Porto – Leicester is one of the most interesting games of this week’s Champions League, for a wide variety of reasons, almost none of which relate to the English Champions.
Leicester have qualified and are doing badly in their domestic league, which opens the door to Porto to do what’s required of them and qualify from the group as well – but will they be able to capitalize?
Porto vs Leicester City – 07/12/2016
FT Result: Porto 1.35 or 7/20 Draw 5.25 or 17/4 Leicester City 11.00 or 10/1
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.85 or 17/20 Under 1.95 or 19/20
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.25 or 5/4 No 1.57 or 4/7
Porto can qualify in only 2 scenarios: the first, if Copenhagen fails to win against Brugge, Porto are qualified regardless of the end result against Leicester. But if the Danes beat the Belgians, the far more likely scenario, Porto needs a win against Leicester, since their direct results against FC Copenhagen don’t favor them.
Here is where the hard part begins: although Porto’s defense works great and they are undefeated in quite some time, their attack is suffering: they’ve scored only 1 goal in the previous 4 games and haven’t scored more than once in a game since mid-October. Will this kind of attacking power be enough to ensure 2nd place?
Thankfully for them, Leicester will most probably not field their best eleven. They are sure of 1st place in the group and will probably use this game in order to rotate their squad and give other players the chance to impress.
Moreover, they are coming after a horrible 1-2 defeat at Sunderland and will need as many points as they can get in the Premier League – so the game against Porto surely won’t be treated with lots of importance.
Porto vs Leicester City Betting Tips
Another interesting thing is that the bookies also see Porto as heavy favorites – they offer very small odds for a Porto home win.
Porto to score also has horrible odds, so the best idea we can come up with is an under 2,5 goal bet or a “handicap” bet.
Asian Handicap Full Time – Leicester City +1, +1.5 @ 2.12 or 28/25
Draw or Leicester City @ 3.10 or 21/10