Match Preview: Galatasaray 2-3 FC Porto Prediction and Betting Tips | Champions League (Group D)


Galatasaray – FC Porto betting tips for today, December 11, 2018

Kick-off: 18:55 Galatasaray – FC Porto
Football: Champions League – Group D
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 2:3 WON!!!

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The visitors will top the group regardless of the result. Thus, the onus falls on Galatasaray to win here and guarantee their own safe transfer to the Europa League knockout round.
Fatih Terim has a job on his hands to motivate his Galatasaray side to get a positive result. The Istanbul giants have played 360 minutes of Champions League (CL) football without scoring a goal, but they are yet to concede a goal here in Istanbul in this CL campaign and are unbeaten in each of their last five European home matches (W1, D4).
Sérgio Conceição’s Porto have made light work of Group D, winning four consecutive CL matches since drawing away to Schalke on the opening matchday (1-1). The 1996/97 CL group stage is the last time they managed such a feat.
A victory here will set a new club record for consecutive CL wins, and with Porto scoring an average of 3.0 goals per game in their last four away matches (in all competitions), they can certainly make a good attempt at achieving it. In addition, Porto have a record of: W7, D3, L1 against Turkish opposition.
Players to watch: Eren Derdiyok has five goals from 11 Super Lig appearances this term, including one last time out.
Malian hitman Moussa Marega is Porto’s top scorer in both the Primeira Liga (five goals) and the CL (four goals). He has three from his last three starts in all competitions.
Stat attack: Galatasaray have drawn each of their last five home games, with both teams scoring in four (in all competitions).
The hosts have a record of: W3, L3, vs Portuguese opposition, with all three wins coming at home.
Porto have won just two of their last eight European away matches (W2, D4, L2).

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