Porto vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction and Match Preview
Porto made a huge step towards the knockout phase of the competition two weeks ago when they saw off Lokomotiv 1-3 away in Moscow in the third round. The Dragons top the Group D ladder with two wins and a draw form three games and another victory over the rock-bottomed Lokomotiv could prove decisive in the battle for one of top two spots in the group.
Yury Semin’s men are in a very tough position. They lost each of three games so far, bagging just one goal in the process. They need a miraculous run to catch the second place as only a victory at Dragao would keep the dream of such accomplishment live. They had a nice chance when they were given a penalty early on against Porto two weeks ago, but Manuel Fernandes’ shot was denied by Iker Casillas. It was a massive confidence-boost for Porto who went on to bag three through Moussa Marega, Hector Herrera and Jesus Corona later on.
Porto vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two rivals.
As described above, Porto snatched a 1-3 victory 13 days ago at RZD Arena.
Porto vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
Lokokotiv bounced back from the mentioned defeat to Porto with a couple of comprehensive domestic wins. They saw off Yenisey 0-3 in the league and 4-1 in the cup to raise the spirits ahead of the trip to Dragao.
However, we can hardly see Parovozy doing much here given they clearly lack quality to stay competitive at this level. We’ll remind that Loko only bagged one goal in three Champions League matches so far. They shipped as many as seven at the same time.
Porto are heavy favourites and we expect a pleasant evening for the local fans at Dragao on Tuesday. You can back the Dragons to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the 1.90 odds.
Porto vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
HT/FT Porto/Porto @ 1.90 (9/10)
Porto -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20).