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THE MATCH PREDICTION Liverpool - Porto 09.04 21:00

Asian handicap - Home (-1.5)
WIN 1.95

The Champions League’s quarterfinal stage will get underway with two Tuesday simultaneous games. In one of them Liverpool welcome Porto at their Anfield Stadium. Will the hosts win with a big difference tonight?

Liverpool

Liverpool became the runners-up in the qualifying group of death at the last moment. The Reds earned nine points as well as the third-ranked Napoli. The English side had better additional marks than the Italian one. Indeed, their two H2H meetings ended with the same score 1:0 in favor of the hosts. Their goal difference was equal too. Jurgen Klopp’s guys have scored two goal more than Carlo Ancelotti’s men. Commonly, the home team had three wins and the same number of draws with nine goals for and seven goals against.

The Englishmen played with a draw for the first time in the initial play-off game against Bayern. This meeting at Anfield ended 0:0. The second leg at Allianz Arena has been led by Liverpool. They have scored three times and conceded just once. Sadio Mane made his double and Joel Matip has score his own goal.

Currently Liverpool lead the English Premier League with 82 points after 33 matches. Their main competitor – Manchester City earned 80 points and have a reserved game.

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Porto

Porto competed in the most easy qualifying group and got the first position in their quartet D. The Dragons were stronger than Schalke 04, Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow. They had the following basic statistics: five wins and one draw. They have scored 15 goals and conceded six goals. The Portuguese side has eliminated Roma by winning on aggregate 4:3. Their first leg at Stadio Olimpico ended 2:1 in favor of the Wolves. Sergio Conseicao’s men took revenge at Dragao thanks to Alex Nicolao Telles’ goal from the penalty spot in the additional time.

Porto are second in the Portuguese Primeira with an equal number of points with Benfica.

Last season these sides met in the round of 16. Liverpool won the first leg at away with a huge score 5:0. Sadio Mane made his hat-trick. The rematch ended with a goalless draw.

Prediction

Liverpool are favorite. No doubts the hosts will justify this status. We predict their victory with an Asian handicap of (-1,5).

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.

«Liverpool»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 4

5 : 0
4 : 2
0 : 0
1 : 3
1 : 2

«Porto»

WINS: 4 LOSSES: 1

2 : 1
1 : 2
1 : 2
3 : 0
2 : 3

Last meetings:

31.07.2004

Porto 1 : 0 Liverpool

18.09.2007

Porto 1 : 1 Liverpool

28.11.2007

Liverpool 4 : 1 Porto

14.02.2018

Porto 0 : 5 Liverpool

06.03.2018

Liverpool 0 : 0 Porto