Liverpool

V

Anfield

06/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

Porto

V

Anfield

06/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Liverpool will look to secure their progression to the Champions League Quarter-Finals when they host Porto at Anfield in the second-leg.

Last time: Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in the first-leg in Portugal three weeks ago, thanks to a Sadio Mane hat-trick.

This time: Liverpool are favourites at 29/50, the draw at 7/2 and Porto are out at 6/1 for a victory.

You might remember: The last time these two met at Anfield was in the Group Stages of the Champions League in 2007, when a brace from Fernando Torres saw the Reds win 4-1.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Jurgen Klopp has made Liverpool into a fearsome attacking unit

Liverpool are all but qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after their 5-0 win over Porto in the first-leg. They are favourites at 29/50 but could rotate players given they are so far ahead and that itself could make this game a little more competitive. Porto are also missing some key players through injury and could also rest players to save legs ahead of their domestic run in.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in brilliant form of late, with five wins in six games across all competitions. They have not lost at home this season and are currently the highest-scoring side in the Champions League this campaign with 28 in total, averaging four goals a game. Porto have seen over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last seven Champions League games so over 2.5 goals at 7/10 looks a banker. However, over 3.5 goals at 7/4 looks a good price given how well Liverpool are playing and their ability to blow sides away.

Having said that, Liverpool have failed to keep a clean-sheet at Anfield in their last six games at Anfield and some squad rotation could even out the match slightly. Porto will be wanting to make amends for the first-leg and both teams to score at 17/20 looks like good value here also. In Moussa Marega Porto have a striker in form, scoring five in his last five games and has 19 goals in all competitions. He is likely to be the main man tomorrow night and at 29/10 to score anytime, looks a good price.

Liverpool to win and both teams to score is always a popular bet when Liverpool are playing. As already mentioned, Liverpool have not kept a clean sheet in their last six at home and some changes being made could make for a more contested affair. But Liverpool in the form they are in, even if they do concede, are far better equipped for the win in this one. Liverpool to win and BTTS at 23/10 looks a good bet in this one.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Over 3.5 goals at 7/4. Liverpool and Porto are both teams that are always involved in goals whenever they play. Porto will fancy doing more against Liverpool than they did in the first-leg but Liverpool are exceptionally dangerous, even if not all the front three play from the start.

2

We fancy:

Liverpool to win, BTTS at 23/10. The Reds should have enough to win the game but keeping a clean sheet could be more difficult than the first leg.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Porto to win, BTTS at 21/2. The away side will be determined to exact some revenge after the first leg and if Klopp makes too many changes, Porto will fancy their chances. Liverpool very rarely fail to score at home, however.

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Written by Marcello Cossali-Francis

Marcello Cossali-Francis considers sport, particularly football and rugby, to be an essential part of life. A half-Italian half-Welsh Liverpool and Juventus fan, Marcello enjoys every high and every low that sport brings.