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- FC Porto: Two Versions of the Same Team
- Bayer Leverkusen: Far from Meeting Expectations
- FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Head-to-Head
- FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Information
- FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Lines
- FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
- FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Detail
Prior to the start of the 2022-23 Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League, Atletico Madrid was the betting online favorites to win Group B and FC Porto was the favorites to finish as the runners-up. After two games, Los Colchoneros are third and the Dragons are dead last.
Even so, FC Porto is in control of the odds for Tuesday’s clash against Bayer Leverkusen, the team sitting in second place. The Company Eleven is having a terrible season in the Bundesliga, which is why they’re fully focused on advancing to the Round of 16, making them a tempting underdog.
Let’s check the latest UEFA Champions League odds, stats, injury reports, and UEFA Champions League lines for FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen. We’ve plenty of Vegas UEFA Champions League odds for you to consider.
FC Porto: Two Versions of the Same Team
Almost three weeks ago, Porto played host to Club Brugge and lost 4-0. Good thing we told you to go with the over, right? The Dragons won possession with 55 percent and took more shots in total, but the visitors were more effective in front of the goal.
After that, they drew 1-1 to Estoril, the team sitting in eighth place in the Primeira Liga. The Dragons are third. Most recently, they crushed Braga, the team sitting in second place, 4-1. It could have been 4-0, but Pepe scored an own goal in the second half.
That result allowed them to regain confidence, but manager Sergio Conceicao remains cautious.
“At Porto, we experience finals every day. Each training session is a challenge. We have to win, but we are used to this type of situation. It’s good to have finals every three days. I hope it’s a good game and we can win it because it’s important. We’re going to fight for the ticket, that’s for sure,” said Conceicao in an interview.
That’s precisely why Porto is in control of the Las Vegas odds at +115. Considering they only lost one of their last 16 home games, that’s a very tempting deal – especially because the other 15 games ended in victory.
Bayer Leverkusen: Far from Meeting Expectations
Prior to the start of the season, Bayer Leverkusen was one of the favorites to dethrone Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Well, forget about that as Company Eleven is sitting in 17th place, 12 points behind first.
Most recently, they visited Bayern Munich and lost 4-0. The first half ended 3-0, meaning they never stood a chance. Again, good thing we told you to include the over in your soccer picks, right?
That result is why they’ve shifted their focus towards the UCL, in which they’re 1-0-1. First, they put up a good fight against Club Brugge but still lost 1-0. Later, they pulled off the stunner against Atletico Madrid with two late goals. Robert Andrich scored the opener in the 84th minute and Moussa Diaby sealed the deal three minutes later.
Lately, they’ve struggled when playing on the road, but they won four of their last 10 games away from home, including a 4-2 victory over Hoffenheim, fifth in the Bundesliga. That and the +235 price they’re offering makes them a tempting underdog. They could help you turn $100 into $335.
FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the two in UCL. Their previous two encounters were in the Round of 32 of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League. The German side won the series with a 5-2 aggregate, winning 3-1 at Do Dragao.
Overall, the Dragons own a 15-8-16 record against teams from Germany, while Company Eleven is 9-4-5 against squads from Portugal.
FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Information
- Date: Tuesday, Oct. 4
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Do Dragao, Porto
- Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Live stream: fubo.tv
FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Lines
FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
FC Porto is the better team, no doubt about it. Plus, Bayer Leverkusen’s top scorer, Patrik Schick, is not having a good season. That and the fact that they’ve failed to score in three of their last five road games makes me lean toward a comfortable victory for the home side, so go ahead and include the Dragons in your soccer betting ticket.
Score Prediction: FC Porto 2, Bayer Leverkusen 0