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Europa League
02/27/20 12:55 PM
Porto
Porto
1 - 3
Finished
45' : 0 - 1
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen

Tip Porto - Bayer Leverkusen

Porto are one of three Portuguese sides in the last 32 of the Europa League. Braga play on Wednesday, so there might only be two left by the time this game against Bayer Leverkusen starts. Porto lost the first leg of this tie 2-1 last Thursday, so a 1-0 home victory would be enough to take them through to the last sixteen. They trailed 2-0 in that game but a goal 17 minutes from time has put them in with a great chance of qualifying. Porto followed that game up with a 1-0 home win over Portimonense on Sunday. Again it was another late goal with an 87th minute winner that took them top of the Portuguese Primeira League. Porto have won six of their last eight games with just that loss in Leverkusen. Home form has seen them win 12 of their last 13 including beating Benfica. In the Europa League, Porto have two wins and a draw this season.

Bayer Leverkusen are fifth in the Bundesliga and come into this game having won each of their last five games. They started the season in the Champions League but could only finish third behind Juventus and Atletico Madrid. Leverkusen lost to both of those sides away but did win at Lokomotiv Moscow to clinch third spot and move into the Europa League. Their away form is solid with only one loss in their last four games. They continually score on their travels but there aren't too many clean sheets. A bet on both teams to score is the suggested wager for this match.

Key points Porto - Bayer Leverkusen

  • The last three away Bundesliga games that Bayer Leverkusen have played all had both teams score in them.

  • Bayer Leverkusen have scored in seven of their last eight competitive away games.

  • Both teams have scored in four of the last six Porto games.

  • All three Porto home games in the Europa League this season have seen both teams score.

Conclusion Porto - Bayer Leverkusen

That late goal has given Porto hopes of reaching the last sixteen of the Europa League. Home form has been good in the Europa League this season, though they are yet to keep a clean sheet. Bayer Leverkusen are in top form at present and will hope to get on the scoresheet to boost their hopes of making it to the next round. Their away form is good and the bet here is on both teams to score.

Porto Bayer Leverkusen Prediction published on February 24, 2020

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