Porto vs Lille 08/26/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Pick and Preview
Porto 1-0 Lille
Tuesday 26th August 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Porto 7/10 Draw 5/2 Lille 9/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5
One of the biggest ties of the last qualifing round see's Porto face off against Lille. Lille come into this second leg with a 1-0 deficit having lost ar home, Lille will be looking to Daniel Origi the young Belgian striker who made a big impact at the world cup. With Origi and Kalou up front Lille will be very quick on the counter attack. Can lille do enough to overturn the 1-0 loss at home? Hard to know and while this is a good Lille side personally I havent seen enough from them to think that they can go to Portugal and win.
Porto have lots of star quality and in Jackson Martinez have a World Class striker, Martinez is one of the very best marksmen in Europe and will be keen to prove it again this season. Look for Quintero and Quaersma to provide some of the inspiration from midfield and Porto will be able to rely on a very good defence that has yet to concede this season with three games played.
I think this will be a tactical game and I have no great feelings on it. Porto look the better side on paper but games are not won on paper. Lille have some fast forwards who if given the chance will cause problems. I think that given Porto's great defence in the first game and the fact that they probably wont go all out attack that this game looks like an unders play. Its not a big play but just one that stands off the page statistically with all three of Portos games going under this season and al six of Lille's competitive games also going under this season so far. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo