Liverpool claimed a 3-2 win over AC Milan on matchday 1 of the Champions League in a thriller. Now, the Reds head to Portugal to face off against FC Porto on matchday 2 of the group stage. Porto drew nil-nil against Atletico Madrid to kick off their Champions League campaign. The Dragons have a recent history against Liverpool in Europe which hasn't always endded well for the Portuguese team. Porto are aiming to defeat Liverpool for the first time in competitive action in Europe.

Porto vs Liverpool Match Preview

Jurgen Klopp’s team suffered a 3-3 draw against Premier League upstarts Brentford at the weekend. It was a thriller and the draw kept Liverpool unbeaten in the Premier League. They are the only unbeaten team in the English top flight after six matchdays. Next weekend, they will face off with rival Manchester City in a top of the table clash and the Reds will undoubtely have one eye on this huge title chase tie.

Porto are coming off of a 2-1 win over Gil Vincente in Liga NOS. The win pushed the Dragons up to second in the league and are unbeaten in the Portuguese top flight this season. Manager Sergio Conceicao will hope the team can get goals against a strong Liverpool defence. Despite the Reds conceding three times at the weekend, they still have an excellent rearguard.

The last time these teams played was in the 2018-2019 Champions League. Liverpool won both legs by a combined scoreline of 6-1. Can FC Porto finally defeat Liverpool in the European Cup?

Porto vs Liverpool Betting Odds

 

 

Liverpool have posted a record of 6W-2D-0L this season with 21 goals for and six against in all competitions. The Reds have kept five clean sheets and once again look like potential Premier League and Champions League winners. Klopp could rotate the side in Portugal against FC Porto, just as he did on matchday 1 versus AC Milan.

 

Virgil van Dijk was rested on Champions League matchday 1 and with Manchester City coming to Anfield at the weekend, Klopp could bring in back-ups to provide a breather for the established first-choice players. Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Liverpool win at full-time are at 39/50. Liverpool and FC Porto have played eight times previously in European competition with the Reds winning five times and drawing three matches.

Porto’s best betting odds are at 18/5 to win at full-time against Liverpool. Conceicao’s team has posted a record of 5W-3D-0L in eight matches in all competitions this season. They have scored 16 times while allowing four to opponents. Four times this season the Dragons have kept clean sheets. The teams’ best betting odds to draw at full-time are 3/1.

Porto vs Liverpool Team News

Klopp will be without midfielder Thiago Alcantara for the match after the midfielder suffered a calf injury against Crystal Palace. Thiago has spent a lot of time on the sidelines since joining the Anfielders and will miss even more time now. Naby Keita is a doubt after hurting his foot in the team’s 3-0 Carabao Cup win against Norwich City last week. Neco Williams is unlikely to travel to Portugal and Harvey Elliott is ruled out.

Roberto Firmino returned to the team at the weekend in the team’s epic 3-3 draw with Brentford. Midfielder Curtis Jones could play as part of the team’s midfield three after scoring a beauty of a goal against Brentford.

Conceicao has no new injuries going into the game on Tuesday night in Portugal. The manager will be without one player, however. Chancel Mbemba Mangulu is suspended after being shown a red card against Atletico Madrid. Porto managed just five shots with one on target versus Atletico Madrid on matchday 1.

 Luis Diaz leads FC Porto in goals with five in the Liga NOS. Mehdi Taremi has bagged four goals of his own. The Dragons’ game on matchday 1 against Atletico Madrid finished nil-nil with neither side able to break the deadlock.

Porto vs Liverpool H2H

FC Porto and Liverpool have met eight times in European football. The Reds have never lost to the Portuguese giants and the English side will expect to come away with another victory. These teams met as recently as 2018-19 in the knockout stages of the Champions League with Liverpool winning by a combined 6-1 scoreline. Klopp’s team went on to win the competition.

Five of the eight games between these clubs ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Five of the games ended with both teams not scoring goals. Can Liverpool’s defence rebound after conceding three to Brentford at the weekend.

Porto vs Liverpool Prediction

Mohamed Salah to score anytime @ 21/20 - BET NOW

 

 

The last time these teams played in 2019-20, Mohamed Salah bagged a goal to help Liverpool to a 4-1 win in Porto. Salah is in brilliant form and continues to show he is the best forward in the Premier League. The Egyptian has six goals in seven goals and two assists in all competitions. He averages a goal every 84 minutes and our betting tips prediction is for him to score once more.

 

Half time result: Liverpool win @ 13/10 - BET NOW

 

 

The last two meetings between FC Porto and Liverpool saw the Reds win the first half. In fact, three of the last four matches between these clubs in the Champions League saw Liverpool win the first half. Our betting tips prediction is for Liverpool to get out to an early lead and win the opening 45 minutes.

 

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 6/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Five of the last eight games between these two teams finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Liverpool may have conceded twice to AC Milan and three to Brentford at the weekend, but our betting tips prediction is for the Reds to batten down the hatches this week in the Champions League with a low number of goals going into the back of the net.

 

Four of Porto’s eight games this season finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Two of Liverpool’s eight games in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals. This should be a low scoring game with the Reds pulling out a win on the road.

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