Liverpool v Porto: UEFA Champions League quarter-final prediction

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The match Liverpool – Porto on April 9, 2019 will be the second for the Portuguese at this stage in the last five years. The kickoff at the Anfield stadium is scheduled for 22:00 Moscow time.

Liverpool Liverpool at the last stage opposed Bayern Munich. After an uncertain 0-0 at home, the British had a difficult trip to the Allianz Arena, where Bayern rarely lose. The guests were clearly determined to win, so they actively began to create problems for Manuel Neuer in the first half hour of the game. It was the mistake of the German goalkeeper that led to the first goal of the Merseysiders, on the 26th minute the Munich goalkeeper ran to the penalty area line, which Sadio Mane immediately took advantage of, who threw the ball into an empty net – 0:1. Liverpool quickly scored, but by doing so, they forced the Bavarians to go on the attack, who did not look too active in the first minutes. The hosts quickly turned on, and in the 39th minute the score was already equal, Joel Matip tried to intercept the opponent’s pass, but in the end he sent the ball into his team’s goal. The end of the first half turned out to be nervous, the Germans began to play more aggressively in attack, and in the last minutes they almost scored another goal. Jurgen Klopp understood the danger of the situation, so during the break he made some adjustments to the game of his team. The guests did not sit back in defense, but began the second half with attacks on the gates of the German team. The second goal against Bayern flew in the 69th minute, no one managed to jump over Virgil Van Dijk, when he closed the canopy from a corner – 1:2. Then Liverpool began to play on the counterattacks and tried to catch the opponent on a mistake. Mane managed to score the third goal and put an end to this confrontation, the Senegalese reached for Salah’s pass and sent the ball into the left corner – 1:3 in the 84th minute. Liverpool won a landslide victory and went on to the next round. Porto “Dragons” managed to surprise many, passing the Italian Roma at the previous stage. After the defeat on the road (2:1), the wards of Sergio Conceição had to win the home game without fail. The hosts did not have much time, so they decided not to delay and start the game with attacks on the opponent’s goal. A lot of time to open an account – Porto did not need, in the 26th minute Moussa Marega did everything for the goal of Tikinho Soares, who had only to get into an empty net – 1:0. But the joy of the hosts was short-lived, ten minutes later the score was already equal, Daniele De Rossi confidently converted a penalty – 1:1. The teams went to the break with an equal score, although the Portuguese needed to score at least one more goal in order to transfer the game to extra time. The hosts actively started the second half and quickly managed to reach their goal, Marega closed the flank canopy and sent the ball into the near corner – 2:1 in the 52nd minute. There were still 40 minutes left until the end of regular time, so the Porto players decided not to put the game into overtime, but continued to storm the gates of the Romans. Yassin Braimi had a good chance to score a goal, the Algerian shot from a roundhouse after a flank cross, but Roma’s goalkeeper parried this blow. Regular time was over, but the teams had to spend another 30 minutes on the field. The players of Porto were not going to slow down in overtime either. The Portuguese managed to score a goal and snatch a ticket to the next round in the 117th minute, the referee awarded a penalty against the Italian club, and Alex Telles executed the penalty. The result is 3:1, the Dragons go to the next round, but the match between Liverpool and Porto promises to be even more difficult, because they will face the finalist of the last tournament draw. Odds for the match Liverpool – Porto April 9, 2019 Bookmakers from the company “Pari-Match” give a big advantage to the team of Jurgen Klopp. Odds for the match Liverpool – Porto: Liverpool win – 1.32; Draw – 5.40; Porto win – 10.5. Liverpool v Porto match prediction Portugal find it difficult to play away matches, as proved by the previous series of matches against Roma, the Conceição team will try to concede as few goals as possible, but will they be able to resist one of the strongest attacking lines in Europe? Forecast for the match Liverpool – Porto: match total: 2-3 goals, odds – 2.10.

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