Porto vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Betting Lines & Prediction

Porto vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Betting Lines & Prediction

Written by on April 16, 2019

FC Porto will be looking for nothing less than the upset victory when they take on Liverpool in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal pairing on Wednesday. With FC Porto playing very well coming into this match, let’s find out if they can get the big upset over Liverpool on the Champions League betting odds.

Porto vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League Betting Lines & Prediction

Why Bet On FC Porto

FC Porto will have plenty of motivation as they seek to extract some payback for their humbling 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the first leg of their quarterfinal pairing on Tuesday. Not only that, but FC Porto will also have midfielder Hector Herrera back on the pitch after he sat out the first quarterfinal meeting last week. In addition to that, FC Porto has been on a good run of form in the league by winning five of their previous six matches Primeira Liga matches. FC Porto comes into this match off a 3-0 shutout win over Portimonense the last time out.

Porto Expected Lineup

  •  I. Casillas
  • Felipe
  • Pepe
  • Alex Telles
  • Eder Militao
  • Otavio
  • Y. Brahimi
  • Danilo
  • H. Herrera
  • Tiquinho
  • M. Marega

Why Bet On Liverpool

Liverpool will have the best player on the pitch in superstar striker Mohamed Salah, not to mention the fact that they smacked FC Porto around in their 2-0 in their first leg matchup on Tuesday. In addition to that Liverpool has won seven straight matches while going a blistering 11-5-0 over their last 16 matches overall. Not only that, but Liverpool has also won five of their previous six Champions League matches with a goalless draw to local rivals Everton being their only dropped points during the span. Last but not least, Liverpool got some seriously uplifting news this week when defender Jose Enrique announced he has been given the all-clear following his battle with cancer.

“I just wanted to let you know, because the support from all of you has been amazing, that it’s all clear, all perfect,” said via a video message. “Obviously when I received the news, me and [my partner] Amy were together and even the dog, I think, understood it as well — and we’re so happy about it.

Liverpool Expected Lineup

  • Alisson Becker
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Joel Matip
  • Fabinho
  • Andy Robertson
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Jordan Henderson
  • James Milner
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Sadio Mane
  • Roberto Firmino

Expert Analysis and Prediction

FC Porto might have the better record in Champions League play this season, but Liverpool have lost just twice in 2019 and I don’t see them losing this match no matter how hard I try to envision it. These two rivals met in the round of 16 in last year’s Champions League and Liverpool put their opponents away in the first leg with an emphatic 5-0 blowout win at FC Porto’s Estadio do Dragao. This time around though, I’m going with FC Porto to get the season-saving draw in this contest, seeing as how the Portuguese champions are playing so well right now and have a ton of motivation.

Pick: FC Porto 2 Liverpool 2