Round of 32.
Stadium: Estadio do Dragao (Porto)
In the first match of the Europa League last 32, Porto will host Lazio. The hosts are considered the favorites of the game in Portugal. Will Sarri's charges claim a good result?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Porto was close to qualifying for the Champions League playoffs this season, but Sérgio Conceição's team was unsuccessful in the final matches of the group stage. The Dragons failed to extend their winning streak. In the next round of the Primeira Division, Porto played out a draw against reigning champion Sporting. The teams scored two goals each and failed to decide the winner. Porto currently leads the table with a six-point advantage over Lisbon.
Lazio disappointed us after the season resumed. The club played at the San Siro against AC Milan in the Italian Cup quarterfinals and couldn't perform at their best. Laziale was defeated 0:4 dropped out of the tournament. After that game, Lazio took on Bologna in Serie A and recovered from that loss. Sarri's charges beat their opponent 3:0. Now the Romans occupy sixth place in Serie A.
Both meetings between the clubs took place in the Europa League playoffs but in the semifinals. In Portugal, the Dragons thrashed Laziale 4:1.
- Porto had scored at least three goals in their previous four Europa League games.
- Porto has conceded at least two goals during the last three Europa League appearances.
- Lazio's unbeaten streak in the Europa League lasted five matches.
- Porto has been shown at least five yellow cards in their previous nine games in all competitions.
Expert Betting Tips
Porto continues to achieve good results even after losing leading players - Oliveira and Diaz. However, it is one thing to beat the Primeira average performers and another to play against a strong team in Serie A. I would not consider Porto the favorite. Still, Sarri's team has good performers who can make a difference even in matches with the top clubs. The game in Portugal is sure to be tense. In general, in battles with Porto, a vast number of bookings are registered. The upcoming meeting will be no exception. I suggest as the main line the total over of cards.