The Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium in Seville welcomes the historic opportunity for two teams that gave the bell in the knockout stages of the Champions League, eliminating Juventus and Atlético de Madrid, to get among the four best clubs in Europe.
Porto and Chelsea star in the first chapter of the battle to access the precious semifinals (9:00 pm). With Sérgio Conceiçao on the bench, the Portuguese team relives the moments of European glory they savored in 2004 with José Mourinho. He suffers two setbacks with the suspension of midfielder Sérgio Oliveira and striker Mehdi Taremi.
Chelsea, meanwhile, arrives in Seville, the city that hosts the meeting due to the situation of the pandemic, after an unexpected collapse in the Premier. The first loss to Thomas Tuchel on the bench in 15 matches coached, could not have been more painful. A 2-5 against West Bromwich Albion before the big European event. He had conceded only two goals in that good streak and suddenly received five, which will cause a defense of five. He suffered the important loss of N’golo Kanté in the center of the field and with the focus on the poor scoring dynamics of Timo Werner.
That’s where it points Gonzalez challenges, renowned analyst of the sports digital platform Betsfy, which predicts, in Betfair, more than 0.5 shots from Porto’s goal to goal. “It is true that Timo is not having luck in front of goal, but it is a game a priori against an inferior rival,” he analyzes.
“Werner is a very fast player who shoots very good deflections into space and also has a remarkable ball hitting. The German striker has fulfilled this line in all the games of the current Champions League and seeing the opportunity they offer us, it is necessary to test the forecast, since he also averages 1.4 shots on goal per game, almost double the amount requested ”.