Porto vs Monaco: Dragons can roar into knockout rounds
Odds: Porto 33/100, Draw 17/4, Monaco 8/1
Kick Off: 1945, 06/12/2017
Stadium: Estadio do Dragao
TV: BT Sport
Porto can clinch a place in the Champions League knockout stages if beating Monaco and are not expected to meet much resistance at Estadio do Dragao.
The visitors are consigned to finishing fourth in Group G and have nothing to play for but pride, which they have shown little of in this season’s competition.
A Look At Porto’s Betting Odds
Porto got off to a poor start in this pool when losing 3-1 to Besiktas at this venue, but the Dragons have done a solid job of overcoming that setback.
Vincent Aboubakar bagged a brace when they prevailed 3-0 in Monaco on Matchday 2, before two entertaining encounters with RB Leipzig resulted in a win apiece.
Porto’s 1-1 draw with Besiktas in Istanbul two weeks ago was another action-packed affair, with both teams having chances to snatch victory.
If the hosts can put in one more high-tempo performance here, it should be enough to see off a Monaco team lacking the same hunger and desire to succeed.
Cameroon striker Aboubakar is leading from the front for the Dragons, with nine goals in Portugal’s top flight and three more in this group.
A Look At AS Monaco’s Betting Odds
Even allowing for the sale of several star players, last season’s semi-finalists Monaco have put in a pretty miserable effort this term.
A 4-1 loss to RB Leipzig on Matchday 5 was their third straight defeat at Stade Louis II, with an early own goal and a soft penalty given away summing up the whole campaign as they fell 3-0 down after half an hour.
Bizarrely, Monaco have managed to pick up a couple of away points via 1-1 draws, but two recent Ligue 1 losses to PSG and Nantes may affect their ambition on this occasion.
Last Champions League result:
Besiktas 1-1 PORTO – Felipe
MONACO 1-4 RB Leipzig – Radamel Falcao
Head-to-head: Monaco 0-3 Porto, Porto 3-0 Monaco
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