Following a shocking loss to Shakhtar Donetsk, Barcelona will look to return to winning ways in Group H when they take on Porto at Estadio Olimpico. Our sportsbook offers the best Champions League betting markets to bet on this match. Read our UCL preview and check the latest Champions League Las Vegas odds.
Barcelona Struggling Domestically
After being knocked out in the group stages in each of their last two campaigns, Barcelona will be looking to make it to the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time since the 2020-21 campaign and avoid three consecutive group stage exits for the first time in their history.
Xavi’s side remain atop Group H, but they are far from comfortable with Porto in second on the same points and Shakhtar just two points behind in third.
Barcelona would book their spot in the last-16 stage of the competition if they win on Tuesday, while a draw would also be enough if Shakhtar either draw or lose to Royal Antwerp in the other match in the section.
Furthermore, Gavi is certain to miss the tie after being ruled out for the rest of the season. On the other hand, there is a possibility that the experienced Sergi Roberto could be included in the squad following his recovery from a calf issue.
Xavi will make changes from the side that started against Rayo in the league, with Joao Felix, Ilkay Gundogan, Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde and Raphinha all potentially coming into the starting lineup.
Porto Scoring Goals for Fun
Looking for their first win over Barca home or away for the first time since 1985, Porto knows a victory here would be huge for their chances of making the knockout rounds for the sixth time in their last seven campaigns.
Porto has beaten Antwerp twice in this section, in addition to recording a 3-1 success over Shakhtar, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the reverse match in the early stages of October. We won’t include them to our soccer picks and parlays but we do expect them to find the back of the net.
Porto has won this competition on two occasions, lifting the trophy in 1987 and 2004. They advanced to the round of 16 last season, losing to eventual finalists Inter Milan 1-0 on aggregate.
Sergio Conceicao gave some of his key players a breather in the Friday showdown in the Taca de Portugal against Montalegre. Now, the starting lineup is set to witness the return of Diogo Costa, Pepe Aquino, and the experienced striker Mehdi Taremi.
They will be without Samuel Portugal, Ivan Marcano, Gabriel Veron and Ivan Jaime due to injury. Wendell also remains a major doubt for the Portuguese team due to a muscular problem.
Barcelona has Upper Hand on Porto
Barcelona is unbeaten against Portuguese opposition at home in the European Cup/Champions League in the last nine games, winning seven in the process. FC Porto has lost their last three away games against Barcelona in the Champions League. Robert Lewandowski has scored 47 goals in 42 games in the Champions League since turning 30. FC Porto has only won three of their 14 away games against Spanish sides in the Champions League.
Barcelona vs FC Porto Match Information
- Match: Barcelona (3-0-1) vs FC Porto (3-0-1)
- Location: Estadio Olimpico, Barcelona, Spain
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 3 p.m. ET
- Barcelona vs FC Porto Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Barcelona vs FC Porto Betting Lines
Barcelona vs FC Porto Betting Picks for November 28
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -200 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Champions League odds while the goal line is set at three.
After keeping five clean sheets in their opening six home games this season, the Catalan giants have now conceded in each of the last three and will be missing goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Porto is amazing going forward and we expect them to contribute on the scoresheet. Stats are perfectly in favor of the home team since Barcelona has never lost against a Portuguese opponent at home, so we will combine the moneyline with the goals market in the sportsbook.
Questions Of The Day
Which league offers the best parlay opportunities?
Bundesliga has games yielding an average of over 3½ goals per game. That is excellent for both an “Over 2½ Goals bet or a BTTS Yes” wager, with both of the above regularly copping in a top-flight match.
Which match this week offers the best player props to build a parlay?
Bayern Munich is unbeaten in the last 36 club games in which Leroy Sane has scored. Attempting to stop him will be Copenhagen goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, although he has never kept a clean sheet in a UCL away group match.