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FC Porto vs. Liverpool 9/28/21 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

FC Porto vs. Liverpool
September 28, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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FC Porto is hosting Liverpool at Estadio do Dragao in round 2 of Group B of the UEFA Champions League. Porto hasn’t lost any of their last 21 games, which is impressive, but they are still not at the top of the Primeira Liga. Liverpool is still undefeated in the EPL and the Champions League, but their defense looked incredibly sloppy in their last game.

Porto’s defense has been solid so far with only 4 conceded goals, and they were able to get a positive result against Atletico Madrid in round 1. Porto has had 44% of ball possession in that game, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. This was a tough game without many good chances, and it ended in a 0-0 draw. Porto has also conceded a red card in this game, and Mbemba will be suspended for this game because of it. Porto has conceded a lot of yellow cards in this game as well, but they have proven they can defend well. Porto has a solid chance to get to the second spot, but it is a tough group, competitive group, and Porto will need to start scoring goals if they want to get through.

As I’ve mentioned, Liverpool’s defense has looked really sloppy against Brentford, and they have conceded 3 goals. Liverpool was dominant in this game with 67% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. After conceding a goal in the 27th minute, Liverpool has tied the score in the 31st, and they have gotten ahead in the 54th minute. After conceding another goal in the 63rd minute, Liverpool was once again ahead in the 67th minute. Unfortunately for Liverpool, they have conceded another goal, and this game has ended in a 3-3 draw. as far as the Champions League goes, Liverpool has beaten Milan in round 1, they have scored 3 goals, and that was enough for them to take the top of this group. We know that Liverpool is a great offensive team, but their defense will need to be a lot better if they want to get far in this competition. Yes, Liverpool will advance past the group stage, but we will see how far by competing in the EPL as well.

Both teams are undefeated for a while, especially Porto, but Liverpool is the better team. The trends are on Liverpool’s side in this matchup, and I think they will win this game, but because of Liverpool’s defense, I think Porto will score here.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Liverpool to win and both teams to score +240

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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