FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction and Betting Preview, 27 Feb 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-3
Bayer Leverkusen, who were booted out of the UEFA Champions League following a dismal group stage campaign, will be making a trip to the Estadio da Dragao to take on FC Porto in a crunch Europa League second-leg fixture.
Match status: 2019-20 Europa League Round of 32
Venue: Estadio do Dragao (Porto)
Indeed, they were never really expected to make it out of a group comprised of heavyweight European giants in Juventus and Atletico Madrid. Despite digging really deep, Die Werkself were forced to settle for a third place Group D finish.

These two sides clashed in the first leg of this fixture about a week ago at the BayArena, the home side emerging victorious via a narrow win margin. A ballsy affair in Leverkusen, Peter Bosz’s men posted an impressive 2-1 score-line on the board.

With Die Werkself taking an excursion to Portugal on Thursday for the reverse fixture, the onus is on the visiting contingent to hold on to their narrow lead, to advance to the last-16 of the competition. For this, they will be required to turn in a performance of the highest quality.

Expect a thrilling and enthralling game of football at the Estadio da Dragao as FC Porto strive to overturn their deficit to secure a berth at the next stage of the competition. It promises to be a cracker!

FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News

A late goal from Diaz brought Porto right back into this Europa League tie after goals from Alario and Havertz had given Leverkusen a comfortable lead in Germany. This tie is finely balanced and really could still go either way and the one thing we expect from Thursday’s 2nd leg is goals.

Four of Porto’s last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals as have five of Leverkusen’s last six matches and of course, the 1st leg between the pair saw 3-goals scored, so you can see why we have backed over 2.5 goals to be scored on Thursday.

Over 2.5 goals have been produced in 64% of Porto’s home games in the Primeira Liga while the same can be said about 73% of Leverkusen’s away games in the Bundesliga.

Both teams have scored in four of Porto’s and five of Leverkusen’s last six matches, which adds weight to our prediction to a 2-2 draw between the pair this Thursday.

Leverkusen average 1.91 points per away game and score an average of 1.73 goals and concede an average of 1.45 goals per away match, which ties in perfectly with our tip for over 2.5 goals and our final score prediction.

Porto score an average of 2.27 goals per home game so will be a threat going forward, but the hosts don’t play against the same level of competition that Leverkusen face week in week out and this is why we feel the Germans have the edge over their Portuguese hosts.

Leverkusen have only kept clean sheets in 27% of their away games domestically and we’re not expecting them to stop Porto from finding the back of the next this Thursday.

Injured or Suspended Players

FC Porto: Vitor Ferreira, Pepe and Danilo Pereira.

Bayer Leverkusen: Volland and Aranguiz.

Pre-Match Odds

FC Porto: 2.17
Draw: 3.78
Bayer Leverkusen: 3.36

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions

Going by the stats above, we’re confident that over 2.5 goals will be produced in Thursday’s clash and we have predicted a final scoreline of 2-2.

Both teams know where the back of the net is and find it on a regular basis domestically and this match has all the ingredients to produce an exciting and end to end ninety minutes with plenty of goalmouth action.
Main Match Predictions:
Over 2.5 @ 1.64
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Correct Score:
FC Porto 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen @ 11.00
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