Chelsea outperforms Porto!
First of all, I hasten to inform you that both matches between these teams will be played without a home advantage.
That is, on neutral ground in Seville, Spain.
Formally, the 15th in the UEFA rankings accepts the 13th. But even in this ranking there are many conventions.
Because you know what a hegemon Porto is in Portugal. And how often they are in the Champions League.
Unlike Chelsea. Which on the Island are in a far more difficult championship.
Otherwise, in the last 8 direct matches, the Londoners have 5 wins with only 1 for Porto.
It is also important, in my opinion, that Porto eliminated Juventus.
But this happened after a goal in the 115th minute of added time in the rematch.
Far more convincing were Chelsea with two wins to zero and against the leader in Spain - Atletico Madrid.
Porto and Chelsea are strong in defense!
Porto play strongly in defense. And they often make dry nets. There are no serious absentees for this meeting.
What to say then about the protection of guests after the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
In 9 of the 12 matches under his leadership, Chelsea did not concede a goal.
In their last match against the troubled UBA, however, they scored 5 goals.
But this is more likely to be sobering. And now I expect them to be at the usual level.
Forecast for Porto - Chelsea
Class, tradition in direct matches, and perhaps luck will be on Chelsea's side.
But I'm not the only one who thinks so.
And unfortunately, the stakes for their victory may have had some value. But it certainly isn't anymore.
Chelsea, however, have no reason not to try to decide everything in their favor after this match.
As the Blues from London to score at least 2 goals in the match is very well appreciated by the bookmakers.
Medium-sized bet for this prediction.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Porto have won 4 of their last 5 games: 4-0-1.
- Chelsea have lost just 1 of their last 16 games: 11-4-1.
- He has under 2.5 goals in 10 of Chelsea's last 11 games.
Last 5 Porto matches:
Chelsea's last 5 games:
|04/03/21||PL||Chelsea||West Brom||2: 5||З|
Last 5 direct meetings:
|March 6, 2007||SHL||Chelsea||Porto||2: 1|