Club Brugge and FC Porto face off on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group B showdown at Jan Breydel Stadium. When these two teams faced off on September 13th it was Club Brugge that secured the 4-0 victory. They scored a goal in the 15th minute, and three goals in the second half on the way to the victory. Club Brugge out shot FC Porto 7-4 on the way to the victory.
Club Brugge comes into this game sitting 1st place in the group having picked up 10 points. Club Brugge’s last Premier League game came against Atlético Madrid, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. On Saturday, Club Brugge faced off against Union-Saint Gilloise, and the game ended in a 2-2 draw. They only had two shots on goal, but 70 percent of the possession, and it was a pretty dominant victory. Kamal Sowah picked up a red card in the last game and will be suspended for this game, and, which is a big loss for this team.
On the other side of this matchup is FC Porto who sit in second place in the group having picked up six points. FC Porto’s last Premier League game came against Leverkusen, and that game ended in a 3-0 victory. Mehdi Taremi scored two goals and both were by a penalty kick. Against Benfica, in the last game, the offense couldn’t get on the board, and they were defeated 1-0. Joao Mario is dealing with an injury and won’t be able to go in this game. Pepe is also dealing with a knee injury and his status for this game is questionable.
FC Porto knows they need to pick up the three points here, and not having Sowah here is a big loss for Club Brugge. I expect Club Brugge is going to have some major issues scoring, and they might even be shut out. Look for FC Porto to score a couple of goals, and they will secure the victory.