FC Porto and AC Milan resume Champions League Group B play on Tuesday night at the Estadio do Dragao. Both teams are desperately in need of winning on Tuesday night to have any chance of progressing to the last 16. FC Porto have taken one point from their last six on offer in the Champions League. A nil-nil draw with Atletico Madrid was followed by a 5-1 defeat at home to Liverpool.

FC Porto vs AC Milan Match Preview

AC Milan lost 3-2 at Anfield to kick off the Champions League group stage. The Rossoneri nearly defeated Atletico Madrid on matchday 2, but conceded two late goals to sink to defeat. AC Milan continued their brilliant form in Serie A at the weekend, however. Stefano Pioli’s team will be confident of getting points at the Estadio do Dragao as they play FC Porto in back-to-back games in the Champions League.

The only head-to-head game between these teams came in 2002-03 in the UEFA Super Cup. AC Milan won the match 1-0. These teams have not played since in European competition and no recent trends can be gleaned from head-to-head competition. Tuesday night’s game is a must-win for both teams if either has hopes of going through to the round of 16.

FC Porto vs AC Milan Betting Odds

 

 

AC Milan are coming off of a brilliant 3-2 win over Hellas Verona in Serie A at the weekend. The Rossoneri went down 2-0 in the first half before storming back in the second period to win 3-2. Each of AC Milan’s last two matches in Serie A finished 3-2. Three of AC Milan’s last seven fixtures ended by the same scoreline.

 

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on an AC Milan win at full-time are at 15/8. Milan have posted a record of 3W-1D-1L on the road this term. They have been guilty of conceding goals on the road with seven allowed. Nine goals have been scored by AC Milan on the road this term.

FC Porto are on a two-game winning streak in all competitions heading into the game on Tuesday night. They thrashed Sintrense at the weekend 5-0. Manager Sergio Conceicao’s team posted a record of 4W-0D-1L at the Estadio do Dragao this season. Their only home loss came against Liverpool on matchday 2 of the Champions League.

The Dragons have scored 13 times and allowed six goals to opponents. Three clean sheets have been kept at home. Leading bookies’ best betting odds on an FC Porto win at full-time are at 8/5. The teams are at the best betting odds of 12/5 to draw at full-time.

FC Porto vs AC Milan Team News

FC Porto forward Otavio was removed from the team’s loss to Liverpool after just 14 minutes. He suffered a hamstring strain. He returned to the team at the weekend in the cup. Mateus Uribe, Luis Diaz, and Jesus Corona should play after returning from the international break.

Chancel Mbemba is expected to miss the fixture for FC Porto. Evanilson and Sergio Oliveira are in line to start the game. However, Taremi or Toni Martinez may get the nod over the duo in attack. FC Porto average 2.6 goals per game at home this season.

AC Milan will be without midfield work-horse Franck Kessie. He was sent off against Atletico Madrid. Kessie’s sending off helped Atletico Madrid to get back into the game. Midfielder Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer are likely to start the fixture in the centre of the park.

Ante Rebic will miss the game due to a muscle strain. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Alessandro Florenzi are all injured and expected to miss the game. Back up goalkeeper Antonio Mirante is unlikely to be fully fit to play in place of Maignan. .

Making Pioli’s problems worse is the absences of Theo Hernandez and Brahim Diaz. They tested positive for coronavirus. The good news is that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fit to start.

FC Porto vs AC Milan H2H

There is no recent history or head-to-head meetings to go off of ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League match between FC Porto and AC Milan. The teams have not met in competitive action since 2002-03 in the UEFA Super Cup.

FC Porto are on a two-match winning streak and have lost just once at home this season. Liverpool put five goals past FC Porto on matchday 2. AC Milan have won back-to-back games in Serie A ahead of Tuesday’s game. They are have lost both Champions League games thus far, however.

FC Porto vs AC Milan Prediction

Both teams to score goals @ 7/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Both of AC Milan’s games in the Champions League this season finished with both teams scoring goals. Seven of the Rossoneri’s 10 games in all competitions this season finished with both teams finding the back of the net. Their last four games in all competitions saw both teams scoring and our betting tips prediction is for both sides to find the back of the net.

 

A penalty in the match @ 13/8 - BET NOW

 

 

AC Milan were undone by a late penalty against Atletico Madrid on matchday 2. They also allowed an own goal against Liverpool on matchday 1. Tuesday’s game could be high scoring with a lot of attacking football. A clumsy tackle could see a penalty given in the match to either team.

 

Over 3.5 goals scored @ 11/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Our betting tips prediction is for goals to be scored by both teams and for the match to end high scoring. AC Milan’s last two games finished with over 3.5 goals scored. Three of FC Porto’s last five games in all competitions finished with over 3.5 goals scored. These teams should score goals with FC Porto potentially coming away with a win. AC Milan have a number of injuries and suspensions that could see them lose for a third straight game in Champions League play. FC Porto could get their first win of the Champions League group stage.