Krasnodar and Porto meet at Stadion Kuban ‘, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Krasnodar presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays their first game in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to win a positive result. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he drew with Zenit St. Petersburg away by (1‑1). In their last 10 home games, Krasnodar records 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
In this first leg, the Krasnodar team will play at home, so they don’t want to make it ugly. The goal of Krasnodar is to show a quality football, to achieve a positive result, knowing that playing away from home in the return game will be very complicated. The Krasnodar team is expected to have the initiative of the match and attack. The coach must not have significant absences for this match.
The visiting team plays its first game in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a home loss with AS Monaco (0-1). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Porto won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
FC Porto is confident of obtaining its classification for the group stage, but knows that it will be important to show something else in the field, to know how to defend and attack very efficiently. Visitors must present a strong defensive scheme, while searching for empty spaces to exploit attack movements. The coach must go to the field with the best players available.