Round 2. Group H.
Stadium: Dragao (Porto).
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In the last round of the Portuguese championship, Porto lost 1:0 to Benfica. Before that, the Dragons had won three games in a row, including 3:1 away over Shakhtar Donetsk in the UCL first round. They played at a high level and deserved to beat the opponent. The loss to Benfica dropped Porto to third place in the home league, three points behind leading Sporting. Note that Gabriel Veron, Zaidu, Marcano, Pepe, and Evanilson will not join Porto in the upcoming match.
After the defeat of Antwerp in the UCL first round 5:0, Barcelona had three matches in La Liga, beating Celta 3:2, Sevilla 1:0, and drawing 2:2 with Mallorca in the Balearic Islands. Going into the second round of the Champions League, the Catalans lead Group H with the same points as Porto but with a better goal difference. In La Liga, Barcelona lost their lead after a draw, with Mallorca sitting in second place, one point behind Real Madrid.
Expert Betting Tips
Barcelona won four matches against Porto, including two away games for the Catalans. Admittedly, all of these matches took place long ago, but not much has changed since then. The Catalans were and remain a formidable force. Porto is a strong team, capable of causing problems, but in terms of lineup, they are inferior to the strongest clubs in the world. A lot will depend on Barça in the upcoming match. If the Catalans play at their usual level, as they did against Antwerp, it is unlikely that the Dragons will have a chance of earning points, despite the field factor. The most we can expect from the Portuguese in this match is one goal.