Liverpool vs Porto Match Info
Date: Tuesday April 9 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
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These two met in the knockout rounds on Liverpool’s path to the final last season, with the Reds enjoying a comfortable 5-0 win in the first leg before taking their foot off the gas and resting the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah in the return leg as they produced a goalless stalemate at Anfield.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring and produced a hat-trick in that first encounter and has now delivered 13 goals in his past 17 Champions League appearances, while recently he’s bagged 12 goals in 14 matches for club and country since mid-January.
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Liverpool vs Porto Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
March 6 2018: Liverpool 0-0 Porto
February 14 2018: Porto 0-5 Liverpool
November 28 2007: Liverpool 4-1 Porto
September 18 2007: Porto 1-1 Liverpool
Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Liverpool wins: 3
Porto wins: 0
Liverpool vs Porto Stats
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of the six previous matches between these clubs
- Porto have scored only one goal in their three visits to Anfield
- They have also never won in 18 previous trips to England, losing 15 times
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Liverpool will be hoping history repeats itself when they face Porto in the knockout stage of the Champions League for the second season running.
The Reds ousted the Portuguese club on the way to last year’s final in Kiev, albeit a round earlier than this quarter-final tie, and now try to do the same as they target this term’s showdown in Madrid.
But Jurgen Klopp’s side will want to fare better than the 0-0 draw at Anfield they played out with the Dragons, although that scoreline did not matter because the hard work had been done away from home in the first leg.
The Premier League leaders will instead be eyeing a repeat of the 5-0 triumph they registered in Porto which rendered the return match a formality, with Sadio Mane starring on that occasion with a hat-trick.
Porto, who are in a straight fight with Benfica to retain their domestic title, are in similarly strong form now compared with 12 months ago and although they beat Roma in the first knockout round, they have not done anything to suggest they can gain revenge on Liverpool.
It would be a shock if the English club failed to reach the semi-finals and they are expected to take a healthy lead to Portugal for next week’s second leg and with a clean sheet to boot.
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Liverpool vs Porto Betting Tips
Liverpool to win to nil @ 11/10 with Paddy Power
Liverpool -1 on the handicap @ 5/6 with Paddy Power