In one of the meetings of the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage, the main forces of Porto and Milan will clash. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
Porto's players were able to finish in second place in the Portuguese championship last season. This position allowed the "dragons" to start their way to the LCH from the group stage. In three previous cases, Porto started this tournament from this stage, and the Dragons managed to get out of the group. Last season, the team of today's hosts managed to reach the quarterfinals at all, where they lost to the future winner in the person of London Chelsea. The Portuguese started the current campaign with an away game against Atletico Madrid, playing with a score of 0:0, and in the second round at their arena, Porto lost to Liverpool with a score of 1:5.
The Milan team, as the second Italian team following the results of last season, returned to the most prestigious European club tournament. The last time the Rossoneri played here was in 2013. It is worth noting the fact that so far the "red-blacks" are playing unsuccessfully in the tournament. In the first round, they lost to Liverpool on the road with a score of 2:3, after which they were defeated by Atletico (1:2) at home. Moreover, in both meetings, the Italians ended their meetings in the minority. At the weekend, Milan beat Verona in the national championship and managed to retain the second place, right after Napoli.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Cassie (red card) - Milan.
- Otavio (muscle injury), Esteves (injury) - both Porto. Diaz (illness), Menyan (wrist), Messias (hip), Pizzari (knee), Florenzi (knee), Hernandez (illness) - all Milan.
- Under question:
- Rebic (muscle injury) - Milan.
Statistics and figures:
- The hosts are listed as the favorites of the meeting;
- Porto has 4 wins in 5 matches;
- Milan won 4 victories in 5 games;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the opponents ended with a score of 1-0 in favor of Milan.
I think that in the upcoming match we will see the most intense football, with a lot of scoring chances. In such a game, the opponents will give a lot of corners and will be able to break through the basic betting total according to this statistical calculation.