Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Estadio do Dragao will host Tuesday’s Champions League game between Porto and Bayer Leverkusen. The Dragons have been struggling in Group B, with the team losing to both Atletico Madrid (1-2) and Club Brugge (0-4), and, no doubt, this has to go down as a must-win game for the home side. The good news for the hosts is that important attacker Mehdi Taremi is back from suspension, while Sergio Conceicao has no fresh injury worries.
The Bundesliga outfit, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid, but beating Porto on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at “Dragao”, and we believe that punters from all around the world can find value in betting on draw. All Exequiel Palacios, Karim Bellarabi, Andrey Lunev, and Florian Wirtz should miss out through injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Pepe):
Pepe is a professional footballer who plays for Porto as a defender. The Portuguese international played for Maritimo at the start of his senior career and in 2004 he moved to Porto. After making 64 league appearances for the Dragons, he signed a contract with Real Madrid in 2007 and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Pepe is well known for his hard tackles and referees often show him red card. The Real Madrid centre back often played as a defensive midfielder under Jose Mourinho and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in all competitions in the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign.
The Portuguese footballer won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in the 2015/2016 season and later in 2016 he helped A Selecao win the European Championship trophy. Portugal defeated France in the title game and Pepe played an important role in Fernando Santos’ team in the Euro 2016 final. The Real Madrid defender was born in Maceio, Brazil on 26 February, 1983.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.