Europa: Champions League – Group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
Having gained two victories at the beginning of group tournament Beşiktaş from Turkey became the only leader of the 7th Champions league’s quartet:
Beşiktaş – 6, Porto – 3, Leipzig – 1, Monaco – 1;
So, what do we have now? The winner of the forthcoming match at Red Bull Arena will become the main challenger of the champion from Turkey. At the same time, the team that will lose can take the final 4th line according to the results of three matchdays.
RB Leipzig Germany (the head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl)
The vice-champion during the away match of the previous round of German Bundesliga at the largest football arena of the country Signal Iduna Park had managed to win over Borussia Dortmund (2:3). At the 4th minute of this match an accurate kick of the center forward of the hosts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had reached its aim (1:0). But then the goals were scored in the gates of Die Schwarzgelben - 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 (Marcel Sabitzer, Yussuf Poulsen, Jean-Kévin Augustin). As a result the vice-champion had managed to save the winning score and climb at the 3rd line of the tournament bracket.
Porto Portugal (the head coach Sérgio Conceição)
The nearest opponent of Leipzig had also spent very difficult match during the last round of national championship. An opponent of Porto was Sporting Lisbon. The game of two grandees of the Portuguese football ended with goalless draw.
And now all thoughts of the team of Sérgio Conceição are focused on successful game at Red Bull Arena. To tell the truth, the guests will be pleased even with goalless draw.
Both favorites of the group are playing away matches and that is why their main aim is to save their current tournament advantage. But both Monaco at its home arena in Monte-Carlo and vice-champion of Germany Leipzig have to gain victories.
Leipzig – 2.00, draw – 3.50, Porto –3.60;
tip: Leipzig (Asian handicap 0) - odds 1.51 5Dimes