FC Porto +0.5 over Liverpool - $1.70 2/10
OVER 2.5 Goals FC Porto v Liverpool - $2.55 5/10
Few reasons why I like these two bets for the opener of the CL season:
*Porto in CL since 2003 have built a fortress at the Drago. Since the start of Morinho's reign as head coach till now under Ferreira Porto have remained unbeaten at home in CL competition.
*Liverpool may be coming into this game with a very good start to the domestic season but so are Porto who are on the back of a 4 game winning streak with their last loss being on 11 August.
*Under Ferreira Porto have reverted to playing more of a open passing game utilising Quaresma on both flanks. Liverpool have also reverted back to their big guns up forward in Torres and Kuyt after their 0-0 draw at Portsmouth who should be able to have plenty of chances against a suspect defense with the departure of Pepe and having to continue to field their second GK Santo as Helton is still injured and unlikely to start today.
win + loss, -ve for the day. I overslept otherwise could have covered myself on the over play by taking the X after Pennant saw red.. Liverpool were never going to push the ball after that.
Solid call on Shakhtar boys