Match Preview: FC Porto 0-5 Liverpool Prediction and Betting Tips | (Champions League)

FC Porto – Liverpool betting tips for today, February 14, 2018.
Kick-off: 20:45
Football: Champions League – Round of 16
Tip: 1X
Odds: 1.64
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 0:5 LOST
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This will be Liverpool’s third ever trip to Porto, with the sides drawing 1-1 on the last occasion back in 2007 when Liverpool reached the final. The Merseyside club are here as winners of their 2017/18 Champions League (CL) group, a process aided by a brace of 7-0 wins!
Liverpool’s record against Portuguese opposition is decent, with the Reds returning a record so far of W9, D5, L6 and a goal difference exactly of zero (20-20).
The home side’s complete record against English opposition stands at W8, D9, L16 – only two of those wins came after 2006, as the gulf between English and Portuguese top flight leagues continues to expand.
Porto and Liverpool were drawn from pots 2 & 3 respectively in the Group Stage draw. The last time Liverpool beat a higher-seeded side away from home in the CL was back in February 2009, when they famously won 1-0 at Real Madrid.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, a winner of the CL with Liverpool in 2005, believes the Reds have it in them to win this tie, saying: “It will be tough against Porto but it’s a winnable tie and if we get through that who knows what could happen.”
Players to watch: Roberto Firmino (LIV) could become the outright second-highest scorer in the competition, if he scores at least once in this match.
Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar (POR) is just behind him on five goals, as is Liverpool’s Mo Salah, who was once more on the scoresheet for the Reds last weekend.
Stat attack: Liverpool are like nothing Porto have faced yet, but the home side still have a great home record, with September’s 3-1 CL home defeat to Besiktas their only home defeat in the last 44 across all competitions.
Eager not to concede an away goal, Porto will be defensively tight, a characteristic that has recently seen four of their last five matches produce less than 2.5 goals.

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