Krasnodar – FC Porto : Preview & Prediction
The Russian club Krasnodar will play the first match of the Champions League in its history and will be sorely lacking experience at this level against an opponent accustomed to major European events. The current 3rd of the Russian championship has raised the bar after 1 initial loss to Akhmat Grozny (1-0) since he has just aligned 3 games without defeat on the field of UFA (3-2) against Dinamo St Petersburg (3-0) and on the lawn of Zenith (1-1) this Saturday. FC Porto will have to be wary of this opponent although on paper the Portuguese club is stronger. FC Porto have lost to AS Monaco (0-1) but they have had four consecutive wins against RD Agueda (6-0) and Fulham (1-0) in friendly games against Betis Sevilla (1-1, 5 tab 4) and in front of Getafe (2-1) in meetings counting for the Copa Ibérica. The Dragons are well prepared and should not be missed for their first official match of the season.
Porto is 7 wins against 2 losses in his last 9 games.
Krasnodar has only 2 hits on his last 6 outings.
First match of the Champions League for Krasnodar who will sorely lack experience at this great European event.
FC Porto have lost just 2 away games in their last 7 European outings away from their Dragon Stadium.
The Portuguese club is a big regular in the European meetings in the Champions League.
FC Porto should make every effort to bring back 1 or 3 points of their trip to Russia to give themselves every chance before the return leg in Portugal.
Krasnodar – FC Porto : Betting Tips
FC Porto – Win Odds: 2.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70