Porto vs Leipzig – UEFA Champions League : Futebol Clube do Porto hosts RB Leipzig…
On a match that can very well be decisive for the Portuguese club’s qualification to the round of 16 of the Champions League.
The hosts come into this match with only 3 points after 3 matches, and they sit 1 point behind the Germans, who have a very slim advantage.
On the same group, Besiktas gained some lead by winning every match they played, while AS Monaco, with only 1 point, is banking on a recovery on this 2nd half of the group stage.
This is a moment of great responsibility for every team on this competition. Group G ended up confirming its great balance and, playing at home, FC Porto might benefit from a moment of more contention from RB Leipzig.
If the Germans look less to pressure the opposing midfield, they have every condition to establish their game with the ball and attack their rivals’ defensive weaknesses.
On the other hand, it is natural that Sérgio Conceição will consider making some changes on the midfield, switching things up to the variation he has been utilizing on the Champions League.
In that sense, André André might be given a spot in the starting line-up, which would allow for a more pressuring midfield and would make
FC Porto have the more dominant attitude in the match.
Porto vs Leipzig – Betting Tip and Prediction:
RB Leipzig, since they have the advantage, will also be the team who will look more to play cautious, as a way not to lose control of the match and not to go, on a single match, from their secure 2nd place to last place (it might happen).
Therefore, we should expect a stronger start from FC Porto, but it won’t be easy for the Portuguese to control the match.
Besides the win, they need to find in this match a way to overcome Leipzig, who dominated them during the first half in Germany.
|Porto to score first||