Our football match prediction:
Tuesday’s football match at Stade Louis II pits together Monaco and Porto. Les Rouges et Blancs played out a 1-1 draw with Leipzig in their opener and they are now on a quest to record their first win of the 2017/2018 Champions League season. The club chiefs were force to sell several first-team regulars in the summer transfer window, but Monaco continue to impress in Ligue 1 and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Tuesday evening. Porto, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 3-1 loss to Besiktas in front of home fans and, no doubt, they are eager to spoil Monaco’s party at Stade Louis II. The Portuguese outfit failed to score in three of their previous four away games in the elite competition and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on the hosts. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Radamel Falcao, who has been in a fine form this term.
Highlighted Player (Terence Kongolo):
Despite being born in Fribourg, Switzerland Terence Kongolo plays for the Dutch national team. The 188-cm-tall centre back, who plays as a left back as well, began his club career at Feyenoord and he has been playing for de Trots van Zuid ever since. Kongolo has established himself as one of the team’s key players and it is no surprise Louis Van Gaal included him in the Netherlands 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. The defender came as a substitute in the final group game against Chile. The Oranje won the bronze medal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating hosts Brazil in the third-place play offs. It has to be noted that he was part of the Netherlands U17 Team that clinched the trophy at the 2011 European Championship finals. Kongolo made 29 appearances for Feyenoord in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign, while playing six games in the Dutch Cup. His contract with Feyenoord expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (FC Porto):
Futebol Clube do Porto are one of Portugal’s biggest football clubs playing their matches in front of 50,000 people at their Estadio do Dragao. Porto form biggest rivalries with two other Big Three clubs in Portugal and regular league title contenders – Benfica and Sporting CP. Rivalries between the clubs stem from the historical, political, economical and cultural discrepancies between the cities of Porto and Lisbon. The Dragons, as they are commonly known in Portugal, are the second most successful Portuguese team with a total of 74 trophies to their name. Porto hold a record of five consecutive league titles which are part of the total tally of 27 Primeira Liga trophies. FC Porto’s success extends to the international scene as well with seven European titles. Two-time European champions from 1987 and 2004, Porto also won two UEFA Cup/Europa League titles, the UEFA Super Cup and the International Cup on two occasions. Together with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Porto have the most appearances in the UEFA Champions League group stage – the total of 20.