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14/02/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Estádio do Dragão V Predicted Score:1 - 2

Away Liverpool

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Goals. Both sides have been free-scoring domestically this season, and will both look to play to their strengths in the Champions League. Over 3.5 goals scored is 7/4.

2 We fancy:

Liverpool to win 2-1 at 8/1. Both teams will push forward and it will likely be a case of who can score the most. Games like this tend to be unpredictable but Liverpool have more experience playing high quality teams this season so should have the edge.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Salah to score a hat trick at 40/1. He is Liverpool’s main attacking threat and is in great form.

Team News

Porto's Last Six:

Won: 5 Drawn: 1 Lost: 0

Porto will be without a number of key players with centre-forward Vincent Aboubakar suffering from a muscular injury. Andre Andre and Danilo Perriera are both likely to sit out the match, due to ankle and calf injuries respectively, whilst Ivan Marcano is set to join set to join the suspended Felipe on the sidelines as well.

Liverpool's Last Six:

Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost :1

Emre Can’s suspension will see him miss this week’s match, with Jordan Henderson protected at the weekend in order to take the German’s place against Porto. Joe Gomez and Adam Llanna will both be fit, although Adam Bogdan is still a way off his recovery.

Porto vs Liverpool Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Mohamed Salah has been in exceptional form throughout his first season at Liverpool

Porto will be full of confidence going into Wednesday’s fixture, leading the Primeira Liga, and with a comprehensive victory in their last match. The Liverpool side they face however, is in similarly strong form, and will push the Portugese league leaders all the way.

Porto are 2/1 to win, and any fears they may have had regarding Aboubakar’s injury would have been reassured following the performance of Tiquinho Soares in their last game. The back-up forward scored twice, and with Liverpool’s defence their greatest weakness, will be expected to do the same come Wedensday.

Liverpool are 5/4 to win, and ended the group stages in phenomincal form. A goal difference of 12 showed their attacking superiority, and after a brief blip, they seem to have regained their momentum.

A draw is 5/2, which given both sides’ attacking tendencies seems unlikely, if a draw does come about, expect it to be high scoring.

Moussa Marega is 2/1 to score anytime and is leading Porto’s goalscoring charts with 16 league strikes to his name this season. If anyone is to break through Liverpool’s back line, he is the one to do it.

Mohammed Salah is 13/10 to score against Porto and is averaging a goal or assist per game in the Champions League, and is not far off that domestically either. The pacey winger will cause havoc down Porto’s right flank, with their 4-4-2 formation ill-equipped to handle his attacking play.

Predicted Score: Porto 1 - 2 Liverpool

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Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.