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Chelsea vs Porto: Prediction and Betting Tips
Chelsea set for a semi-final berth
After the 2-0 away win in the first leg, Chelsea extended their unbeaten run in the Champions League to nine matches. Looking for their first CL semi-final since 2014, The Blues will be keen to get the job done by continuing their great form in the CL and extend their unbeaten run to ten games.
Thomas Tuchel has been in charge of the Blues for 17 matches and has a record of 13 wins three draws and one defeat. Scoring more than two goals in a match for the first time under Tuchel, Chelsea warmed up for this match by beating Crystal Palace 4-1 on Saturday in the Premier League.
Chelsea have three clean sheets in four home games in the Champions League this season conceding just one goal in four games and that was in the draw against Krasnodar in the group stages.
FC Porto inspired by the return of attacking duo
Even though Porto face a very difficult task to overcome a 2-0 deficit from the 1st leg, the Portuguese side will have back their two leading scorers Mehdi Taremi and Sergio Oliveira and that will change the tactics of how coach Sergio Conceicao approaches this match offensively …
Porto have scored twice in eight of their last ten matches and Conceicao will hope to take this form into this match. The Portuguese coach has to resolve some issues though from the 1st leg as his team couldn’t convert 12 attempts on target to goals. With the return of the attacking duo, Conceicao hopes those chances will be converted to goals this time around.
Warming up for this game, Porto beat Tondela in the Portuguese League. Mehdi Taremi was on target after ten minutes from coming on. The downside for Porto is that they have lost five of their last five meetings against English teams and they need to come into this game hoping that stat won’t be repeated again.
- Chelsea have scored in all of their last eight matches in the CL
- Porto have scored in seven of their nine matches in the CL
- The last four games of Porto have seen two or more goals
- The last five games of Chelsea in all competitions have seen two or more goals scored
Chelsea vs FC Porto Prediction
Porto have to come out and attack from the beginning to score an early goal. With two of their best scorers back from suspension, the Portuguese side may well find the back of the net this time around unlike in the first leg.
There is no home-court advantage in this tie as both legs are being played in Sevilla. Chelsea has to be careful not to concede an early goal but with the scoring record they have, coach Tuchel shouldn’t worry too much about his team getting on the score sheet and making it really difficult for Porto.
Chelsea vs FC Porto Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Total Match Goals 1.91 or 10/11 at William Hill
Both Score No Draw 2.75 or 7/4 at William Hill
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