Six time European champions Liverpool welcome Porto to Anfield in this Group B match. The home team has already qualified for the knockout stages with two matches to play. They are on 12 points from their four matches with the second placed team on five points. They are assured top spot in the group regardless of the results in the remaining group fixtures. The home team are unbeaten at Anfield in their last seventeen matches. Their last defeat at home was against Fulham in the Premier League in March. Liverpool have only lost two out of their 23 home matches in the Champions League since Jürgen Klopp is managing them. Liverpool have never lost to Porto in their nine previous meetings in this competition. They have scored 20 goals in the last six matches against Porto at an average of 3.3 goals per match. They have only conceded three goals in these six matches.
Porto sit in second position on the table with five points just a point better than third placed Atletico Madrid. A win for Porto and a loss for Atletico will guarantee them second spot. If they lose or draw then the last round match against Atletico becomes a final for both teams with the winner progressing. Porto have only won one of their 22 away matches in European competitions against English opposition. That win however was in their last away match against an English club. They beat Chelsea 1-0 in last season’s quarter final second leg. Porto have only lost once in their last seventeen away matches in all competitions. A 3-1 loss came against Santa Clara in a Portuguese League Cup match.
Liverpool will want to continue their unbeaten record against Porto and although they have qualified they will want to win in front of their home fans in their last home group match. Porto will want a win that will see them qualify but know that even a draw or loss is not the end of the road for them as the final match is at home against Atletico. We are backing Liverpool to win this match with over 2.5 goals being scored.