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Champions League – Porto vs Liverpool prediction, team news, lineup

Champions League - Porto vs Liverpool prediction, team news, lineup

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Champions League – Porto vs Liverpool prediction, team news, lineup

Liverpool will travel to the Estadio do Dragao to face Porto on Tuesday evening and will look to make it two wins in a row in the 2021-22 Champions League. The Reds defeated AC Milan 3-2 at Anfield while Sergio Conceicao’s side began their European campaign with a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid. Here is our expert guess on Porto vs Liverpool football prediction for the Champions League match of the season.

Team news

Porto

Pepe is doubtful, Ivan Mercano could partner Fabio Cardoso at the back. Chancel Mbemba is suspended following his red card in Madrid two weeks ago.

Sergio Conceicao is expected to stick with Diogo Costa following his penalty save against Gil Vicente on Friday and Agustin Marchesin is nearing a return to fitness.

Marko Grujic is available and should get the start against his former club.

Liverpool

Neco Williams will be evaluated but is unlikely to start, while trio Naby Keita, Thiago, and Harvey Elliott will be missed from Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

For the weekend’s match against Manchester City Klopp may make some changes, with Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, and Ibrahima Konate all expected to play.

Curtis Jones and James Milner are vying for the final midfield spot, which will be shared by Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Porto vs Liverpool Prediction

Porto extended their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 victory at Gil Vicente on Friday night. In the Premier League, the Reds were punished for their frivolity with a 3-3 draw at Brentford on Saturday evening.

This season Porto has already proven to be a tough nut to crack both domestically and on the continent. In the group stage, their home record speaks for itself, but some forced defensive changes could hurt them this week.

Klopp cannot afford to take any of the Group B games lightly, and must also consider the upcoming visit of Manchester City, but we believe a rotated Reds side will still have enough firepower to come away with all three points in a close game.

Lineup

Porto possible starting lineup: Costa; Corona, Cardoso, Marcano, Wendell; Otavio, Oliveira, Grujic, Diaz; Taremi, Martinez

Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Minamino

Our Prediction: Porto 1-2 Liverpool

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