Porto vs Bate. First round in Group H of Champions League can begin. Belarusian champions is visiting Portugal where they would cross swords with a Porto. Both team have very good start in national championship but certainly the Portuguese team is the favorite in this match. These two teams making history on Wednesday night as this will be their first mutual duel ever.
Porto have a few injury concern and they will be without Goncalo Paciencia and Oliver Torres. They have a great players in their squad as a Alex Sandro who is one of their best defenders but he maybe can not play yet. They have the great Dutc Bruno Martins Indy who will stay in their defense line. Also they have two wonderful players on loan from Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, Christian Tello and Casemiro, but only one can play in this match and it is Casemiro, while Tello be struggling with a muscular complaint.
BATE have no fresh injury concerns or suspensions ahead of the match. Vitali Rodionov, Andriy Yakovlyev providing with Anri Khagush is expected to start. They will look for their chance through counter attacks but will primarily focus not to concede a goal.
Possible starting lineups:
Porto: Fabiano; Angel, Danilo, Maicon, Martins Indi; Brahimi, Herrera, Casemiro; Quintero, Martinez, Quaresma
Bate: Chernik; Tubic, Filipenko, Khagush, Mladenovic; Likhtarovich, Volodko, Pavlov, Yakovlev; Rodionov, Aleksievich
We expect real fight in this match and no easy win for Porto, even maybe they play draw.