Chelsea vs. FC Porto Pick & Prediction APR 7TH 2021
Chelsea FC Porto
FC Porto (16-6-2) is currently the second place team in the Portuguese Liga. Porto went 4-1-1 in Group C action finishing just behind Manchester City then won on aggregate 4-4 over Juventus in the Round of 16.
Chelsea (14-9-7) is the fourth place team in the English Premier League. Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 on aggregate in the Round of 16 to advance to the Champions League quarterfinal. Chelsea went unbeaten 14 matches in a row before bowing to West Bromwich 5-2 in English Premier League play. West Brom is currently 19 th in the EPL standings.
The two clubs have played each other eight times, all in the UEFA Champions League. The most recent meetings were in the 2015-16 Champions League group stage. Each side won its home match. FC Porto won 2-1 in Portugal and Chelsea won 2-0 in England.
TV: CBS Sports Network.
Line: FC Porto +375/Chelsea -120/Draw +245
Asian Handicap: FC Porto +0.5 (Even) vs. Chelsea -0.5 (-120)
Game Total: Over 2 goals (-140) vs. Under 2 goals (+120)
About FC Porto: FC Porto is the second most decorated team in Portugal, though the club has won more international competitions than any other club from Portugal. They last won the UEFA Champions League in 2003-04, their second such title (1986-87 was the other). Porto’s home record against English clubs is 8-7-5 with all five of those defeats coming in the last nine matches. One of those losses was a 4- 1 loss to Liverpool –the eventual champion – in the 2018-1 Champions League quarterfinal second leg.
About Chelsea: The club has a long history of success in European play. Chelsea last won the UEFA Champions League in 2011-12. The club is one of only five to have won all three of UEFA’s main competitions. Chelsea last won the FA Cup in 2017-18. Chelsea has a formidable record in Champions League quarterfinals though this is the club’s first appearance at this stage since 2014.
1. Chelsea has won five of the sides’ previous eight meetings, which have all come in UEFA Champions League play.
2. This year marks Porto’s 24th UEFA Champions League season, which is fewer than only Barcelona and Real Madrid (both have 25). FC Porto has qualified for the knockout stage in each of its last four appearances in the group stage.
3. Chelsea won all three of its away matches in group play this season. In a 4-0 win over Sevilla, Olivier Giroud became the first Chelsea player to ever score four goals in a European Cup match and the oldest – 34 years, 63 days – to record a hat trick in UEFA Champions League history.
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