Porto and Lazio will meet in the Europa League’s first knockout round. Porto finished the group stage of the Champions League in third place, and many experts predict that Porto can reach at least the semifinals of the Europa League. On the other hand, Lazio finished in 2nd place in the group stage of the Europa League, and we will see if the Sky Blues can surprise the uncomfortable Porto.
February 17th, 2022 – 21:00
Porto vs Lazio Betting Tips & Predictions
Porto to win @ 2.25
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.90
Correct score 2:1 @ 9.00
Reason for Porto vs Lazio Predictions
Porto hosts Lazio in the first leg of the two-legged tie in the knockout round playoffs of the Europa League at the Estadio do Dragao. The hosts finished third in Group B of the Champions League and have hence, made their way to the knockout round playoffs. The visitors finished second in Group E of the current Europa League and now have to battle Porto in a bid to play in the Round of 16. Porto is sitting at the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga standings and has won six out of their last seven home matches, which is evidence of their dominance in the current season. Mateus Uribe is an experienced player who means a lot to the team, he moves well, and he can play in several positions. Mehdi Taremi is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed. Fernando Andrade (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Wilson Manafá (Patella rupture) will not play in this match.
Lazio beat Bologna with a 3-0 scoreline in their last fixture. Lazio has lost just once in their previous six matches and has been consistent with their results. However, Lazio is not so consistent when it comes to playing on the travel. They have lost four out of their last eight away fixtures, which could be a key factor against Porto. Lazio is placed sixth in Serie A, which is further evidence of their overall inconsistency despite recent stability in results. Sergej Milinković-Savić plays perfectly without a mistake, he is strong, and it is not easy for this guy to take the ball away, and many clubs are interested in his arrival. Ciro Immobile is playing great this season, he is the best scorer of Serie A; he has entered the list of scorers 19 times. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup. Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri has some current player fitness concerns. Patryk Dziczek (Heart Condition), Francesco Acerbi (Hamstring Injury), Manuel Lazzari (Hamstring Injury), and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Pneumonia) miss out here.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Lazio is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Porto should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.