The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 is about to take off together with soccer NitroBetting news, and one of the top matches that we are looking forward to watching is FC Porto vs Juventus FC. The latter led their group with an impressive 5-0-1 record. This was concluded after a strong 3-0 win against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou before moving on to the next round. Meanwhile, Porto takes second place in Group C behind Manchester City.
2021 UCL: Porto vs. Juventus Odds & Preview
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 3:00 PM ET
Where: Juventus Stadium – Turin
Live Stream: UEFA.tv
2021 UCL Porto vs. Juventus Odds: FC Porto +298 / +0.5 (-116) / Over 2.5 (+120) | Juventus FC -101 / -0.5 (-105) / Under 2.5 (-152) | Draw +218
FC Porto Betting Background
Save for a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City, Porto won all of their matches this UEFA Champions League season, making the Porto vs Juventus odds tighter than expected. They boast a solid backline as they have not conceded a goal in 467 minutes. The Primeira Liga team finished behind Manchester City, ending their group stage run with 4 wins, a draw, and a loss.
Looking back at the team’s Champions League history, this is Porto’s 24th appearance in the tournament, which includes two titles in 1987 and 2004. Over the years, they have been frontrunners in the Primeira Liga, claiming 5 titles and 3 second-place finishes in the past 10 seasons.
FC Porto Recent Performance:
Latest: Braga 1-1 Porto (02/11) – Taca de Portugal Semi-final Leg 1
Current Standing: 2nd (Primeira Liga)
FC Porto Possible Line-up
- Sérgio Oliveira
FC Porto Betting Trends
- The UEFA Champions League group stages saw Porto winning 4 of their 5 games and ended their second match with a draw.
- Porto hold a 4-win and 7-loss record in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
Juventus Betting Background
On the other hand, Juventus are doing well in both local and international tournaments. They secured 15 points in the group stages to finish top of their group, closing it with a 3-0 win against La Liga giants, FC Barcelona.
As it stands, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to break personal and club records at Juventus. He exceeds the expectations of both teammates, opponents, and fans as he now has a goal in each of the 16 editions of the UEFA Champions League he took part in, tying legends Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema.
Behind the Porto vs Juventus odds is a Serie A team gunning for their 10th win in a row as champions of Italy and now on their 21st UEFA Champions League campaign.
Juventus Recent Performance:
Latest: Juventus 0-0 Inter Milan – Coppa Italia Semi-final Leg 2 (Agg 2-1)
Current Standing: 3rd (Serie A)
Juventus Possible line-up
- De Ligt
- Alex Sandro
Juventus Betting Trends
- Looking at the match history, Juventus won 4 out of the 5 matches against Porto and drew one.
- Juventus scored a total of 14 goals in the group stage and only conceded 4.
FC Porto vs Juventus FC Prediction
What makes Porto vs Juventus odds interesting one is the fact that the last time these two met on the international stage was during the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 where Juventus claimed two wins. This includes a 2-0 away win and a 1-0 win in front of their home crowd in Italy. Juventus can seal another win as it stands.
Porto have their moments of glory, and they are ready to pull off upsets in the tournament as well as the soccer betting odds market. With Pepe at the helm of the squad and experience playing next to Ronaldo during their time at Real Madrid, he has the tools to close down the forward in this matchup. Considering what our sports betting guides impart with bettors, there’s a chance that FC Porto covers the spread and grabs a surprise game-winner before the final whistle is blown.