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Porto vs Liverpool predictions: Champions League preview & probable line-ups

101 Great Goals prediction: Porto 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool to beat Porto 2-1 is 8/1 with Paddy Power.

Even away from home, Liverpool’s deadly attack is likely to be too much for an injury-ridden Porto side to handle.

Porto vs Liverpool football betting tips

Porto at home in Europe are notoriously touch, so 2/1 on a home win looks great value.

Liverpool are 13/10 to win, the draw is 12/5.

Think Jurgen Klopp is going to stuff it up? Porto are 11/5 to qualify the tie.

Paddy Power: Porto vs Liverpool odds

Mohamed Salah is 13/8 to score anytime, while Roberto Firmino is 5/1 to score first.

Virgil Van Dijk is 10/1 to get on the scoresheet anytime.

Back BTTS at 4/7, while the against is 5/4.

PORTO, PORTUGAL – JULY 30: Iker Casillas of FC Porto in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between FC Porto and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Estadio do Dragao on July 30, 2017 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Porto vs Liverpool: Champions League Round of 16 preview

Liverpool travel to Portugal for their round of 16 first-leg clash against Porto at the Estadio Do Dragao on Wednesday night.

The Reds head into the match in fairly decent form, with January’s 1-0 defeat at Swansea the only blemish to their recent form.

Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah bagged a goal and an assist each as Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0 on Sunday. Salah is just one goal away from reaching 30 goals in all competitions for the season.

Sergio Conceicao’s Porto side sit at the top of the Primeira Liga table, two points above Benfica, with a game in hand.

Tiquinho (2), Moussa Marega and Sergio Oliveira all netted in Sunday’s 4-0 away win at Chaves.

Porto are currently on a 15-match unbeaten run at home in all competitions.

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2004 winners against 2005 winners

Despite winning only half of their group stage matches, Liverpool managed to top Group E above Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor.

Porto finished as runners-up in a difficult Group G, above RB Leipzig and Monaco, but behind Besiktas.

Roberto Firmino heads into the knockout stages as the tournament’s joint-second leading goalscorer, with six goals to his name.

Porto’s Vincent Aboubakar, Liverpool’s Salah and former Red Philippe Coutinho all scored five times in the group stages.

The 2nd leg will take place on 6 March at Anfield.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 04: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Virgil van Dijk after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Porto team news vs Liverpool

Porto will be hoping to have Ivan Marcano available. The defender has a thigh problem and his absense could leave Porto paper thin at the back.

Fabiano is a long-term absentee with a cruciate ligament injury.

Felipe Monteiro is suspended.

Andre Andre will miss out with an ankle injury, while Danilo Pereira and leading scorer Aboubakar all doubtful.

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Liverpool team news vs Porto

Emre Can will serve a one-match suspension.

Alberto Moreno is available again having made the bench on Sunday at St Mary’s.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to have Joe Gomez available again. Trent Alexander-Arnold provides an alternative.

Jordan Henderson certain to start, while Nathaniel Clyne is a long-term absentee.

Porto predicted line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Porto XI vs Liverpool

Predicted Porto XI vs Liverpool

Liverpool predicted line-up vs Porto

Predicted Liverpool XI vs Porto

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.