Porto vs Man City betting
FC Porto are without a doubt a highly respected team throughout Europe, they continually produce fresh young players and seem to do well day in and day out. The Europa League will be a priority for the club, as they have a huge following and without a doubt they don’t only have reputation to succeed but they also have the players and the highly respected manager to ensure that they proceed into the latter stages of the tournament without much real difficulty.
It should also be noted that this season FC Porto have only lost one game at home, this is a fantastic record and this also goes to show that they defiantly a team who can play real football and pull of fantastic wins.
FC Porto’s main man is Hulk, he has a fabulous record and he is an international superstar, many clubs want him to represent them, but unfortunately he is highly committed to FC Porto. Any opposition team should be aware of the young talent that FC Porto possesses, especially Hulk, he has a fantastic wide range of skills and possesses a real football brain.
The Europa Cup is a tournament that FC Porto should do well in, especially in light of their strong home performances.
Before December Manchester City looked unstoppable, home and away, they processed victory after victory, however since then their performances have not be too good, especially away from home. For starters, with their squad and finances everyone near enough expected them to be a favourite for the Champions League this season, but they are knocked out therefore to be fair, their players and the manager is under a lot of pressure to basically win the Europa League, they really should and perhaps will not settle for anything less.
In the Champions League Man City were given a nightmare group, most likely the most competitive, but as stated with this squad people would have expected Man City to go far in the tournament, but even in the Premiership of late, they have lost against Chelsea, Everton and Sunderland and the fact is, the teams who they lost against really didn’t play spectacularly, they just stuck to their basics and tried to frustrate Man City. Even on the weekend against Aston Villa, although Man City dominated periods of the game, Aston Villa really did create some close chances and on another day with a little bit less luck Man City really could have lost the match.
Without a doubt Man City have a few problems that need ironing out and their fixtures now will come thick and fast so it’s about time that they for sure end the critics.
This is a big fixture and for the first match you wouldn’t assume that either of the teams will take a massive risk in how they set up, but saying that FC Porto really do have a phenomenal home record and they 100% have the ability to push on for the win, but I can’t imagine Man City playing to aggressively away from home, they are an highly organised team in defence but their attack has been letting them down, consequently I don’t see too many goals but FC Porto just edge it on home form and talent.
FC Porto 1 – 0 Manchester City (8/1 Paddy Power)
First Goal Scorer Hulk (6/1 BetFred)
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