FC Porto goes up against Chelsea with kick-off on Wednesday at Estadio R. Sanchez Pizjuan. This is the 1st leg of their Quarter Finals in the Champions League. It has been an impressive tournament so far for FC Porto, who aims to make good use of opening the Quarter Finals at home. With 4 wins and just 1 defeat in their past 6 Champions League matches few teams fancy going up against FC Porto.
Chelsea aim to take full advantage of playing this 1st leg on home soil, thus continuing their fine run. Winning 5 and losing none of their last 6 matches in the Champions League they look well suited to keep momentum going. Does FC Porto stand any chance against Chelsea in this 1. leg match, is the question many ask themselves. It would be a small surprise if Chelsea haven’t secured qualification for the next round already after this first match.
Stats and facts for FC Porto and Chelsea.
- FC Porto unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- FC Porto scored in the last 18 of 20 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in FC Porto’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- FC Porto have not conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.
- Chelsea unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Chelsea has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Chelsea has won in the last 6 of 7 matches;
- Chelsea has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away.
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Form FC Porto vs Chelsea
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
FC Porto on a roll.
FC Porto look to extend their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches FC Porto managed to get a rather comfortable 2-0 home win to Pacos de Ferreira and went on to a 2-1 win against Portimonense. Their latest match served up a 2-1 win against Santa Clara.
FC Porto qualified from the Round of 1/8 in dramatic fashion needing extra time to knock out Juventus.
The Blues on a roll.
Chelsea were halted in their steps last week with a defeat in the league, though form has otherwise been good lately. In their 3 latest outings Chelsea finished off Atletico Madrid in a 2-0 win in the Champions League and went on to a 2-0 win against Sheffield United. Their latest game produced a 5-2 defeat against West Brom.
Chelsea sailed through the Round of 1/8 with 2 wins beating Atletico Madrid with a 3-0 aggregate score.
It is a match up between two seemingly equal sides, with both in similar shape recently. Chelsea are still favored by the bookies to win the match at odds 1.75.
FC Porto v Chelsea Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Chelsea usually come out on the top
FC Porto were left emptyhanded, when Chelsea handed them a 2-0 defeat in their last Champions League encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 2-1 win. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet 4 times in the last 8 matches between FC Porto and Chelsea. Both teams to score paid out 5 times in those 8 matches meetings. Chelsea usually enjoy playing FC Porto, taking all 3 points against them 5 times in the last 8 meetings in the Champions League.
Full Time Betting
The bookmakers are offering following odds for this match: FC Porto to win pays out at 5.00, the best prize for a draw is 3.50, while an away win for Chelsea returns you odds 1.75. FC Porto won 7 of their last 10 home league games whereas Chelsea lost 2 of their last 10 away league games.
The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 49% in this match. This equals odds around 2.05, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.75. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 57%. The last 10 home league games for FC Porto averaged 3.2 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Chelsea the average total goals were 3.2 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 45%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.20 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.60. FC Porto’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 3.2 goals a game. 5 of FC Porto’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Chelsea’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.2 goals per game. 2 of the last 10 away matches for Chelsea went over 2.5 goals.