Liverpool vs FC Porto Betting Tips
Liverpool have won Champions League Group B and will be a seeded team in the round of 16. Jurgen Klopp’s side have taken 12 points from 12 on offer in the Champions League. The Liverpool manager can now rest players with the group win sealed on the penultimate day of the Champions League group stage.
FC Porto manager Sergio Conceicao does not have the luxury of resting key players on Wednesday night. The Portuguese club is on five points after four matches and just one point separates FC Porto from third-place Atletico Madrid.
The fight for second place in Champions League Group B is tight with Porto in second place on five points, Atletico Madrid on four points, and AC Milan on one. If FC Porto lose to Liverpool for a second time in the Champions League group stage, they could find themselves behind Atletico Madrid in the race for qualification.
Liverpool are coming off of a 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal in the Premier League. The Reds are thriving on all fronts ahead of Wednesday’s game at Anfield. Regardless of the squad Klopp plays on Wednesday night, FC Porto will be in for a difficult game.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Betting Odds
Liverpool thrashed FC Porto in the reverse fixture in the Champions League 5-1. Mohamed Salah scored twice, Roberto Firmino scored two goals, and Sadio Mane added one of his own. FC Porto’s Mehdi Taremi got a consolation goal for the Portuguese team. Liverpool are unbeaten in seven straight Champions League matches against Porto. Liverpool have outscored Porto 9-2 over the course of the teams’ last two matches in the Champions League.
The Reds have posted a record of 5W-3D-0L in eight matches in all competitions at Anfield. Liverpool have kept four clean sheets at Anfield and outscored opponents 19-7. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Liverpool win at Anfield on Wednesday are at 19/20.
FC Porto are at the best betting odds of 3/1 to win at full-time versus Liverpool. The Blue and White are unbeaten in four straight matches in all competitions. Three of those four games ended in wins for Porto.
The Portuguese team is winless against Liverpool in European competition. Sergio Conceicao needs the team to get a result to keep hope of round of 16 qualification alive. The teams’ best betting odds of a draw are at 29/10.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Team News
Klopp has had an injury crisis at Liverpool ahead of the game. He has numerous players fight for fitness, although the core of the team looks to be fit. Klopp is without striker Roberto Firmino, centre-back Joe Gomez, midfielder Harvey Elliott, and Curtis Jones due to injuries. Meanwhile, James Milner, Naby Keita, and Divock Origi are major doubts due to injuries.
Klopp has a conundrum at left-back. Andrew Robertson isn’t fully fit and has been out of form. Back-up Kosta Tsimikas has played very well for Liverpool when given the chance this term. He was solid at left-back versus Arsenal and should start, but Klopp’s loyalty to Robertson could see the Scotsman play.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also deserving of a start after putting in another brilliant performance at the weekend. Klopp could rotate his centre-backs with Virgil van Dijk or Joel Matip dropping out for either Ibrahima Konate or Nat Phillips.
Conceicao has no new injuries going into the game on Wednesday. He desperately needs the team to get a win and will play his strongest squad. Porto won 5-1 in the Portuguese Cup against Feirense. Otavio scored twice for Porto. The Blue and White are led in goals by Colombian Luis Diaz with 11 league and Champions League goals.
Liverpool vs FC Porto H2H
Liverpool have won three straight Champions League matches ahead of Wednesday’s game with Porto. The last two games between the clubs saw Liverpool win by a combined score of 9-2. The Reds have lost just one of their 18 games this season. The defeat came at the hands earlier this month versus West Ham.
The Reds are perfect in the Champions League with 12 points from 12 possible. Liverpool have outscored opponents 13-5 in the group stage. Three of their four Champions League games saw both teams score and over 2.5 goals. In contrast, three of FC Porto’s four Champions League matches ended with under 2.5 goals.
Liverpool vs FC Porto Predictions
Liverpool to win to nil @ 51/20 - BET NOW
Liverpool have won to nil in two of their last three games in all competitions. Four of their eight games at Anfield have ended in wins to nil this season. The Reds kept a clean sheet against Arsenal at the weekend and our betting tips prediction is for Liverpool to win to nil once more. Regardless of Klopp altering his central defence, the Reds should claim a clean sheet win.
Over 2.5 goals @ 3/4 - BET NOW
Ten of Liverpool’s 18 matches in all competitions this season saw the club win with over 2.5 goals and the defence keeping a clean sheet. They have been excellent at both ends this season, scoring goals and keep goals out. Our betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals to be scored with Liverpool doing all of the scoring.
Correct Score: Liverpool 3-0 FC Porto @ 17/1 - BET NOW
Four of Liverpool’s 18 matches in all competitions this season finished with 3-0 scores. The Reds have been brilliant this term scoring goals. FC Porto have lost just twice this season in all competitions. Those losses came to Liverpool and Santa Clara. Interestingly, both losses saw FC Porto concede three or more goals.
Liverpool should claim a win this weekend and our betting tips prediction is for the Reds to claim a 3-0 win versus FC Porto. Klopp will likely alter the team to rest some key members ahead of a busy upcoming schedule. The Reds will play Southampton and Everton next in the league. Expect Liverpool to continue their fine form.
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