Porto vs Athletic Club 10/21/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Preview
Athletic Club vs Porto
Tuesday 21st October 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Porto 7/10 Draw 3Athletic Club See the Latest Odds
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Can Porto take a strangle hold on Group H on Tuesday night? A win over Athletic Club would leave Porto top of the group and depending on results in the other game could leave porto one win from qualification. With a team full of stars Porto are led by star man Jackson Martinez who scored two in three minutes to secure a draw with Shakhtar last time out after trailing 2-0. Quaeresma, Quintero, Martinez and Indi Martins provide the attacking talent and Porto are one of the best teams in Europe to watch right now. They take on an Athletic Club that are really struggling this season so this one could be very one sided.
Athletic Club have lost five of their last eight games and won none. Its hard to make a case for the side from Bilbao when you consider the attacking talent in Porto's ranks. Ernesto Valverde's side though did knock Napoli out of the Champions League in the qualifying phase and there is talent in the squad with Munianin Fernandez and Lopez all invovled in Spains underage set up. Aduriz is the key goal scoring threat for team from the Basque region of Spain.
Quite often these games are analysed to death without just looking at the facts. Porto are the better team here, they are at home and in Martinez they have a game winner. I will be on Porto, big time. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo