“Liverpool approaches the fifth round of the Champions League group stage not only as a playoff participant, but also as the winner of first place in Group B. As part of the fifth round of the Champions League will be the match between Liverpool and Porto. The teams will play in England at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.
The home team was expected to be the favorite in the match.
“Porto has the right to lose. In the last round, the Dragons will play at home against Atletico Madrid, where the second member of the Champions League playoffs from quartet B will be determined.
“Liverpool started the 21/22 season quite brightly. “The Reds made it to the quarterfinals of the English League Cup, secured a playoff appearance in the Champions League from first place and are in the group of leaders in the APL. In the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp’s charges have four wins in four games with a total score of 13-5. In the last game, the Reds beat Atletico 2-0 at home.
Liverpool are fourth in the domestic league table with 22 points. The gap from the leading Chelsea side is four points after 11 rounds. Liverpool have scored 31 goals in England, which is the best indicator. Much of the credit is due to Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian has scored 10 goals and six assists. In the Champions League the forward scored five times in four games.
Of Liverpool’s staffing problems it is worth mentioning Roberto Firmino’s injury. The forward will not play in November. The appearance of James Milner, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson is also questionable. The latter was slightly injured for the national team.
The Portuguese club picked up two points in away games. “Porto” played 0-0 in Madrid and 1-1 in Milan. Second place in Group B was earned by the Dragons with a 1-0 home win over AC Milan, who can lose all chances to drop out of last place already in the fifth round. Porto has a negative goal difference in the tournament: 3 goals scored and 6 conceded. Porto got almost all of it from Liverpool, losing at home 1:5.
In the championship of Portugal Sergio Conceição goes without defeats. In 11 games Porto had 9 wins and 2 draws. Sporting have a similar indicator, but the latter have the worst goal difference. “Porto scored 28 times and conceded 7 times.
The pause for the national team matches did the Dragons good. Mateus Uribe and Wendell have completed the recovery process. Both are preparing on an individual program, but are ready to play. The appearance on the field of Ivan Marcano and Francisco Conceição is questionable.
Forecast for the match of the 5th round of the Champions League Liverpool vs Porto on November 24, 2021
Liverpool have never lost to Porto in the Champions League, but have lost points, including in a home game. In the 07/08 season Liverpool won 4-1 at home and drew 1-1 away. In the 17/18 season, the Reds were 0-0 at home and took three points away with a 5-0 win. In the 18/19 tournament, Liverpool won 2-0 at home and 4-1 away. The game of the first round ended with a confident victory of the English club 5-1.
Recommended bet – Total Under 2.5 with odds 2.13 at the bookmaker’s line 1xbet france application. “Liverpool” alternates top and bottom games in the confrontation with “Porto”. In the first game there were 6 goals. The statistics of the teams also speaks in favor of not the highest efficiency. 2 or less goals in 7 of Liverpool’s 8 home games in the tournament, and 6 of Porto’s 8 away games in the Champions League.