Porto vs Basel 03/10/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Basel vs Porto
Tuesday 10th March 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Porto 1/2 Draw 7/2 Basel 15/2 See the Latest Odds
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One of the games still in the balance will see Basel travel to Porto with the teams tied 1-1. Porto got back into the tie with a late penalty in Switzerland, Porto have quality players and in Tello, Martinez and Brahimi they have game winners. Since the 1-1 draw Tello in particular has been immense scoring five goals in three games. Jackson martinez though is the star man in Porto and has been linked with a number of moves away from Porto. Martinez has seventeen goals in twenty four games this season and Porto will need Martinez to be at his best against Basel on tuesday night.
Basel themsleves come into this game in strong form having won three in a row. Basel are nine points clear at the top of the Swiss Premier league and look set to be crowned champions again. Led by the experienced Marco Strellar up top and Gashi in midfield , Base have plenty of young talent in their ranks with Gonzalez and Embolo in particular looking like top class youth. Gashi has scored an incredible amount of goals from midfield this season though and if Basel are to progress it will come down to whether Gashi and Strellar can get on the scoresheet.
The first leg of this tie was very tight and Porto struggled to deal with Basel's solid defence and tactics. I think this game could be a similar struggle for Porto and I am going to take the draw here. It could take penalties to seperate these two.