Liverpool vs Porto Prediction & Betting Tips


LIVERPOOL host Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Daniel McCulloch (@DMcCulloch1984) shares his favourite fancies.

Liverpool vs Porto | Wednesday 24th November 2021, 20:00 | BT Sport

Liverpool find themselves in the enviable position of having secured top spot in their Champions League group with two matches to play. Their opponents tonight, Porto, are part of a three-way fight for second place, so clearly this game is more important for them.

Jurgen Klopp has suggested that he won’t make wholesale changes but I struggle to believe that won’t be the case. Most of his side have recently come back from an international break, there is a tough schedule of matches coming up in December and Liverpool have a thinner squad their closest league competitors, Chelsea and Manchester City.

With changes therefore, likely, I am going to avoid the match prices as I don’t expect a fluent encounter. With BTTS as short as 7/10, I did consider opposing that but have instead chose a couple of card markets.

The first is frequent offender, Pepe. The 38-year-old centre back has received four booking in nine domestic matches this term and up against a mobile Liverpool frontline, I expect him to resort to foul means on occasion, so like the 12/5 with Bet365 on him seeing a card.

Another player I like to be carded is Mateus Uribe at 11/4 with Unibet. He has been booked in two of his three Champions League matches already and with such an accommodating referee – Felix Zwayer averages 5.24 cards per game in Champions League matches (110 cards in 21 matches) – in what is a huge fixture for Porto, I think the Colombian is likely to cross the line at some point.

Best Bets

Liverpool vs Porto – Pepe to be booked (12/5 Bet365)

Liverpool vs Porto – Mateus Uribe to be booked (11/4 Unibet)

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I have loved numbers and sport throughout my life, so betting was a natural step. I started writing my own betting column at university and have continued throughout my adult life. I bet on football, golf and the NFL mainly but two flies going up a wall could also capture my attention. I am a West Brom fan and also follow teams in other sports but I think it's fair to say that no side compare with The Baggies!

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