Three straight wins in UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group C have put FC Porto on the brink of qualification to the knockout stages. Though facing adverse odds as outsiders, they need just a single point from their last two matches to progress for the fourth time in a row, and sustain their chances of winning this competition for the first time since 2004.
Scoring nine goals after the 80th minute across their last ten home matches, Porto are on a run of seven straight home wins in this phase of the UCL. Since June, they have won ten (L1) of their 11 competitive home matches, keeping a clean sheet in seven of them, including both UCL group stage home fixtures.
Manchester City have already qualified from this group after winning the first four matches. They scored three goals in the first three matches before a 1-0 win last round secured progression. A single point across their last two matches will secure the group win, and City are in decent form, having won five of their last seven in all competitions (D1, L1).
Away from home, they’ve won nine (D2, L2) of their last 13 European matches, with both defeats coming against Premier League colleagues. None of their last four competitive away matches (W3, L1) have featured both teams scoring, and just one of their last six featured over 2.5 goals.
Our tipsters have tipped City to get the double over the former European champions and you can stake on Betpay with odds of 1.80.
Prediction: Porto 0-3 Man City