Liverpool v Porto betting tips: Job already done for Reds
Preview and odds for Wednesday’s Champions League clash
Liverpool have already qualified as group winners and look vulnerable as odds-on favourites as we pick some Liverpool v Porto betting tips.
Four wins from four Champions League matches this season mean Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has a rare opportunity to rest his star players if he chooses.
Wednesday’s match at Anfield kicks off at 8pm and is live on Sky Sports.
Liverpool v Porto match odds
Liverpool looked to have been handed a tricky Champions League group when the draw was made but they have breezed through to the last 16.
The Reds have had too much firepower for their rivals to handle, scoring 13 goals in their four wins, although the 2-0 victory against Atletico Madrid three weeks ago was their first clean sheet.
There have been at least five goals in three of their matches and over 4.5 goals can be added to Liverpool v Porto betting tips at 19/5.
Liverpool v Porto head-to-head
Liverpool’s biggest win of the campaign so far came in the reverse fixture at the Estadio do Dragao in September.
Mohamed Salah scored twice and Sadio Mane once before Roberto Firmino, a late substitute, bagged a brace inside five minutes as the man he replaced – Diogo Jota – was the one to miss out against his former club.
18' ⚽️ Salah
45' ⚽️ Mané
60' ⚽️ Salah
77' ⚽️ Firmino
81' ⚽️ Firmino
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 29, 2021
The two teams have met seven times previously in the Champions League and Porto are yet to win, although they managed a home draw in 2007 and a goalless draw at Anfield in 2018 when they were already 5-0 down from the first leg.
Liverpool have scored at least four goals in four of the last six meetings and can be backed at 7/1 to do so again.
Liverpool v Porto key battles
Salah and Mane both played the full 90 minutes in Liverpool’s 4-0 demolition of Arsenal at the weekend and it would be a surprise if they both started here.
Porto eased to a 5-1 cup win against Feirense at the weekend so should be relatively fresh.
Luis Diaz is in fine form with five goals in his last five games for his club, including in both Champions League matches against AC Milan.
All odds and markets are correct at the time of publication