Manchester City vs FC Porto Prediction & Tips
Manchester City-Porto opens Champions League Group C in which Marseille and Olympiacos have also been included. The citizens are the favorites for the first place and the qualification for the second round but they arrive at the debut not in perfect shape. In the Premier League, Guardiola’s team is missing in mid-table, six points from the head currently occupied by Everton. Aguero and his teammates are unable to find continuity of results, in the last four games the successes with Arsenal, last in order of time, and Burnley have arrived, but also the defeat with Leicester and the draw with the newly promoted Leeds. Porto also has some problems after the draw with Sporting Lisbon and the home defeat with Maritimo. Two results that have affected the clear path in the championship with the successes over Braga and Boavista. In view of the match, some absences are possible, in the City De Bruyne, Laporte and Mendy are currently injured and at risk, among the Portuguese Marcano should miss the appeal.
The 5-2 loss to Leicester on 27 September was the first after eight straight home wins for Guardiola’s side.
Two Champions League precedents between the teams, in both cases the citizens won 4-0 at home and 2-1 away.
In the last two games played, Porto faltered in defense, conceding 5 goals in all, 3 with Maritimo and 2 with Sporting.
The Portuguese have scored in all their last six away games, in total they have scored 14 goals.
The absences and the problems to find continuity of results could give some problems to Manchester City which is still the favorite over Porto. Guardiola’s squad is long and has much more quality than that of his opponents. It is difficult to understand what the result will be, both are not in moments that are not too bright, so a not too exciting match could come out.
Manchester City – FC Porto FREE TIPS
Manchester City – Win @ 1.35
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90