FC Porto vs. Leverkusen
October 12, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Leverkusen +105 / FC Porto +235 // Total: 2.5
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Leverkusen and FC Porto face off on Wednesday in a Group B UEFA Champions League showdown at BayArena.
These two teams faced off last Tuesday, it was FC Porto that were able to secure the 2-0 victory. It was a pretty even game, but they scored two goals after the 69th minute to secure the victory. They only had 41 percent of the possession and four shots on target. Leverkusen had six shots on target and 59 percent of the possession. Jeremie Frimpong picked up a red card in the 88th minute.
FC Porto is currently tied for second place in the standings, having picked up three points. FC Porto faced off against Portimonense on Saturday, and it was FC Porto that were able to secure the 2-0 victory. FC Porto had seven shots on target and 58 percent of the possession on the way to the victory. Pepe is dealing with an ankle injury, and he’s not going to be able to go in this game.
Leverkusen comes into this game tied for second place in the standings, having picked up three points. Over the weekend, they faced off against Schalke, and they were able to secure a 4-0 victory. Moussa Diaby opened up the scoring in the 38th minute, and that opened up the floodgates as they cruised to the victory. They had 60 percent of the possession and seven shots on target on the way to the victory. They allowed only one shot on target by Schalke. Jeremie Frimpong and Robert Andrich are both suspended for this game, and they won’t be able to play here. Karim Bellarabi, Florian Wirtz, and Exequiel Palacios are all dealing with injuries also and won’t be able to go in this game.
FC Porto beat Leverkusen in the last game, but this one will be a little different. I do trust this Leverkusen offense, and they are going to score at least a couple of goals. FC Porto is going to struggle to find offensive success and that will be the difference as Leverkusen gets the job done. Back Leverkusen on the money line.