EUROPA: Champions League – group stage – round 1
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The beginning of the Champions League is full of interesting football matches but the meeting between Porto– Beşiktaş is something very special. The quartet of group G has equal rivals (also Leipzig and Monaco) and here every match will have great significance for final distribution of places in the tournament bracket.
Recently, Portuguese grandee had lost steam and player personnel matters are not so elite. We doubt that this negative trend will last for a long time. Now the new coach of Porto Sérgio Conceição is “building” his new team using his own ideas. Porto has experienced great changes in comparison with previous season as the leaving of André Silva, Rúben Neves and Bruno Indi is a great loss for the squad. Porto has strengthened its squad by signing Óliver Torres (bought from Atlético) and goalkeeper Alves. Porto is demonstrating good football at the beginning of national championship season.
Beşiktaş was seriously renewed. The team is trying to consolidate its position as the leader of the Turkish football. The team had parted with such players as Marcelo, Beck, Rodolfo, Ba, Aboubakar (loaned from Porto) and Milošević. The strengthening that this team has done is even more interesting than the list of losses – experienced Caner, Pepe Negredo and Medel and also several young Turkish players. The future of this team in the Champions League is rather sunny as at the beginning of new season Beşiktaş demonstrates good results.
Portuguese club is really good now and on the back of Beşiktaş that is still in the process of renewing itself, is performing as solid and united mechanism. And what is more interesting, the statistics of previous matches of these teams is favorable for Porto (3 wins in 4 battles).
Our tip: Porto to win - odds 1.58 5Dimes
Only one match between Porto and Beşiktaş has ended with the result of 2 goals in one match (3:1). The beginning of the tournament will be for both teams very careful and so we don’t expect a lot of scored goals.
under (3.0) – odds 1.56 5Dimes