Barcelona vs FC Porto predictions: Champions League tips, odds and team news
Barcelona and FC Porto go head-to-head in a crucial Champions League game at the top of Group H on Tuesday at 8pm (UK time).
Barcelona vs FC Porto odds
*Odds correct as of 13:15 on November 27
Barcelona will be hoping to get back on track in Group H after a shock 1-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk last time out ended their 100% start to the campaign. That defeat leaves them in second place going into the final two matches, level on points with this week’s opponents Porto and three points clear of Shakhtar in third, who face bottom side Royal Antwerp on Tuesday, so it’s a must win game for Xavi’s side.
After being knocked out in the group stages in each of their last two campaigns, Barca will be looking to make it to the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time since 2020/21 and avoid three consecutive group stage exits for the first time in their history. They have an impressive home record against Portuguese opposition in the European Cup/Champions League, winning seven and drawing two of their nine matches, while FC Porto have lost their last three away European matches against Barcelona.
Looking for their first win over Barca home or away for the first time since 1985, Porto know a victory here would be huge for their chances of making the knockout rounds for the sixth time in their last seven campaigns. Despite losing the reverse fixture 1-0 at the start of October (their only defeat in their last eight Champions League group stages games), the Portuguese giants sit above Barca on goals scored having won away at Shakhtar Donetsk and beating bottom side Royal Antwerp in back-to-back fixtures. A draw may be enough for Sérgio Conceição’s side, though it would move them below Barcelona on the head-to-head.
Barcelona vs FC Porto predictions
Barcelona vs FC Porto: Predictions
|41/50 with Casumo
|Barcelona 2-1 Porto
|15/2 with BetGoodwin
|3/1 with Bet365
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The stats behind our Barcelona vs FC Porto predictions:
- Barcelona are unbeaten against Portuguese opposition at home in the European Cup/Champions League (W7, D2).
- FC Porto have lost their last three away games against Barcelona in the Champions League.
- Robert Lewandowski has scored 47 goals in 42 games in the Champions League since turning 30.
- Barca have won eight of their nine home games across all competitions in 2023/24 (L1).
- FC Porto have only won three of their 14 away games against Spanish sides in the Champions League (D3 L8).
Barcelona vs FC Porto match tip
After keeping five clean sheets in their opening six home games this season, Barca have now conceded in each of the last three and with the absence of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, they will be lucky to keep Porto out. The Catalan giants have won eight of their nine home matches so far this campaign and have never lost against Portuguese opposition at home in the European Cup/Champions League, winning seven and drawing two.
Barcelona vs FC Porto Bet-Builder tip
Barcelona have won eight of their nine home games this season, conceding in each of the last three while they have never lost a home match in the competition against Portuguese opposition. Robert Lewandowski has impressive record in the Champions League since turning 30, with 47 goals in 42 appearances.
Barcelona have won eight of their nine home games this season
Barcelona have conceded in each of their last three home games
Robert Lewandowski has impressive record in the Champions League since turning 30, with 47 goals in 42 appearances
Barcelona vs FC Porto team news
Barcelona team news
|Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gavi
In a huge blow to Barcelona, Gavi will miss the rest of the season after picking up an ACL injury while away with Spain during the international break and he will now most likely be out of Euro 2024. He joins Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who is still struggling with a back injury, on the sidelines, with Inaki Pena expected to continue between the sticks. Sergi Roberto could feature.
FC Porto team news
|Samuel Portugal, Galeno, Ivan Marcano, Ivan Jaime, Gabriel Veron
Samuel Portugal, Galeno, Ivan Marcano, Ivan Jaime and Gabriel Veron all remain on the sidelines for the away side.
Barcelona vs FC Porto head-to-head record
- 4 October 2023 – Porto 0-1 Barcelona – Champions League
- 26 August 2011 – Barcelona 2-0 Porto – UEFA Super Cup
- 7 March 2000 – Porto 0-2 Barcelona – Champions League
- 1 March 2000 – Barcelona 4-2 Porto – Champions League
- 27 April 1994 – Barcelona 3-0 Porto – Champions League
Porto haven’t beaten Barcelona home or away in any competition since a 3-1 victory all the way back in November 1985.