Liverpool v Porto Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th April 2019

Reds can open first leg advantage

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Liverpool v Porto Betting Tips – UEFA Champions League, 9th April 8.00pm

Will Liverpool be as comfortable against Porto as they were against the Portuguese side last season? Liverpool ran out 5-0 aggregate winners over them in the round of sixteen. The Reds will be looking for a strong start on home soil in this season’s meeting. Will Porto be able to serve anything up at Anfield? Read our predictions for Liverpool v Porto.

Liverpool v Porto Betting Odds*

Liverpool 1/4
Draw 17/4
Porto 10/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 7th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

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Liverpool News and Form

The Reds got themselves past Bayern Munich in the last round, a great effort with the Premier League closing out the deal away from home. That means that they have won their last nine two-legged ties in Europe (including qualifying). So they are in some great form in that regard. Liverpool are W6 L2 from their eight previous two-legged contests against Portuguese sides. Just once before have Liverpool lost at home against a Portuguese side, which was against Benfica in the 2005/06 Champions League round of sixteen.

Their last two home games against Portuguese opposition have both ended 0-0. Liverpool are unbeaten at home in this season’s competition, winning each of their three group stage games at Anfield before holding out for a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in the last round. That extended their undefeated European home form to 20 matches now, with wins in fourteen of those. The Reds are currently undefeated in their last 14 games across all competitions (W8 D5). They are currently running on a five-match winning streak and they hold a W17 D3 L1 at Anfield in all competitions this season.

Liverpool v Porto Head to Head

Liverpool won 5-0 on aggregate in last season’s round of 16 against Porto
Liverpool are W3 D3 in their six previous games against Porto
Porto have failed to score in four of their previous six meetings against Liverpool
Porto are D1 L2 in their three visits to Anfield

 

Key-Facts – Liverpool v Porto

  • Liverpool have only lost one previous home game against Portuguese opposition
  • The Reds are undefeated in 20 European home games
  • Porto have never won in England before

 

Porto News and Form

Porto only hold a W2 L5 record from their seven previous appearances in the quarterfinals of the European Cup. The last time that they made it through to the semi-finals was in 2003/04 when they went on to lift the trophy under Jose Mourinho. Porto have produced a W3 L8 record in their eleven previous two-legged ties against English opposition. They have lost each of their last five ties against English opposition. In the second leg of last season’s meeting with Liverpool, Porto took a 0-0 draw at Anfield.

That snapped a five-match losing streak that they were on against English sides. Their overall record in England reads W0 D3 L15. Porto haven’t produced a single goal in any of their last six visits to Premier League sides. Porto lost at Roma in the round of sixteen, before turning that tie around back on home soil. Before that, they were on a five-match undefeated streak of away from in Europe (W2 D3). They have come up with just the three wins in their last ten European away fixtures. Since their loss against Liverpool last season, Porto are W6 D2 L1 in European games. No team earned more group stage points in his season’s competition than Porto did (16).

Liverpool v Porto Tips & Odds

Liverpool to win to nil at 20/21
Under 2.5 goals at 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Liverpool v Porto Predictions

Liverpool to win: The Reds are likely to get the win on the board on home soil, even though they are taking on a tricky opponent in this one. Porto have a decent chance of keeping the score down, with Liverpool preoccupied with their Premier League title chase. Liverpool to win to nil though.


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