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Porto and Leicester City are struggling at Do Dragão Stadium in a UEFA Champions League (Group Stage) match. In this match the house factor could play a decisive role as Leicester City have shown differences in their home and away games.
The home team is currently in 2nd place, with 8 points earned, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Club Brugge by (1-0). In the last match, tied off to Kobenhavn by (0-0). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; Against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game he played for the Liga Sagres, he beat Braga at home (1-0). In the last 10 home games Porto recorded 6 wins and 4 draws. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games in this competition.
The FC Porto team come to this game with a 1-0 home win against Braga, putting an end to the five consecutive games without winning: Rui Pedro made the only goal of the game. For the Champions League, FC Porto have to beat Leicester, but they can draw or lose if Copenhagen do not win Club Brugge. In this decisive match, coach Nuno Espírito Santo should keep the team in the usual 4-4-2 with André Silva and Diogo Jota being the most offensive references: the first player is the great highlight of FC Porto with 7 goals and 2 assists. Apparently the coach can not rely solely on Otávio due to injury.
After 4 wins and 1 draw, the visiting team is currently in 1st place with 13 points earned. In the last match, won by (2-1) at home against Club Brugge, after the previous match, have tied for (0-0) away with Kobenhavn. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 17 goals scored and 29 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 27 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last game he played, for the Barclays Premier League, lost with Sunderland away by (2-1). In the last 10 games as a visitor Leicester City won 1, tied 2 and lost 7. The defense has been in good shape and only conceded in 1 of the last 5 games, and his attack has regularly marked, as he managed to materialize in 4 Of the last 5 games in this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 2 periods in the last 13 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 12 goals between the minutes (46′-60 ‘); Suffered 10 of his 27 goals in minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The English champions come to this game with a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland with their second consecutive game without a win in official matches: Okazaki scored the only goal of the team. Unlike the opponent, Leicester have already secured access to the next phase of the Champions League. In this away game, Italian coach Claudio Ranieri is expected to line up in 4-4-2, benefiting the defensive organization and long balls for the offensive Islam Slimani: this player is one of the team’s top scorers with 4 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Kasper Schmeichel and Leonardo Ulloa, both injured.
Prediction: under 3.5 goals @ 1.40