Porto face Juventus on Wednesday in this big Champions League clash.
Key Porto vs. Juventus Statistics:
- Porto have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 UCL games
- There have been under 2.5 goals in Porto's past 3 UCL games
- Porto are undefeated in their last 5 UCL games
- Juventus have won 6 of their last 7 UCL games
Porto vs. Juventus Expert Picks
1u – 0-0 Halftime Score @ +155 (Click To Bet)
I always think that it's best to use a mixture of stats, injury news and the 'eye test' to place bets but to be totally honest I haven't seen much of Porto this season. So we're going in without having seen enough of them playing this year. That said, the stats are quite telling and I think that we can have a good guess at how this game will play out.
Porto has 5 clean sheets in a row in the Champions League and they know how to defend in order to progress in this competition. Domestically they're consistently among the best teams in the league, so they routinely play differently to how they do in European competition, so there is little we can take from their league games.
Juventus look set to miss out on the Serie A title for the first time in a decade, with the Old Lady currently 8 points behind Internazionale. This isn't the dominant team that we've seen in the past and feels more like a collection of players built around Cristiano Ronaldo than a team.
Juventus have averaged 19 goals conceeded in 21 games, keeping it tight at the back, and they should be able to keep Porto out. Meanwhile the Turin side haven't scored in either of their past 2 games in all competitions.
It's always hard for teams in weaker leagues to step up against better competition when they meet in continental competition and I'd back Juventus to get into the next round of the competition at the expense of Porto. I think we'll see the first 45 minutes of this two-leg tie as very close, and I'm fully expected to seeing it 0-0 at the half, something which leaps out at +155.
Wednesday Champions League Picks
You can read our picks for Sevilla vs. Dortmund HERE.
Wednesday Champions League Parlay
1u - Sevilla win to nil & 0-0 Halftime Score (Porto v Juventus) @ +984
We're taking a 0-0 draw at halftime of Juventus' game against Porto, and Sevilla to win to nil against Borussia Dortmund.