For a second consecutive year, the draw in the Champions League decided that we have to see a fixture between Liverpool and Porto. Last year, The Reds knocked out the Dragons from the 1/8-finals with an overall score of 5-0 which was achieved in the first leg on Estádio do Dragão. After that, Liverpool reached the finals which they lost against Real Madrid.
This season Liverpool are again one of the favourites, if not for a triumph, at least for participation in the finals of the most prestigious club tournament. The Reds won their group which included PSG, Napoli and Crvena Zvezda, while in the 1/8-finals they knocked out Bayern Munich after 0-0 on Anfield and a 1-3 victory in the rematch on Allianz Arena. Porto also won their group that included Schalke, Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow. In the eighth-finals, they had to play against Roma and qualified for the next phase after a 2-1 loss in Rome and victory with 3-1 (2-1) in the added time at home.
Liverpool are in good form not only in Europe but also in the domestic scene. The Reds are in the fight for the first place in the Premier League where they have a two points lead ahead of Manchester City, although they have one game more. For three season, Jurgen Klopp not only improved the quality in the squad of Liverpool but again turned Anfield into a fortress. The Reds lost just once this season at home, and it’s hard for us to believe that Porto are capable of taking the victory on Tuesday.
We expect that the Dragons have taken a lesson from the last year and will not take unnecessary risks. In the previous round, Porto played well in defence in the away fixture against Roma and conceded two goals just in the last 20 minutes. We think that the guests again will play more defensively to try to limit the goals in their net to a minimum, but they will still lose. In this season, only Manchester City and Bayern Munich had a clean sheet as guests of Liverpool.
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Liverpool vs Porto Head to Head
Liverpool have three wins in the previous six games against Porto. In only two of these fixtures were scored over 2.5 goals. Both sides have played against each other in the last edition of the competition where Liverpool took the victory with an overall score of 5-0.
|06.03.2018||Liverpool vs Porto||0-0|
|14.02.2018||Porto vs Liverpool||0-5|
|28.11.2007||Liverpool vs Porto||4-1|
|18.09.2007||Porto vs Liverpool||1-1|
|15.03.2001||Liverpool vs Porto||2-0|
|08.03.2001||Porto vs Liverpool||0-0|
Liverpool vs Porto Stats
- Liverpool had a clean sheet in the previous three games on Anfield in the Champions League.
- In only four of the eight fixtures of Liverpool in the competition were scored over 2.5 goals.
- In the last six games of Porto in the Champions League were scored over 2.5 goals.
- Porto have won six of the previous seven fixtures in the competition.
Liverpool vs Porto Odds
Liverpool vs Porto Team News
Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are the only players that Jurgen Klopp can’t count on. Porto will be without Vincent Aboubakar and Marius. Alex Telles and Fabiano are in doubt for the Dragons.