EUROPA: Champions League – Group Stage
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+1)
Prior to the 5th round of the group stage of the Champions League the champion of Turkey Beşiktaş, the only leader of the group G, has 10 points. The second place is taken by the 3rd winner of Portuguese La Liga Porto (6 points). Then we have the vice-champion of Germany Leipzig (4) and the defending champion of French championship Monaco (2). The central meeting of the forthcoming match day will be held between two leaders of the 7th group.
Beşiktaş Turkey (the head coach Şenol Güneş)
Two rounds before the ending of the group stage the Eagles from Istanbul are ahead of the 3rd team of the group (German Leipzig) with 6 points. This means that for getting into the first round of play-off the hosts of Beşiktaş Park have to earn only 1 point in two left matches. At the same time, even the goalless draw that will be gained during the nearest home match against the Dragons will make the team of Şenol Güneş the final winner of the 7th group.
Porto Portugal (the head coach Sérgio Conceição)
The two-times champion of Europe (1987, 2004) has absolutely different motivation factor. Of course, the program-maximum is the first place. But in order to achieve this Dragons have to play back from the champion of Turkey 4 points during two last rounds.
The most preferable now is the program-minimum that is the getting of the team of Sérgio Conceição into the 1/8 final from the second position. In order to achieve this goal Porto has to earn 4 more points or to hope that Leipzig will make any mistakes during two left matches against Monaco (on the 21st of November) and Beşiktaş (on the 6th of December).
But in any case, both participants of the forthcoming battle at Beşiktaş Park take the most preferable position than their rivals. To tell the truth, the teams of Şenol Güneş and Sérgio Conceição will be glad with the goalless draw. This outcome is the most acceptable for two favorites of the 7th group as Leipzig will play away match against Monaco and here the loss of points of the vice-champion of Germany is quite predictable.
Beşiktaş – 2.87, draw – 3.20, Porto – 2.50;
Our tip: Draw - odds 3.25 William Hill