Preview - FC Porto vs Liverpool 18 April 19

Started by Harry85, Apr 17, 2019, 09:26 PM

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Champion's League Quarter Final
FC Porto vs. Liverpool
Thursday, April 18th 2019
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Estádio Do Dragão
First Leg Score: Liverpool 2 - 0 FC Porto

FC Porto: 
Last five matches form: W D W L W
CL Average goals per match: 2.11
CL Average goals against per match: 1.22
CL Top Scorer: Moussa Marega (6)

Liverpool:
Last five matches form: W W W W W
CL Average goals per match: 1.56
CL Average goals against per match: 0.89
CL Top Scorer: Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino & Sadio Mané (3)

It's very much advantage Liverpool headed into the second leg of their Champion's League Quarter Final with FC Porto. Having won 2-0 in the first leg at Anfield, it would be something of a surprise should Jurgen Klopp's men come unstuck.

Liverpool were pretty well on top in that opening leg, and having gone two up relatively early may have been a little disappointed not to add to their tally. Porto did defend pretty well though in restricting the Reds to just the three shots on target.

The most crucial factor here though is that Porto didn't manage to score at Anfield, meaning that should Liverpool get on the scoresheet then Porto will need to score no fewer than four times if they are to progress.

Porto warmed up for this game in decent enough style with a 3-0 win at Portimonense. Liverpool also picked up a big win on the domestic front when seeing off Chelsea at Anfield.

Vincent Aboubakar looks like being the sole absentee for the home side, whilst Liverpool are now very close to being at full strength.

Porto are a tough side in front of their own fans, with nineteen wins in their past 22 here in all competitions, including all four in the Champion's League so far this season.

Liverpool have actually lost three of their four away games, failing to score at both Napoli and Crvena Zvezda.

This may not be quite so cut and dried as it might seem, particularly should Porto grab the first goal. Ultimately though we do see Liverpool getting on the scoresheet, and that really ought to be enough.


Prediction: FC Porto 2 - 2 Liverpool

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