Porto vs Chelsea
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
All eyes will be on Pepe’s Portuguese side FC Porto on Wednesday as they boot up for the quarter-finals in the Champions League this season. The host came into the CL as outsiders and went on to defeat the Italian Champions Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo at the helm.
Hopes have increased for the home team to fancy a chance for the CL title this term. We know the Dragons for their solid defense, led by Pepe at the back. They fought out Ronaldo and Co. in the previous CL, and we can expect them to repeat a surprise at the neutral location.
Thomas Tuchel needs to pull back his team from the defeat in Premier League last time out. Chelsea reached the quarter-finals after defeating Atletico Madrid in the last CL clash. Their morale will be high in the tournament after keeping a clean sheet against Diego Simeone’s men, the current La Liga table leaders this season.
The Blues are in the top four of the PL table this term as it stands. A man reborn under Tuchel, Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech, is finding the back of the net in crucial games. The clash with his counterpart, Porto striker Moussa Marega, will probably constitute a couple of goals in ninety minutes.
Porto vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for the Blues.
- Both teams have scored in five of their last eight fixtures.
- The host has only two wins from their overall eight meetings.
- None of their recent five matches have ended in a draw.
- The Dragons have lost only one of their four clashes at home.
Porto vs Chelsea Prediction
There is no doubt that the match is likely to witness a couple of goals in full-time. Porto is likely to go all guns blazing in the first few minutes to make an early attendance in the scoresheet. Most of their goals in UCL this season came within the first five minutes of either half in the fixture.
Chelsea is one of the best English sides this season and will be a tough opponent for the host. The Dragons cannot expect the visitor to be an easy kill like the uncoordinated Juventus. The Blues have been a headache for the opponents in the recent fixtures in UCL.
So, the tip for over 1.5 goals will probably come in handy for the goals area in the encounter. Furthermore, the tip for Chelsea to win either half of the fixture will probably be the best bet regarding their current form in the tournament and their squad strength in the middle.