Porto will play at home with Lyon in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Europa League. The match will take place on March 9.
Porto play in the Europa League after being eliminated from the Champions League, where they finished third in the same group with Liverpool, Atlético and Milan.
In the 1/16 finals, the Dragons were able to cope with Lazio. In the first match at home they won 2:1, and on the road they tied 2:2.
In their championship , Porto is in 1st place with a three-point lead over Sporting. So the “Dragons” are fighting on several fronts.
So, in the last match, the team outplayed the same Sporting CP (2:1) on the road in the semi-final of the Portuguese Cup, but the opponents have yet to play the second leg.
Lyon are just getting started in the Europa League playoffs after winning their group with Rangers, Sparta Prague and Brøndby.
In the domestic arena, the club actually fails this season. Perhaps the matter is the departure of Memphis Depay, or are other factors at the forefront?
Lyon occupies a modest seventh place in the table. But the goal difference of the “weavers” is positive – 41:33.
In the last five matches in all tournaments, the team won two victories, lost twice and drew once.
Forecast and rates
1xbet app download consider the home team to be the favorite, the odds for winning which is 2.00.
The success of the guests is estimated at 3.75, while a draw is 3.40.
Our prediction and bet is that Porto will win and two or more goals will be scored in the match for 2.40.