Club Brugge vs Porto: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Club Brugge will be looking to secure top spot Group B when they host FC Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday at 5:45pm (UK time).
Club Brugge vs Porto: Betting tips
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Club Brugge vs Porto: Predictions
Club Brugge vs Porto: Predictions
|3/4 with SBK
|Club Brugge 2-1 Porto
|12/1 with William Hill
|21/2 with BetUK
With four games played, it would be fair to say no one expected Group B to be looking like this. Club Brugge have safely secured passage to the last 16 of the Champions League and now have their eyes set on finishing first for what would hopefully be a more favourable tie. The Belgian side need just a point against Porto to secure that, sitting four points clear of the Portuguese side in second place.
Club Brugge have been formidable in the Champions League this season, the only team yet to concede after four matches, winning three and drawing one so far. They opened the campaign with a 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen but really stamped their authority by beating Porto 4-0 at the Estadio do Dragao thanks to a fine second-half performance. In the double-header against Atletico Madrid, Club Brugge secured a 2-0 win at home and then a goalless draw was enough to seal qualification to the knockout stages.
Porto, meanwhile, could secure their spot in the last 16 of the Champions League this week but it is not completely in their hands. The Portuguese champions have to beat Club Brugge and hope Atletico Madrid drop points against Bayer Leverkusen if they are to confirm passage with one game left to spare, though it is likely to go down to the wire.
Sergio Conceicao’s side are currently second in Group B but haven’t made life easy for themselves, opening with two defeats. First, they went to Atletico Madrid and lost 2-1 with all three goals scored in injury-time, before the aforementioned trashing against Club Brugge. But Porto have managed to turn things around thanks to back-to-back wins over Bayer Leverkusen
Club Brugge vs Porto match stats
It’s been all about the late show with Porto’s games in the Champions League this season, meaning fans turning up or tuning in late haven’t missed much. Ten of the 12 goals scored in Porto’s games so far (six for and six against) have come in the second half, including three of Club Brugge’s four in their 4-0 win.
Continuing on those 12 goals, four have come from the penalty spot, including two in Porto’s 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen last time out. Going further, four of Porto’s last seven goals in the Champions League have come from the penalty spot, with 39% of their xG this season made up by penalty shots (3.7 xG from penalties of 6.1 overall).
Club Brugge vs Porto: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Club Brugge 2-1 Porto
Club Brugge vs Porto odds
Club Brugge vs Porto head-to-head
13 September 2022 – Porto 0-4 Club Brugge – Champions League
2 November 2016 – Porto 1-0 Club Brugge – Champions League
18 October 2016 – Club Brugge 1-2 Porto – Champions League
8 November 1972 – Club Brugge 3-2 Porto – Uefa Cup
25 October 1972 – Porto 3-0 Club Brugge – Uefa Cup
Last week’s victory was Club Brugge’s second in five matches against Porto and their first in just under 50 years (though they had only played twice since the previous win).