Porto vs Liverpool: Match preview, head-to-head records and Dream11Last updated on Apr 17, 2019, 04:58 pm
The current season of the UEFA Champions League is into its business end.
One of the final matches of the quarter-finals is between Porto and Liverpool, as they would clash in the second leg at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto on Wednesday.
While Liverpool have a 2-0 lead from the opening leg, Porto would aim to turn things around at home.
Porto dominate Portimonense, Liverpool overcome Chelsea hurdle
Both of these sides scripted a winning performance in their last league matches.
Porto dominated Portimonense with a 3-0 win as they are at the second spot in the league.
Meanwhile, Liverpool passed the Chelsea challenge at home, as they drubbed them 2-0. This is indeed a morale booster for them ahead of this clash.
We expect Liverpool to come out on top tonight.
Moussa Marega, Mohamed Salah in focus
As for the players to watch out for in this tie, there are quite a few.
From Porto, players like Moussa Marega and Hector Herrera are the ones to headline the match, considering their dominating performance in the last game.
As for Liverpool, Mohamed Salah would undoubtedly have a lot of targets on his back, while Mane too could deliver a magical performance.
Liverpool have the edge over Porto
The head-to-head clashes between the two have been mostly one-sided so far.
Of the seven matches played between the sides, Liverpool have won four, while Porto are yet to script a victory.
Of the five UCL ties, Liverpool have won three with the other two being drawn.
Thus, with no wins against the English side, Porto would certainly be under severe pressure.
Here's the predicted Playing XI
Porto: Iker Casillas, Eder Militão, Pepe, Felipe, Alex Telles, Danilo Pereira, Hector Herrera, Otávio, Yacine Brahimi, Francisco Soares, Moussa Marega.
Liverpool: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Mane.
Dream XI: Alisson, Telles, Militão, Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Hector, Danilo, Salah (captain), Mane, Marega (vice-captain), Firmino.
When, where and how to watch
Match: FC Porto vs Liverpool.
Venue: Estádio do Dragão, Porto.
Time: 12.30 AM (IST, Thursday).
Where to watch (TV): Sony Ten 1/2 (also available in HD).
Where to watch (Online): Sony LIV.