Porto v Liverpool Betting Tips: More Mane magic tonight?
Remember Liverpool’s last visit to Estadio de Dragao 12 months ago? Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick to all but send the Reds through to a first Champions League quarter-final since 2009.
Jurgen Klopp’s men already have a foot-and-a-half in the semi-finals this time around. Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino ensured that by striking within 21 minutes of each other at Anfield last week.
Can the Reds get the job done in Portugal? Or will there be a sting in tail? We’ve previewed the second-leg clash in our Champions League Tips.
Liverpool are in red hot form at the moment. So it’s no surprise the Reds are 21/20 to follow up their victory at Bayern Munich in the last round with another win inside 90 minutes here.
Porto are no pushovers at home. But they’re out at 5/2, with the Draw priced at 12/5. Even a win might not be enough for the hosts, who are 10/1 to qualify, against 1/33 for Klopp and co.
The visitors are also available at 9/1 to record their third straight 2-0 victory in a row. =
Klopp will welcome back Andrew Robertson after the left-back missed the first-leg through suspension. He’s the only likely change for the Reds, who’ll line up in a 4-3-3 formation.
Jordan Henderson is expected to recover from a knock picked up on Sunday to partner Fabinho and Naby Keita in midfield. Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are the deadly trio up-front.
Porto need to go for it tonight. That could mean a start for Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi on the left-hand side, with Francisco Soares and Moussa Marega retaining their spots in attack.
Hector Herrera and Pepe are also expected to return to the side after missing out at Anfield. They should provide the hosts with a much stronger spine against the rampant Reds.
Mane took a particular liking to this part of the Mediterranean 12 months ago. After hitting a hat-trick back then, we have him down at 13/8 Anytime or 9/1 to Score 2 or More tonight.
Strike partner Salah is available at the same price in both markets, while Keita – who has two goals in his last three appearances – is 11/2 to continue his own rich vein of form.
Porto will be relying on Soares to score his 15th goal of the season at 9/5. Fellow forward Marega has six goals in nine matches in this season’s Champions League and is rated a 5/2 chance.
Where: Estadio de Dragao
When: 8:00pm, Wednesday 17th April.
How to watch: BT Sport 3
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication