Betting tips & odds comparison 07.04.2021 FC Porto - Chelsea FC
Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2020/2021 Champions League between FC Porto and Chelsea FC. The game will be played at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla, Spain) on 07.04.2021 at 21:00.
FC Porto vs Chelsea, Champions League 07.04.2021
Chelsea will look to restore default settings after the humiliating loss at the weekend when they travel to Seville for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Porto on Wednesday.
Because of strict Covid protocols, the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville will be the venue for the two-legged encounter and whoever will adopt quickest may very well get the edge in this match up.
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Porto upset the odds in the round of 16 by knocking out a highly fancied Juventus side in thrilling fashion to book this date in the last eight. They entered the round of 16 as rank outsiders but a 2-1 home win over Juventus in the first leg put the footballing world on notice. They would go on to lose the dramatic second leg 3-2 in extra time but qualified on account of away goals.
The Portuguese side are no strangers to fairy tale runs. Jose Mourinho famously won this trophy with them back in the 2004 final against Monaco at the Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
They have never advanced past the quarter-finals of this tournament since that Mourinho win. Coach Sergio Conceicao however is determined to see them through even though the odds are once again stacked against them here.
Chelsea’s improved defence under new tactician Thomas Tuchel has been their signature as they put up a string of impressive performances under the former PSG coach. They shut down the likes of Atletico Madrid and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Ironically though, it is relegation-threatened West Brom under Sam Allardyce that burst their bubble, pumping five goals against the 10 man Chelsea who had Thiago Silva ejected in the first half for two bookable offences.
That was Thomas Tuchel first defeat since taking over the reins from Frank Lampard. It ultimately proved costly as West Ham’s win at Wolves on Sunday means they leapfrogged their London neighbours into the fourth and final Champions League slot as we get to the business end of the season.
The Blues have looked good in this season’s Champions League though and they will look to build on their impressive success over Atletico in the previous round.
Possible Line Ups
|Out: Mbaye (Injured), Sergio Oliveira (Suspended), Taremi (Suspended) and Kante (Injured), Pulisic (Injured)|
FC PORTO VS CHELSEA BETTING PREDICTIONS
Tuchel will demand an immediate response to their inexplicable capitulation at the weekend against West Brom. Prior to that game, they had kept seven straight clean sheets across all competitions. Naturally, this will be the first areas of focus for Tuchel. We, therefore, expect a tight encounter against a Porto team that certainly demands respect after the exploits in the last round. Chelsea’s defence should be able to deal with much of what Porto will throw at them. We fancy Chelsea to bounce back with a narrow win and we are therefore picking Chelsea to win and Under 4.5 goals @ 1.89 as the first of our betting tips today.
Porto did well to beat Juve in the last round but it may have been a Pyrrhic victory as it came at a huge cost with a number of key players picking up bookings that keep them out of this game. Juventus did beat them 12-1 on corners and with Chelsea likely to dominate proceedings here, we expect more of the same in this market. We are therefore backing Chelsea to get more corners here as they did in both legs against Atletico @ 1.63 as our final shout for this clash.
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