Porto come into this tie of the UEFA Champions League after battling it out in the 3rd round qualifying in order to get to this stage. They have prepared well for this encounter by getting off to a strong 3-0 win on the weekend against Vitoria in preparation for this game. They have been in great scoring form so far this season, finding the back of the net 12 times in their last 6 games, primarily led by the great form of Andre Silva. The Portuguese side will be looking to get off to a good start against a Copenhagen side who have not had the best of success at this stage of the competition. Porto will want to use their strong home form in the Champions League where they have beaten sides like Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Basel, Maccabi Tel Aviv and will want to add their Danish opponents as another scalp tonight.
Copenhagen have made it to the UEFA Champions League group stages with qualifying stage wins against Crusaders, Astra and APOEL in order to get to this stage of the competition. In their previous group stage contests, they have only won ever won one game away from home against Panathinaikos back in 2010. In their domestic form, they have started out well tied in 1st spot with Brondby relying on Kusk, Verbic and Cornelius for their goal scoring form. Porto will be a task too tough I believe especially since Copenhagen have lost over 50% of their away ties in the Champions League by more than 2 goals, which won’t bode confidence for the side.
I am expecting Porto to come through this tie with a solid victory, and I am backing them to win by at least a 2 goal margin in this encounter.