A Preview of the Porto Series

The Champions League is moving into the quarter-finals, which means Liverpool will be facing off against Porto to determine who is going into the semi-finals. The first leg of the quarters start on April 9, 2019 and you can expect an exciting match with both teams focusing on their chances in the upcoming games.

Liverpool’s Performance

Liverpool’s performance this season, especially throughout the Champions League, have been fantastic.  A solid and settled defence has enabled the rest of the team to focus on ball possession, counter attacking and scoring lots of goals.

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Alisson of Liverpool shakes hands with Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

While the team has done well throughout the Champions League, the first leg of the quarter-finals will be a challenge for the team. Andy Robertson will be missing from the first leg so Moreno could be called upon. That may impact the team’s performance early on, but Moreno has always proved to be more than adequate when playing.

Porto’s Performance

While Liverpool has done well and heading into the Quarter-Final full of confidence, Porto can also approach the game in high spirits. Sitting joint top of the Primeira with Benfica and knocking out Roma in the last round of the Champions League, they will certainly prove stiff opposition for the Scousers. Porto also carry the incentive of reversing last year’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool in round 16. All these factors should very much be considered before placing your money at the bookies.

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Kepler Lima ‘Pepe’ of FC Porto in action during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Porto and AS Roma at Estadio do Dragao on March 06, 2019 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Similar to Liverpool, Porto have also improved the defence with the acquisition of Pepe from Real Madrid. He has brought his vast experience to the rearguard and results are proving that it was a shrewd piece of business by Sergio Conceicao.

Possible Outcomes for the Match

However, with all that said and done, Liverpool should still be too strong for Porto and I’ll be putting my money on Klopp’s men to win at Anfield quite comfortably. I’ll also be backing Liverpool to go through to the Semi-Final and it won’t surprise me if Liverpool win both legs. Liverpool will have taken huge amount of confidence from the away win in Munich and I expect that feel good factor to carry over into these 2 games.

A simple solution if you are planning to bet on Liverpool is through free bet offers UK. A free bet allows you to limit the potential losses in the unlikely event of an upset win by Porto while still supporting your favorite team. Liverpool is favored to win the quarter-final games in April against Porto, but it is important to remember that Porto has improved since the last time they played against Liverpool. You will also want to keep up with any changes to the odds to ensure that you are making the right choice for your bet.

Liverpool and Porto are going into the quarter-finals of the Champions League on April 9, 2019. You will want to focus on evaluating the teams and comparing their odds before you place a bet. By evaluating the risks and using a free bet, you will have the opportunity to support your team and enjoy the game.


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