FC Porto vs Athletic Club Bilbao (Champions League, 21.10.2014)

The Group H leaders meet the last placed team, as FC Porto welcome Athletic Club Bilbao in Champions League’s third match day. The Portuguese have four points out of two matches, while Bilbao have only one after a goalless draw against Shakhtar. The hosts look pretty solid at home and Bilbao does not look spurred for an upset considering their current form.

Porto comes from a loss to Sporting in the third round of the Portuguese Cup, which only proved the point that dominating the possession percentage does not guarantee a win. The hosts won the first Champions League group game this season with a resounding 6-0 against BATE, and ended the next match in a draw after coming from behind two goals. Brahimi and Martinez are leading the goalscorer charts with four goals each, which outs them on your radar for the betting market.
While Porto are on the second place in their respective league, Bilbao reside on the 17th place in La Liga with only two draws in the last six matches. Aduriz is Bilbao’s top goalscorer in Champions League with three goals, and upon announcing his Champions League squad Ernesto Valverde left out Toquero due to insufficient playing time to start in Champions League. Bilbao might field the same starting eleven as against Celta, even if the team failed to win. Arribazalaga earned a first team call up after impressing in the under 21 team which could put him in prime position to make an appearance on Tuesday.

Bet365 favors Porto to win in this first game between the two teams and gives them 1.70 odds while Bilbao got 5.75 odds. Porto is known to win matches while attacking and not defending with the entire team which puts value on the over 2.5 goals market at 2.07 with Bet365. Aduriz has 3.60 odds to score, Brahimi 3.10 and Jackson Martinez 2.10. Porto to lead at halftime with 2.20 odds and we’re betting 8 units on FC Porto to score in both halves at 2.75.

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