Beşiktaş and Porto meet at Vodafone Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage).
After 3 wins and 1 draw, the home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 10 points won. In the last match, they tied (1-1) at home against AS Monaco, after in the previous match, they won (1-2) away against AS Monaco. In the last match they played, for the Süper Lig, they tied with Akhisar Belediye at home (0-0). In the last 10 home matches Beşiktaş has won 5, tied 4 and lost 1.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Besiktas enter the field for this match needing only a draw to ensure their participation in the next phase of the UEFA Champions League, as it has been doing a beautiful campaign in the competition, leading the group G with four points of advantage about the classified according to. However, the team comes from another draw at home for the Turkish championship, the third consecutive in their domains, distancing themselves a bit from the leader. The numbers of the national championship indicate that the equipment comes characterized by a very consistent defensive system, the one that did not suffer goals in four parties and is now the second best defense. This performance is also confirmed in the continental tournament, as it has the best defense of its group. It is very likely that the coach will keep the team in 4-2-3-1, with a highlight for defender Pepe.
The away team is currently in the 2ª position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against RB Leipzig, by (3-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against RB Leipzig, by (3-1). In the last match they played, for the Taça de Portugal, they beat Portimonense at home (3-2). In their last away game, for the Primeira Liga, they won by (0-3) against Boavista. In the last 10 away matches Porto has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. The team has conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition.
FC Porto live a great moment in the season, since, considering all the competitions they are competing in, they have been unbeaten for six games and come from four consecutive victories, not having suffered goals in two of them. In the Portuguese championship, the team continues to make a great campaign, occupying the leadership with four points of advantage. However, they have not yet guaranteed their qualification for the next phase of the UEFA Champions League, they have the opportunity in this game to be closer to reaching that goal. The club is in the vice-leadership of Group G, disputing a place of access with the Germans of the RB Leipzig. As in the national championship, in the continental tournament FC Porto also has the best attack and hopes to use that victory to add another three important points in this day. The coach comes frequently alternating tactical scheme of the team, but must keep Herrera as a reference in the offensive sector.
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