Champions League Predictions for Round of 16 Leg 1: Porto vs. Inter

Champions League Predictions for Round of 16 Leg 1: Porto vs. Inter

Written by on March 13, 2023

Serie A squad Internazionale, or Inter Milano if you prefer, brings a 1-0 aggregate lead into their second leg match with Portueguese Liga squad FC Porto. Inter isn’t a huge favorite to knock out the home dog.

Will Milano get it done? Or will Porto turn the tables on their Round of 16 rival? Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for FC Porto versus Internazionale.   


Champions League Round of 16 Leg 1 – FC Porto vs. Inter Milano

Handicap Odds:  Inter Milano -0.5 +151 / FC Porto +0.5 -196
Money line Odds: FC Porto +170 / Inter Milano +160 / Draw +240
Total Odds: O 2.5 -102 / U 2.5 -125
When: Tuesday, March 14 at 4:00 pm ET
Where: Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal 


Why Inter Milano is a Good Bet versus FC Porto

Inter played a fantastic first match. Not only did Inter score the goal to win, but they dominated possession.

The road chalk in this had the ball 60% of the time. Also, Inter out shot FC Porto 18 to 10. Although both squads had 4 shots on goal, Inter’s got through.

Romelu Lukaku didn’t score for Inter until minute 86, which means the Serie A squad didn’t force the issue.

Why FC Porto is a Good Bet versus Inter Milano

Although Internazionale got the win and the 1-goal lead, FC Porto played the match they wanted to play. Porto went into Giuseppe Meazza hoping for a draw.

The Portuguese Liga squad almost pulled it off. If Porto could have held out for four more minutes and extra time, they may have gotten the 0-0 tie.

On Tuesday, the venue switches to Porto’s pitch. The Portuguese Liga squad has a history of performing well in the Champions League. So we should take Porto seriously in this.  

FC Porto Last 5

  • W – 3-2 vs. Estoril
  • W – 1-3 vs. GD Chaves
  • L – 1-2 vs. Gil Vicente
  • L – 1-0 vs. Inter Milano
  • W – 1-0 vs. Rio Ave

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FC Porto Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Costa
  • Marcano
  • Pepe
  • Sanusi
  • Mario
  • Grujic
  • Uribe
  • Galeno
  • Franco
  • Pepe
  • Taremi

Final Betting Analysis: Inter Milano at FC Porto

Internazionale is the known squad in this matchup, which is why they’re the slight favorite. But Proto is in decent enough form to warrant a look.

The Portuguese Liga squad has won 2 straight over rivals GD Chaves and Estoril. The victories are a contrast to Inter Milano’s form.

Inter has lost 2-of-3. Both losses were against teams that Porto would mot likely handle, Estoril and Bologna. Not only that, but both losses were on the road, and this is a road match for Inter.

FC Porto knows what they must do to secure a Champions League quarterfinals spot. Expect Porto to be more aggressive in this match. With their fans behind them, the Portuguese Liga team gets the regulation win.

Champions League Pick: FC Porto +170 | Bet Inter Milano at FC Porto Today
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