Tip Porto - Liverpool
Liverpool’s win over Chelsea made it 16 unbeaten matches for Liverpool and they will be looking to carry that momentum to this game. They are on seven straight wins and leading by two goals is a healthy one for them, especially now that they don’t concede a lot in the competition. Last season, Liverpool toured Portugal and hit Porto 5 – 0. It may not be as emphatic as then when they face off but it will be tough for Porto trying to overturn the deficit. Porto have lost thrice in their last 16 matches and thrice in their last 10 Champions League matches since losing 0 – 5 to Liverpool. The Reds were also the last team to beat Porto at home in this competition and after that they have won each of the last four Champions League games at home, and have scored three goals or more. Liverpool are not the best to bank on when playing away from home. At the group stages, they lost all away matches and heading to this game, they may have addressed that with an away win at Bayern Munich, but they have just that one win in the last six away matches in the Champions League. Liverpool have also managed just two clean sheets in the last 15 away matches in the competition, and have conceded in all their last seven. In a total seven meetings, FC Porto have never beaten Liverpool, and they have also not scored a goal against Liverpool in the last three meetings. Liverpool have four wins in the seven meetings.
Key points Porto - Liverpool
Liverpool have five losses in six away Champions League matches.
Liverpool are unbeaten in 16 matches.
Porto have one loss and six wins in the last seven Champions League home games.
Conclusion Porto - Liverpool
Liverpool have a very poor away record in the Champions League, and though they dispatched Bayern Munich away from home in the last round, this will be a tough one. They however will have a healthy lead to protect against a team they have dominated and at the end we still feel they will qualify but we also expect FC Porto to win here.
Porto Liverpool Prediction published on April 15, 2019