Liverpool vs FC Porto
25 Nov 2021
1:30 AM IST | [UTC +5:30]
⭕️ Liverpool XI: Alisson, Williams, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas, Morton, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Minamino.
⭕️ Porto XI: Costa, Mario, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu, Uribe, Oliveira, Otavio, Diaz, Taremi, Evanilson..
⭕️ FT : Liverpool | 2 - 0 | FC Porto
52' | 1 - 0 | Thiago Alcantara
70' | 2 - 0 | Mohamed Salah
Liverpool vs Porto prediction, We are counting down to the Champions League action which took place on Thursday morning when Liverpool played against Porto.
Liverpool will be hoping for a better result after the 3-2 Premier League defeat in the previous match against West Ham United.
In that match, Liverpool managed to control 69% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
For Liverpool, those goals were scored by Alisson (4' Own goal), Trent Alexander-Arnold (41′) and Divock Origi (83′).
On the other hand, West Ham United got 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Pablo Fornals (67′) and Kurt Zouma (74′) scored for West Ham United.
Matches featuring Liverpool often take up a lot of encounters these days with plenty of scoring possibilities.
Over their last 6 matches, a total of 23 goals have been scored for both sides combined (average 3.83 goals per game) with 16 of those coming from Liverpool.
We just have to find out whether the trend can be continued in this game or not.
Porto will go into the meeting after the 0-3 Primeira Liga win vs Santa Clara in their last match.
In that match, Porto managed to control 70% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 10 on target.
For Porto, the goals were scored by Sérgio Oliveira (42′) and Luis Díaz (46′, 77′). For their opponents, Santa Clara have 3 shots on goal with 1 on target.
In their half dozen previous clashes, Porto have helped themselves to a tally of 14 goals. Porto also always scored in every game. During that game, they had 4 goals that went into their own net.
Checking their last head to head encounter back to 28/11/2007 tells us that this match was not good for Porto.
They haven't managed to register any wins while Liverpool have just been stronger than them, ending up victorious in 83% of the games played.
There were also many goals scored in that match, 23 overall for an average of 3.83 goals per game.
The previous league match between these clubs was a Champions League match day 2 on 28/09/2021 when the final score was Porto 1-5 Liverpool.
On that day, Porto had 33% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The goalscorer is Mehdi Taremi (75′).
Liverpool got 21 attempts on goal with 13 of them on target. Mohamed Salah (18′, 60′), Sadio Mané (45′) and Roberto Firmino (77′, 81') goals.
The referee was Sergei Karasev.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns ahead of this game with a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, Porto manager Sérgio Conceição had nothing to worry about fitness before this game.
Pepe is a professional footballer who plays for Porto as a defender. The Portugal international played for Maritimo early in his senior career and in 2004 he moved to Porto.
After making 64 league appearances for the Dragons, he signed for Real Madrid in 2007 and quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Pepe is famous for his tough tackles and the referee often gives him a red card.
The Real Madrid centre-back has often played as a defensive midfielder under Jose Mourinho and it should be noted that he scored five goals in all competitions in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign.
The Portuguese footballer won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in the 2015/2016 season and then in 2016 he helped A Selecao win the European Championship trophy.
Portugal beat France in the title race and Pepe played an important role in Fernando Santos' side in the Euro 2016 final. The Real Madrid defender was born in Maceio, Brazil on February 26, 1983.
Founded in 1892, Liverpool is one of the most famous English clubs in the world. The Reds have a high-level rivalry with Everton and there are always fireworks when the two teams face each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it should be noted that they have won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds titleless.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophies in 2005, with the team coming from three goals down to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have won six European Cups and it is no surprise that they are considered one of Europe's biggest clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most famous footballers who have represented the club over the years. The club's anthem is You'll Never Walk Alone and their shirt color is red.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Porto will have to work hard as a team to get past the Liverpool lineup which we feel will score at least one goal to take the lead.
Therefore, we predict a very draw match with a 1-0 win for Liverpool at the end of the match.
Predicted Score Liverpool vs Porto: 1-0