Porto v Young Boys Betting Tip Porto Win/BTTS – 19 September 2019

Porto to start with a win

PortugalPorto v Young BoysSwitzerland
Thursday 19th September 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick Porto win and both teams to score
Bookmaker PaddyPower
Odds: 9/4 (odds taken 11.00 GMT, Thursday 11 September)

 

1 X 2
11/20 33/10 26/5

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on September 19, 2019 at 11.00)

One of the most intriguing ties of the opening round of Europa League fixtures see Porto host Young Boys. Both these teams have entered the competition following their exit from Champions League and will be looking to make an impact.

Europa League Betting at PaddyPower

Porto Preview – Porto have responded well since Champions League exit – can they record fifth straight win?

The Europa League is not a competition that Porto wish to be participating in but following a surprise defeat in qualification they will now have their sights on going far. Russian outfit Krasnodar pulled off an excellent win over two legs to consign Porto to their first appearance in the Europa League group stage since 2010. That particular campaign ended with them winning the competition and they cannot be ruled out from doing something similar. Since the defeat to Krasnodar Sergio Conceicao’s have run off four straight wins. Without doubt, the highlight of that run was a 2-0 win away to rivals Benfica. It sent out a warning to the rest of Portugal not to read too much into their European loss.

The somewhat ironic thing is that Porto had to go through qualification having thrown away the Portuguese title last season to Benfica. They are currently in second spot of their domestic league with their eyes on winning the title. Conceicao also knows he has a squad full of Champions League quality and they tend to do well in this competition.

Moussa Marega to score anytime
5/4

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Young Boys Preview – Can  Swiss champions win what is likely to be their most difficult game in the group?

Swiss champions Young Boys are another of those clubs who were eliminated from Champions League qualification. Have run away with their domestic championship, and reaching the group stages of the Champions League for the first time, last season hopes would have been high that Young Boys could do similar again. It wasn’t to be, however, as they crashed out at the hands of Red Star Belgrade – losing on away goals in a tie they were favoured to progress from.

Now six games into their domestic season and it appears they are going to have a much greater fight on their hands for for the title they have won in the past two years. Basel hold a one point lead over their rivals and are likely to be much closer than the 20 points they were behind last time around.

Key-Facts – Porto v Young Boys

  • Porto are regular competitors in the Champions League but were eliminated in qualifying this season
  • Young Boys were also defeated in Champions League qualification and will be hoping for a prolonged run in this competition
  • Scottish club Rangers and Feyenoord from the Eredivise are the other two clubs within this section

Porto v Young Boys Betting Advice

It’s a tie that would not look out of place in the Champions League and between the two clubs most people feel will qualify from Group G. Porto have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the past three seasons so are definitely amongst the best sides in this group stage. The visitors are not as experienced or as successful but their two dominant title triumphs and regular participation in European competition also make them a threat.

Porto’s home form in European competition is traditionally very good, as it is in general. Krasnodar were shock winners last months whilst Liverpool and Benfica are the only two other teams to have won there this calendar year. Their visitors lost all three of their Champions League group stage games last season but they do tend to score on their travels. They have found the net in 21 of their last 25 away matches.

Rangers and Feyenoord will be competing in the other game in this group at the same time. Porto will know home advantage is important and that three points to open the group is expected. A home win but with both teams to score is the selection in Portugal.

 


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