Liverpool v Porto Prediction – UEFA Champions League – 25/11/21

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Liverpool v Porto Prediction UCL 25 NOV 21
Kickoff: 04:00 AM (GMT +8)Stadium: Anfield

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Liverpool v Porto Prediction (UEFA Champions League) – Liverpool hosts FC Porto for matchday 5 of the Champions League. In the most recent meeting of these two sides last September, the Reds pulled off a dominant 1-5 at the Estadio do Dragao. Can the Portuguese club keep their knockout stage dreams alive at Anfield? Let’s take a look and read on for our winning tips below.

Liverpool v Porto Prediction - Head to Head

LiverpoolStatisticPorto
5Won0
2Drawn2
21Goals Scored4

Liverpool v Porto Prediction - Previous Meetings

DateEventHomeScoreAway
28-Sep-21Champions LeaguePOR1-5LIV
17-Apr-19Champions LeaguePOR1-4LIV
09-Apr-19Champions LeagueLIV2-0POR

Liverpool v Porto Prediction - Form (All Competitions)

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PortoWWDWW

Liverpool just suffered their first loss this season, but bounced back immediately with a win. Porto, on the other hand, have been unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions. Let’s now take a closer look at each side.

Liverpool v Porto Prediction - Preview

Liverpool F.C.

Liverpool are comfortably on top of Group B, having punched their ticket to the UCL knockout stages with a 7 point advantage over second placers Porto. They booked a place in the knockout rounds with a 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid at Anfield. Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane’s goals came within 7 minutes of each other in the first half of their clash with the Colchoneros. They then saw their winning streak come to an end against West Ham (3-2 at London Stadium), but got back into winning form as they trashed Arsenal 4-0, with Mane, Jota, Mohamed Salah and Takumi Minamino having a goal each. Manager Jurgen Klopp will be looking to rotate his squad now that they’ve secured their place in the next round; however, he has warned that they should be complacent against the Dragões.

  • If Liverpool avoid defeat, Porto will be the first team that they’ve faced 10 times in European competition without losing a single time (currently W6 D3).
  • The Reds have lost just 2 of their 23 UCL home matches under Jurgen Klopp (W16 D5). Among coaches who have handled 20+ home games, Klopp’s Liverpool is just one of 4 sides to lose fewer than 10% of games at home (Barcelona with Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola, and Juventus with Marcelo Lippi). 

F.C. Porto

F.C. Porto will be looking to secure the remaining knockout round slot in the group. They had to settle for a 1-1 draw of their making against A.C. Milan in their last UCL outing. Luis Diaz put the Dragões on the scoreboard on six minutes, but saw all efforts to hold on to the lead go to waste as Chancel Mbemba Mangulu diverted the ball into his net at 61 minutes. They had better showings in their domestic matches after, beating Santa Clara 0-3 in the Primeira Liga and dominating Feirense 5-1 in the Taça de Portugal. Manager Sérgio Conceição, whose side suffered a huge loss to the Reds last time around, feels more confident that they could beat them at Anfield. Would the Portuguese live up to this bold claim?

  • This is the 5th time Porto will visit Liverpool at Anfield in European competition. They’ve lost 3 of their previous 4 (D1) and scored one goal (scored by Jesualdo Ferreira in 2007, 4-1).
  • The Dragões have just won 1 of their 22 away matches against English opponents in European competition (D3 L18); this was a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the quarter-final 2nd leg last season. They have only scored 2 goals in their last 9 away games against England-based clubs.

Liverpool - Bans, Injuries, Suspensions

PlayerInformationAnticipated Return
Diogo JotaKnee injuryDoubtful
Andrew RobertsonHamstringDoubtful
Roberto FirminoHamstringMid December
Curtis JonesEye injuryFew days
Joe GomezCalf InjuryEarly December
Naby KeitaHamstringDoubtful
James MilnerHamstringDoubtful

Porto - Bans, Injuries, Suspensions

No players are currently reported injured or suspended.

Liverpool v Porto Prediction - Final Thoughts

We expect Liverpool to play around with their lineup knowing that the next UCL phase is in the bag, but even their second unit could handle Porto easily at home. The Dragões, who have a full-strength lineup, will definitely bring the battle to the Reds in hopes of staying longer in the tournament. However, momentum is on the side of the Merseysiders, thus they are our pick to comfortably win this match. With that, let’s take a look at our prediction.

Liverpool v Porto Prediction

We will be betting on the Asian Handicap and Over/Under in Euro football odds for this match:

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Liverpool (-0.50)

Odds (1.99)
Over: 2.75 GoalsOdds: 1.99

Disclaimer: The odds change from time to time without prior notice and is only available at the time of writing

For this UEFA Champions League Liverpool v Porto Prediction to win, Liverpool need to win the match with a one-goal lead. If they draw the match, the bettor would lose all of the stakes. For the Over/Under bet to win, the total goal count should be above 2.75 goals.

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