Porto vs. Manchester City Match preview
The already-qualified Manchester City will be travelling to Estadio do Dragao to face Porto who will be aiming to secure their spot in the Round of 16 in the Champions League on 1 December.
Porto have accumulated 9 points from their four matches, three points behind City. A win for Porto will also guarantee them a top 2 finish to the group stage as Olympiacos, the third-placed team in the Group C points table is far behind with only 3 points.
Porto are coming to this game after a 1-0 victory over Santa Clara while the visitors thrashed Burnley 5-0.
Both teams are looking very strong and able, therefore the Tuesday clash is expected to be dazzling.
- Porto have featured in four Champions League matches, winning three and lost once this season.
- The Dragons have registered three clean-sheets in their last four Champions League matches.
- Manchester City has registered three clean-sheets in their last four Champions League matches.
- The Citizens have featured in four Champions League matches this season, picking maximum wins in the process.
- Porto has won the two home matches in the Champions League this season.
- Manchester City have also won the two away Champions League matches in this season.
Porto vs. Manchester City Head to Head
These teams have met twice in UEFA Europa League and once in Champions League, back in 2012 whereby Mancity won home and away (4-0 and 2-1) respectively.
In the first leg of the group stage tie, City registered a 3-1 victory over the hosts, and that means Porto have never beaten the Citizens in a competitive match.
Porto Team News
The Dragons will miss the services of Marko Grujic who is serving his suspension.
Pepe remains doubtful for this hime clash as he has a foot injury and might fail to recover in time.
Mouhamed Mbaye is likely to return early January nursing an ACL injury while Ivan Marcano is also sidelined due to ACL injury as well.
Manchester City Team News
Meanwhile, Man City is likely to miss the services of Sergio Agüero who is nursing Knee injury.
Nathan Benjamin Aké is still struggling with the muscle issue.
Porto vs. Manchester City Prediction
The Citizens are not taking this match lightly for it is the toughest game of the group stage so far, with Porto aiming to prove win against Marseille was not by chance.
They are confident of their solid defensive record in recent matches and looking to assure themselves of a place in the last 16.
Also City will have enough firepower to get over the line, and is expected of Guardiola to rotate heavily.
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounters; therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded.
We expect goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 1.67 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.72.
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