The match between Porto vs Liverpool will take place at the Do Dragao Stadium, Porto, Wednesday (29/9/2021) early morning WIB. Kick-off will be held at 02.00 WIB.
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On the first matchday of Group B, Liverpool managed to win 3-2 over AC Milan. Meanwhile, Sergio Conceicao’s Porto can only play a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool are slightly more favored to win in this match. However, Porto bagged an unbeaten record in the last 18 matches in all competitions.
Porto’s last home defeat occurred when clashed with Chelsea in the Champions League, April 2021. Since then Conceicao’s men have performed well with a draw Manchester City including claiming victory over Juventus.
Porto were asked to take advantage of Liverpool’s defensive line which has recently become more easily penetrated. For example, in the Reds’ most recent match in the Premier League against Brentford, Virgil van Dijk et al conceded three goals.
The hosts are likely to field Marko Grujic as a starter, considering the player was once in Liverpool’s uniform. Defenders Ivan Marcano and Fabio Cardoso are predicted to appear as a defensive duo from the first minute.
While in the Liverpool camp, Juergen Klopp lost Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita who were injured. Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, and Curtis Jones are predicted to fill the Reds’ midfield in this match.