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Porto vs Besiktas predictions, betting tips and preview: Dragons to extend their perfect start to the season

  • Porto vs Besiktas predictions for their Champions League match on Wednesday
  • These teams are in Group G with Monaco and RB Leipzig
  • Read on for our free predictions and betting tips
Porto's Hector Herrera (right) turns to celebrate after scoring a goal (credit: Getty Images)

Porto vs Besiktas predictions for their Champions League match at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday. These clubs are in the same group as Monaco and RB Leipzig. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.


Porto have begun this season in perfect fashion and we do not expect that 100% record to be dented when they host Besiktas in their Champions League opener.

The Dragons have been overtaken by Benfica as Portugal’s best team in the last few years but what an encouraging start they have made in the quest to win their domestic title for the first time since 2012-13.

Sergio Conceicao, the former Portugal winger who spent a large part of his career playing in Italy, has taken over as Porto’s manager this season and could not have asked for anything more from his new charges than five straight victories and clean sheets in the Primeira Liga.

The only slight worry Conceicao will have here is that in-form striker Vincent Aboubakar, who was on loan at Besiktas last term, misses lining up against his ex-team-mates as he completes a three-match suspension for being sent off against Olympiakos in the Europa League round of 16.

Porto's Hector Herrera (left) celebrates a goal (Getty Images)
Similarly, right-back Maxi Pereira is also banned due to a red card incurred against Juventus last term, but his namesake Ricardo Pereira, who was linked with a move to Tottenham this summer, is a very able deputy.

Besiktas are back-to-back Turkish champions but under-achievers to an extent in Europe, drawing four of their Champions League group matches last season before being trounced 6-0 by Dynamo Kiev to finish third in the table and drop into the Europa League.

In fairness, they got past Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Olympiakos and only lost to Lyon on penalties in the quarter-finals, but it is difficult to escape the theory that the Europa League is a more realistic level for them than mixing it with the continent’s elite.

Porto, on the other hand, regularly get through to the Champions League knockout stage and can make the ideal start in their bid to do so again, with that rock-solid defensive record looking as though it will stand them in very good stead.

Porto vs Besiktas stats


  • This is the fifth match between these clubs in European competitions, Porto being unbeaten against Besiktas with three wins and a draw
  • Under 2.5 goals have been scored in three of those four games
  • Porto have won all five of their matches to nil this season

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Porto vs Besiktas predictions, betting tips and preview: Dragons to extend their perfect start to the season

Porto vs Besiktas predictions for their Champions League match at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday. These clubs are in the same group as Monaco and RB Leipzig. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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