Porto and Chelsea will meet in the Champions League quarter-finals first leg. Porto plays in good form, Sergio Conceicao records positive results and welcomes Chelsea in a great mood. The guests played the worst game of the season, losing 5:2 to the WBA, and all the cards are set for advancing to the Champions League’s semi-finals.
April 7th, 2021 – 21:00
Porto vs Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Porto vs Chelsea Predictions
Porto is regarded as the weakest of the teams that qualified for the quarters. They are coming from a 2-1 win over Santa Clara, and after eliminating Juventus in the last round, they won’t be mistaken for eyeing a semi-final slot. The Portuguese giants have four wins in the previous five matches and have scored twice in each of their last six games; they’ve only failed to score in one of the last 12 matches. Sergio Oliveira has been the leading light in attack, and after his five goals in the previous five matches, he will once again be the man to watch here. He has also scored five in the eighth Champions League matches this season, including the two against Juventus in the last game. However, the team will be without Mehdi Taremi, who was sent off in the Juventus game, in which Porto lost 3-2 but advanced on the away goals rule. Sergio Oliveira has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
Chelsea had met Porto eight times in the Champions League before, won five, and lost two. They will be hoping this good form against Porto comes to play at a very tough venue. The Blues are coming from a big defeat in the Premier League, losing 5-2 to struggling West Bromwich Albion. That was the first loss under new manager Thomas Tuchel, and also the first defeat in 16 matches and a first-half red card to Thiago Silva may have contributed greatly to the loss. Despite the loss, Chelsea is still a quality side, goes to this game with four clean sheets in the last five matches, and has scored twice in four of the last five games. In the last round, they beat Atletico Madrid home and away and head to this game unbeaten in eight, winning six and have six clean sheets in the eight. Christian Pulisic plays fantastically and creates a lot of problems for the defensive team. Many teams are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Timo Werner is an awesome player, and in the one-on-one game, he is unstoppable. A great reinforcement, he was a favorite of RB Leipzig fans.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw.
We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.