Man City vs Porto

Manchester City vs Porto Prediction

  • There have been over 2.5 goals in 8 of Porto’s last 10 champions league fixtures
  • There have been over 2.5 goals in Manchester City’s last 4 champions league games.
  • Manchester City have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 7 champions league games.

TIP 1 & 2: Manchester City to win 3-1 or 4-1

The illusive Champions League title is still haunts Pep Guardiola and the hierarchy at Manchester City, it’s the trophy they’ve always longed for. Will this be their year? The bookies give them a great chance with them as short as 4/1 to reign victorious.

They once again have a relatively manageable group to negotiate with Porto, Olympiakos and Marseille and I’m sure Pep will want to get top spot wrapped up as soon as possible so they can devote all their focus onto a busy premier league campaign. They tend to turn it on in this competition, scoring plenty of goals but they do struggle to keep clean sheets, in fact they’re without one in their last seven UCL ties.

They could be without Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus so it’s a good job they have plenty of strength in depth. Porto have a fully fit squad for their trip to Manchester and their front three of Jesus Corona, Luis Diaz and Moussa Marega could cause an unconvincing City backline some issues. After all, the Dragons have only failed to score once this season as well as their last 4 European games.

With the match markets and goal markets both too prohibitively priced I’ll chance a couple of correct scores. We can back the 3-1 home win at 10/1 and the 4-1 at 15/1 and I see them as the most probable scorelines so will happily pop a point on each for a potentially big priced winner.

Manchester City 3-1 - 1pt @ 10/1
Manchester City 4-1 - 1pt @ 15/1