Shakhtar vs Porto. The match between these two teams in the group stage of the Champions League has already seen three years ago. Then Porto won with 2:0. What can we expect now. They play very well but maybe is Porto in better form. In previous round of Champions League in Group H Porto hammered BATE at home with 6:0, while Shakhtar played draw with Athletic Bilbao in Spain without a goals. This is very interesting group and all four teams have chances for the next round of Champions League. Maybe this match is very important for Shakhtar who must win and extend their chances for the passage on the next stage of this competition. Shakhtar really want to take revenge for the defeat three years ago.
Shakhtar play very well in national competition and they won six matches from seven played. In this seven games they scored 15 and conceded two goals. Very impressive results. Today they play without Kryvtsov who is only injury for this match. They have good players and coach Lucescu can make the best lineup for this match.
Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach, said before this match:"Porto are a very strong team with extraordinary players. They have changed a lot since we last met four years ago, but their new players have great quality and they can be very dangerous. We also are a different team compared with the 2011/12 season – more experienced, more confident. We will have to be at our best to beat Porto."
Porto beat BATE at home with 6:0 and they are main favorite for first place in group for now. Today they must play without injured Casemiro but all other players are ready for this match.
Julen Lopetegui, Porto coach, said the next: "Both teams know each other as we have met before. Porto are a big club and we always play to win. We will not go out to play for a draw. Our goal is the three points. Ukrainian clubs are always difficult to beat, not only here but in Portugal as well. I hope we can prove we are the better team."
Possible starting lineups:
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Srna, Rakitskiy, Kucher, Azevedo; Stepanenko, Fernando; Douglas Costa, Alex Teixeira, Taison, Adriano
Porto: Fabiano; Danilo, Maicon, Martins Indi, Alex Sandro; Rúben Neves, Óliver Torres, Herrera; Tello, Brahimi, Jackson
Shakhtar vs Porto. Betting Tip:
We expect for this match that both teams can score, but maybe Porto can score one goal more. However our tip for this match is Shakhtar vs Porto : Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals