The Blues return to Sevilla with a 2-0 lead in the aggregate. After meeting with Porto last week, Chelsea’s defense was able to hold on and take down the magic of Porto, allowing them to score those two goals and maintain the lead.
Can Porto create some miracle and shift the tide like they did against Juventus? Or will Chelsea continue down the path to glory and head into the semifinals with ease?
Let’s dive in into this matchup of Chelsea vs. Porto, along with the latest expert preview, Champions League betting odds and game prediction. You can check out this and many more soccer odds in our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Chelsea vs. Porto Game Info
- When: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Seville , Spain
- TV: Fox Sports / ESPN
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- Champions League Odds Odds: Chelsea -123 / -0.5 (-122) / Over 2.5 (-111) | Porto +304 / +0.5 (+100) / Under 2.5 (-111) | Draw +275
Why is Chelsea a safe bet in Game 2?
The Blues head into this matchup after winning the first leg of Champions League knockout tie for the 11th time. They’ve progrssed on eight of the last ten occasions, with losses against Barcelona and Liverpool. They’ve won the last two games in European competition held in Spain but have never three in a row in Spanish soil.
Chelsea is currently unbeaten this season and might become the first English club to go undefeated across their first ten games in the competition’s season since Liverpool during the 2017-18 campaign (11). They’ve also kept seven clean sheets in nine tournament games this season. They’re looking to keep a clean sheet in four consecutive matches in the competition for the first time March 2008, in which they did a run of six games.
Their player to watch is Mason Mount, who is looking to be the second English player to score in both legs of a Champions Legaue knockout round tie for Chelsea sin Frank Lampard, which was during the 2004-05 campaign.
- Form: WWLWW
- Latest: Win, 4-1 vs. Crystal Palace (10/04)
- Current Standing:: 5th Place of Premier League
Why is Porto a safe bet in Game 2?
The Portuguese squad is playing their 24th Champions League campaign and looking to make it to the semifinals since the 2003-04, when they won the tournament under the guidance of Mourinho. The last two victories during the quarterfinals was during that season. It’s been a while since they’ve done something big in the tournament.
Porto heads into the matchup having lost six of the last 13 games of the tournament. Their record against English squads hasn’t been in their favor. They’ve lost in seven of the last eight games in English territory.
Sérgio Oliveira has five goals for Porto this season, the joint-most in a season by a Portuguese player for a team of their country. He might be the one to make a difference for the team, if they get their act together.
- Form: WWWLW
- Latest: Win, 2-0 vs. Tondela (10/04)
- Current Standing:: 2nd Place of Primeira Liga
- Sérgio Oliveira
Chelsea vs. Porto Champions League Betting Trends
- Chelsea has scored two or more goals in their last four games.
- Chelsea has scored eight goals in the last three games.
- Chelsea has conceded 6 goals in the last three games.
- Porto has lost three of the last ten matches.
- Porto has scored two or more goals in the last four away games.
- Porto has scored ten goals in the last five away games.
Chelsea vs. Porto Betting Prediction
Just considering Porto’s overall performance during the tournament, we can honestly say Chelsea is the easiest pick. Though the Blues did have a stumble not to long ago against West Brom, which ended 5-2. So Chelsea definitely can fall and fall hard.
Porto has been able to maintain their season alive, thanks to their performance against Juventus. But they haven’t done exactly that after the first leg. Their defense is one to be praised and still have a chance to prevent Chelsea from taking this win so easily. We’ll just have to wait and see if they bring the heat on Tuesday.
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