying are regulars when it comes to Champions League football, Krasnodar find themselves at the opposite end of the spectrum. A third place finish in the Russian Premier League last year means they are competing in these qualifiers for the first ever time. They have been regulars in the Europa League, though, and reached the last 16 of that competition last season. It indicates this team definitely have some European pedigree and should not be written off just yet. There’s no doubt that Krasnodar would have been disappointed losing at home but also in the knowledge they have to score one goal to force extra time.

One player the Russians will be looking to in particular in order to find that goal is striker Ivan Ignatyev. The youngster has started this season on fire with three goals in five games, including the winner on Saturday at home to Rubin Kazan. Unavailable for the first leg he is likely to play some part in tomorrow’s game having burst on to the scene last season with seven goals in 10 league games.

Key-Facts – Porto v Krasnodar

  • A late goal in the first leg of this tie has handed a big advantage to Porto who will be looking to complete the job
  • This is Krasnodar’s first attempt at qualifying for the Champions League following their third place finish  in the Russian Premier League last season
  • The winners of this tie will face either Olympiakos or Istanbul Basaksehir in the playoff round with the first leg next week

Porto v Krasnodar Betting Advice

It’s most definitely advantage Porto with a lead, an away goal and a clean sheet from the first leg. Krasnodar are going to be up against it to turn this tie around, especially as their opponents have considerable European experience. The Russians have started their domestic season well, however, and have won three of their first five in the league. Perhaps more importantly they have also scored eight goals in the process so they have the ability to turn this around.

Porto have not been at their best in either of their first couple of games but they do possess a lot of quality. Overall i would expect them to have enough to progress beyond this stage but they may have to work for it. The Russians scored in four of their five away Europa League games last season including against Valencia and Bayer Leverkusen. They can find a goal on their travels once again, even if it’s not enough to stop them falling into the Europa League once again.

 


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