Kick-off: 2000, 09/04/2019
TV: BT Sport
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Liverpool are expected to brush aside Porto in the Champions League for the second straight season after being handed a favourable quarter-final draw.
The Reds romped to a 5-0 win at Estadio do Dragao in the opening leg last term, before easing through a goalless return fixture.
Being at Anfield first this time changes the dynamic of this match, but Jurgen Klopp’s side are backed at 19/20 to win by more than one goal in our initial Liverpool vs Porto prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Last season’s beaten finalists had to work hard to come through a tough pool featuring PSG and Napoli, with a 1-0 defeat of the Italian outfit on Matchday 6 needed to secure their progress.
The Reds again gave themselves plenty to do when drawing 0-0 with Bayern Munich on Merseyside at the last-16 stage.
However, Sadio Mane’s double and a Virgil van Dijk header helped Liverpool to run out deserved 3-1 winners in Germany.
Klopp dismissed talk of this being a straightforward tie, stating: “We’ve played there already and we know how good we had to be last year. We saw the character and quality Porto have.”
A Look At Porto’s Betting Odds
Porto breezed through their pool, finishing five points clear at the summit, but Schalke, Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow provided moderate opposition.
In the first knockout round, the Dragons were beaten 2-1 by Roma in Italy but prevailed by the same scoreline in the return fixture to take the tie into extra-time.
Alex Telles then held his nerve from the penalty spot in the 117th minute to send the 1987 and 2004 champions through.
Jesus Corona knows things will now get even harder but told UEFA: “We have to keep dreaming and believe we can go further.”
The visitors do have attacking talent, such as Mali striker Moussa Marega, who scored in all five group wins and the triumph over Roma in Portugal.
However, their defence is not so strong and 10/1 for a 3-1 home win in this game completes our Liverpool vs Porto betting tips.
Last Champions League result:
Bayern Munich 1-3 LIVERPOOL – Sadio Mane (2), Virgil van Dijk
PORTO 3-1 Roma (AET) – Tiquinho, Moussa Marega, Alex Telles (pen)
Head-to-head: Liverpool 0-0 Porto, Porto 0-5 Liverpool, Liverpool 4-1 Porto, Porto 1-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 2-0 Porto, Porto 0-0 Liverpool
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