Porto vs Arsenal Preview and Prediction

Porto vs Arsenal – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 21/02/2024

Porto vs Arsenal Match Analysis

Match Preview:

FC Porto will host Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 fixture.

Currently occupying the 3rd position in the Primeira Liga standings, Porto has had a below-par season so far.

Despite a 2-0 victory over Estrele in their last outing, the Portuguese side faces a tough challenge against Arsenal.

On the other hand, Arsenal is positioned second in the Premier League standings and has been in excellent form recently.

Following a convincing 5-0 win over Burnley in their previous game, the Gunners will be aiming for a similar performance in this encounter.

Champions League form:
Porto : WLWWLW
Arsenal : WLWWWD

Prediction: Porto 0-2 Arsenal

Arsenal has been in excellent form over the past month, scoring an impressive 21 goals in their last five games.

Bukayo Saka has been a consistent scorer this season and will be looking to add to his tally in this match.

While FC Porto has the ability to deliver a powerful performance, they have not lived up to expectations this season.

Arsenal is currently the stronger team and is likely to emerge victorious in this game.

Additionally, Arsenal has won three of their previous six meetings against Porto and has kept four clean sheets in those matches.

  • Prediction: Arsenal to win
  • Betting Tip: Under 3.5 goals

Porto has an impressive home defensive record, which suggests that there will be fewer than 3.5 goals scored in this match.

Meanwhile, Arsenal has displayed strong defensive capabilities in their recent away games, managing to keep clean sheets in their previous two fixtures on the road.

Predicted Lineups

Porto: (4-4-2)

Costa;

Mario, Pepe, Otavio, Sanchez;

Pepe, Varela, Gonzalez, Galeno;

Taremi, Evanilson

Arsenal: (4-3-3)

Raya;

White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior;

Odegaard, Rice, Havertz;

Saka, Trossard, Martinelli

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