Bet9ja Preview: FC Porto V Liverpool: Back Firmino To Score Anytime
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FC Porto take on Liverpool as they reignite their Champions League campaigns when they face off in the last 16 at Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday night.
Sergio Conceicao's side's defence which has been solid of late having conceded just two goals in their last seven matches across all competitions and winning 12 of their 14 outings which took them to second in the Primeira Liga, just a point behind leaders Benfica, will be put to a huge test by the prolific attackers from Anfield.
However, Klopp's men have performed below expectation in defence this season, despite managing two clean sheets in their last three outings. Having found the back of the net 53 times in 21 Primeira Liga matches this season, the hosts will likely attack with full force once again.
Azuis e brancos securing an important first-leg advantage on their home turf having won two of the three group stagegames at the Dragao is valued by Bet9ja at (3.10).
It's worth knowing that the Reds have never lost to Porto in four encounters which produced two wins and two draws. Klopp's outfit scored 23 goals in six games to top Group E and the betting firm quotes a juicy price of (2.35) for them head back to Merseyside with a win.
Seeing both teams cancelling each other out after the end of 90 minutes is available at a chunky (3.35) by the same betting firm. This bet has paid out in two of their last four meetings.
The Five-time European champions - who will have to do without the suspended Emre Can, are in high spirits having seen off Southampton at the weekend to extend their tally of victories to seven from their last 10 competitive ties.
The Anfield giants are also on a high scoring spree as they have found the back of the net with at least three goals in 10 of their last 12 competitive outings. Also, their last 12 fixtures away from home have yielded the same number of goals putting into consideration that five of Porto's six European games saw them score at least three goals. Backing over 2.5 goals at the Dragao is offered at odds (1.75)
Expectation is high on Klopp's men whose current form stands strong to see them through, especially after they have won seven of their last 10 matches outside of their territory. Conceicao's strong side have, in this season, scored in all of their Champions League clashes though. A mouth-watering price of (4.30) is offered by the bookies for the Reds to come out victorious with both teams scoring.
Liverpool's attacker, Roberto Firmino, has been in a huge form this season. Punters can back the Brazilian to score anytime at (2.90) with Bet9ja as he has found the back of the net in three of his last four games for Liverpool and has six to his name in the Champions League this season.