Chelsea v FC Porto Preview

December 8, 2015 | By

BetVictor £50 Free BetsUEFA Champions League Group G action on Wednesday night comes from Stamford Bridge and features Chelsea versus FC Porto.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 2 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

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Chelsea v FC Porto Preview, Champions League, Group G, Wednesday 9th December 2015

Chelsea head into this game leading the way at the top of the group g table on 10pts and a point from this game at home against FC Porto on Wednesday night would be enough to send them through to the next phase of the tournament.

FC Porto are currently placed second in the group but on the same points as their hosts, but due to their inferior goal average they would need to win this game to guarantee their advancement to the next round of the tournament as point would not be good enough if Dynamo Kyiv beat whipping boys Maccabi Tel Aviv in their final game of the group.

Chelsea Team News:

The hosts have been boosted by news that skipper John Terry is likely to return straight into the starting lineup for this game having now fully recovered from injury and both Ramires and Radamel Falcao are also both available for selection. Diego Costa will probably keep his place up front despite having looked a mere shadow of the player he was last season.

FC Porto Team News:

The visitors have almost a full squad to choose from here but will continue to be without both Pablo Osvaldo and Andre Silva as they continue to receive treatment for knee and ankle injuries respectively.

Striker Vincent Aboubakar and midfielder Jesus Corona have scored 11 goals between them on the domestic front this season and will be the two main attacking threats for the Chelsea defence to contend with on Wednesday night.

Chelsea v FC Porto Head to Head Statistics:

Wednesday night’s game from Stamford Bridge will become the eight meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Chelsea have won three times, compared to FC Porto having won just the one with the remaining match finishing all square.

29/09/15 UCL Porto – Chelsea 2 : 1
25/11/09 UCL Porto – Chelsea 0 : 1
15/09/09 UCL Chelsea – Porto 1 : 0
06/03/07 UCL Chelsea – Porto 2 : 1
21/02/07 UCL Porto – Chelsea 1 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

17 Goals have been scored in the previous 7 matches played between the two clubs over the years, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.43.

8 of those Goals have came in the previous 3 games played between the two clubs at Stamford Bridge and this generates us an average goals per game statistic of 2.67.

Looking at both sets of data above, it does seem to suggest that we should see between two or three goals scored in this game on Wednesda night.

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Chelsea v FC Porto Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Chelsea: L W W D L

FC Porto: W L W W W

FC Porto have a clear advantage in the recent form statistics having won three and lost one of their previous five matches played, compared to Chelsea who have won two, drawn one and lost two of their previous five matches played.

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Chelsea v FC Porto Match Betting Odds Market

Chelsea have not been playing at all well this season on the domestic front and I can certainly see them struggling in this match on Wednesday night against tough looking opponents, so it does suprise me to see them as the clear favourites to win this game at a current best price available of 21/20 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets For New Customers.

The Draw is currently a best price of 5/2 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets for New Customers and could be worth getting something on as your main cover option here as a point would be good enough to send Chelsea through to the next round of the tournament.

FC Porto have to win this game to ensure they book a place in the next round as CSKA Moscow look likely winners against bottom of the group Maccabi Tel Aviv and the visitors look value a current best price avaialble of 16/5 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account

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Chelsea v FC Porto Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Something is seriously wrong at Chelsea football club this season as not only are the side struggling to win games in the premiership, they are also struggling to even qualify from the champions league group stage, which is something they usually manage to do with their eyes closed, so I can’t really have much confidence in the hosts being able to win this match on Wednesday night, especially having been beaten in the reverse fixture by FC Porto.

FC Porto must win to guarantee they qualify for the knock out stages of the tournament and I believe they can actually win this game as an early goal by the visitors would then force Chelsea to attack further up the field, which inevitably then leaves gaps for the Porto strikers to attack and although most people reading this preview will probably think I have lost my mind, my Banker Free Tip for this game will be FC Porto to Win the match.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for FC Porto midfielder Jesus Corona to open up the goal scoring for the visitors and with him currently the leading goalscorer for his club this season in the league, he looks great value at his current odds on offer.

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