FC Porto v Bayern Munich Preview

April 14, 2015 | By

Coral Free BetsUEFA Champions League Quarter Final 1st Leg action Wednesday Night comes from The Estadio Do Dragao and features FC Porto versus Bayern Munich.

View our Betting Preview, Match Odds, Tips and Predictions for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 5 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

FC Porto v Bayern Munich Preview, Champions League, Wednesday 15th April 2015

FC Porto head into this game having destroyed FC Basel in the last round with a 5-1 aggregate score and will certainly have no fear on Wednesday night when they play host to the mighty Bayern Munich.

The Portuguese side are playing catch up in their domestic league and currently occupy 2nd place behind arch rivals Benfica having won 21, drawn 5 and lost 2 of their 28 matches played this season, but both the players and fans will still believe that they can secure the title in the final few weeks and a good showing in this tournament will only fuel the confidence, so it will be important for the hosts to get at least something from this game for the return leg in Germany next week.

Bayern Munich head into the game having completely obliterated Shakhtar Donetsk in their previous round encounter 7-0 on aggregate and that score line will definitely have made a number of the big teams left in this tournament pay attention.

The 4 time winners are also dominating proceedings in their domestic league where they currently have a 10pt lead over 2nd placed Wolfsburg and with the club having also reached the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal the treble is certainly within their reach.

FC Porto Team News:

Marcano misses out in this game due to suspension and both Martinez and Tello are carrying slight knocks and will both under take a late fitness test to see if they can be involved. Otherwise the hosts have a full squad available and players like Yacine Brahimi, Vincent Baoubakar and Hector Herrera all look like making the starting lineup for this one.

Bayern Munich Team News:

Alaba, Benatia, Javi Martinez, Ribery, Robben, Schweinsteiger and Starke all remain unavailable for this game as each player receives treatment for respective injury related problems. Kurt and Pizarro are both carring knocks and are doubts, but will each under take a late fitness test to see if they can be involved.

FC Porto v Bayern Munich Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s quarter final 1st leg match at the Estadio Do Dragao will become the very first meeting between the two clubs over recent years so unfortunately we have not historic head to head statistics data to provide you with.

The two clubs last met each other back in the quarterfinals of the European Cup/Champions League, with Bayern Munich progressing through in both occasions (1990/91 and 1999/00).

FC Porto are currently 28 matches into their Primeira Liga season and occupy 2nd position in the league table having won 21, drawn 5 and lost 2.

Bayern Munich are currently 28 matches into their Bundesliga season and occupy 1st position in the league table having won 22 drawn 4 and lost 2 and are 10pts clear of 2nd placed Wolfsburg.

21/04/15 UCL Bayern Munich v FC Porto – : –
15/04/15 UCL FC Porto v Bayern Munich – : –

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

No average goals per game statistics to provide you with as this will be the very first time the two clubs have met each in recent years, but based on their performances during the last round where FC Porto scored 5 and conceded 1 and Bayern Munich scored 7 and conceded 0, it does look likely that this match will see it’s fair share of goals grace the back of the nets.

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FC Porto v Bayern Munich Recent Form (Left to Right)

FC Porto: W D L W W

Bayern Munich: W L W W W

Bayern Munich have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having managed to win 4 and lose 1 of their previous five matches played, compared to FC Porto who have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their previous five matches played.

FC Porto v Bayern Munich Match Betting Odds Market

FC Porto are currently a best price of 19/5 with Betfred – Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets for New Registering Accounts to win this game on Wednesday night and this does look good value considering their result in the previous round and the fact that they have home advantage.

The Draw will obviously suit Bayern Munich here and I would expect them to have a game plan that does consist of them returning home with at least a point from this game so it could be a wise choice to get something on this as your main cover play at a current best price of 14/5 with Sky Bet – Bet £5 & Get £20 Free, Then a Free £5 Bet Every Week Once Registered

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FC Porto v Bayern Munich Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Both sides have enjoyed plenty of success in this tournament over the years and both have strong squads available in the lead up to this game.

However, the loss of Ribery and Robben for Bayern Munich will see them having to field a slightly lesser strength side that they could and do look worth taking on here with the odds on FC Porto looking very generous indeed.

FC Porto will need to be at their very best if they are to beat Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, but they did have a very impress 5-1 victory over FC Basel in the previous round and the players will certainly be confident of their chances in this game.

As such my Banker is going to be for FC Porto +1 Asian Handicap as I do feel that they can secure at least a draw to take over to Germany for the 2nd leg next week and that would be enough to see this prediction successful.

My Saver is going to be for Both Teams to Score & Bayern Munich to Win as in my opinion the visitors still have the stronger squad available and if a certain Thomas Muller is in the mood he can win this game single handed.

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