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Best Soccer Bets Today: Porto vs Arsenal

Ending a seven-year exile from the Champions League knockout stages, Arsenal travels to Portugal for the first leg of their last-16 affair with Porto on Wednesday. The visitors are favorites to lift the trophy and our soccer bet pick for Feb. 13.

 

Best Soccer Bets Today: Porto vs Arsenal
Best Soccer Bets Today: Porto vs Arsenal

Porto vs Arsenal Match Information

  1. Match: Porto (4-0-2) vs Arsenal (4-1-1)
  2. Location: Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal
  3. Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. ET
  4. Porto vs Arsenal Live Stream: Fubo.tv

 

Porto quickly bounced back from a shocking 3-2 loss to Arouca, with the team beating Estrela 2-0 in their last league match, but they will have a mountain to climb against the in-form Arsenal. Zaidu has joined Ivan Marcano in the recovery room, with Jorge Sanchez likely to sneak into the starting lineup.

Mikel Arteta’s men, on the other hand, are on a five-game winning run in all competitions. As Arsenal looked sharp in front of goal in back-to-back wins over West Ham United (6-0) and Burnley (5-0), so if you’re betting online you should back them to score multiple goals.

You can watch the Porto vs. Arsenal game on FOX or stream it on FuboTV this Sunday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m.

Porto vs Arsenal Odds and Spreads

Porto vs Arsenal Prediction

Arsenal 3, Porto 1

  1. Porto hasn’t seen past the Quarter-finals in the Champions League since they won the competition back in 2004.
  2. Arsenal has kept three clean sheets in their last nine games.
  3. Only Real Sociedad conceded fewer than Arsenal’s four goals in the Champions League group stage.
  4. In the Champions League, Arsenal hasn’t made it past the Round of 16 since 2011, though this is their first time back in the competition since 2017.
  5. The last time they progressed from the Round of 16, they beat Porto in 2009-10, but even then they lost the first leg on Portuguese soil.
  6. Porto and Arsenal have met six times, with the first meeting back in 2006.
  7. Arsenal has the marginal lead in the fixture with three wins in comparison to Porto’s two wins, with one draw so far.
  8. This fixture has been grounds for goals in the past, with three games ending with more than three goals. In fact, the last time out saw five goals, all from Arsenal.

Porto vs Arsenal Over/Under Pick: Over 2½ Goals (Ev)

Arsenal has won five league games in a row and scored 21 goals. Most impressively of all, 11 of them have come in their last two matches.

We expect an entertaining game with at least three goals, so back the over in your soccer picks and parlays.

Porto vs Arsenal Player Prop Pick: Bukayo Saka Anytime Goalscorer (+240)

Bukayo Saka is on fire, hitting doubles in his last two matches to take his tally to six goals in his last four matches. He has 15 for the season and we expect him to extend his amazing run of form.

He is priced at +240 at our online sportsbook to find the back of the net on Wednesday, a great value bet for soccer player props.

Porto vs Arsenal Best Game Prop: Over 2½ and Both Teams To Score – Yes (+135)

As admirable as Porto’s home defensive record is, Arsenal’s astonishing attacking exploits since the turn of the year – particularly away from home – suggest that the Dragons’ rearguard nous may count for little if the Gunners’ offensive line is on song once again.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Who is the player to watch for Porto against Arsenal?


Evanilson is deadly in one-on-one situations and can pose a major threat in the attacking third with his goals. With his trickery and ability to score spectacular goals from nowhere, he brings a Brazilian flavor to his game. In the last seven matches, he has scored eight goals and will hope to be a huge threat to the Gunners’ defense.

What player should you back for the shots market in the Porto vs Arsenal match?


Arsenal’s captain Martin Odegaard is averaging 1.47 shots taken per match this season and 0.78 shots on target. He is priced at -126 to record at least one shot on target on Wednesday, a great value bet for this clash.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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