class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Both sides boast strong defensive records in the Champions League this season and we think another tight game is in prospect in Seville this week
Chelsea face Porto in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday evening with Thomas Tuchel’s men boasting a 2-0 aggregate lead.
Although they did not produce an entirely dominant performance, the Blues were clinical in their first game against the Portuguese champions and two away goals put them in a highly advantageous position.
Chelsea vs Porto Latest Odds
Like the first leg last week, the game is being played in Sevilla’s Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan with Chelsea being designated as the home side on Tuesday evening.
The west Londoners are clear favourites offered at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365, whilst Sergio Conceicao’s men can be backed at 16/5 (4.20) and the draw at 14/5 (3.80).
Chelsea vs Porto Team News
Andreas Christensen picked up a hamstring injury ahead of the weekend 4-1 Premier League win over Crystal Palace and is likely to be the only player unavailable for the Blues.
The team from the north of Portugal remain without defender Ivan Marcado, while midfielder Mehdi Taremi returns after missing the first leg through suspension.
Chelsea vs Porto Preview
Chelsea are unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, recording seven wins and two draws in their nine games so far, and Tuesday night could see them extend that run.
The Blues have been defensively exceptional in the tournament with seven clean sheets, and a healthy aggregate lead already means there is little need for Tuchel’s men to be anything more than organised and pragmatic.
Each of their last four European games have seen fewer than three goals and with given the hard work they did in the first leg, there should be plenty of interest in opposing a high-scoring encounter.
Porto, for their part, have also kept five clean sheets in their last eight Champions League clashes and should also be able to contribute to a tight game as they will look to avoid conceding and making their task even more difficult.
Chelsea vs Porto Tips and Predictions
Under three goals in the match is priced at 9/10 (1.90), while both teams to score ‘no’ could also be of interest at 19/20 (1.95).
Chelsea can also be backed at a healthy 6/4 (2.50) to keep a clean sheet.
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.