Chelsea vs Porto Prediction, 4/13/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Porto
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-320) Porto (+260)
Stamford Bridge is the site where Kai Havertz and Chelsea (7-2-0 in Champions League) will play Porto (5-1-3 in Champions League) on Tuesday. The starting goaltenders will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Agustin Marchesin for Porto. Chelsea are at -320 while Porto are at +260. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Chelsea stepped onto the pitch against West Brom in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 5-2. In the passing game, they earned a 87.3% received passes percentage by converting 508 out of their 582 targeted passes in their last match. Chelsea tried 23 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 15 of those tries for a percentage of 65.2%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 38.9% rate by hitting 7 shots on target out of 18 total shots. Chelsea is averaging 1.47 g/90 (44 goals in total) and have earned 29 assists in all matches this year.
Kai Havertz is a guy who can be a difference maker for Chelsea. Havertz has been a starter in 113 matches thus far in his career and scores 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Germany has totaled 37 goals scored in 10,130 mins. He has accounted for 23 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Timo Werner, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 42 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 97 goals. Werner has played 17,781 minutes during 201 career starts and has been given a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.49 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Chelsea is Edouard Mendy. Mendy has seen the pitch for 11,623 mins and has 323 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.88 (114 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 76.8. The keeper taking the field for Chelsea has seen 422 shots attempted at him in 129 starts. Mendy (41-32-23 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 57 clean sheets, which has earned him a 44.2% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Porto took a loss by a final score of 3-2 against Juventus. Porto earned a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 299 out of their 390 passing attempts for a rate of 76.7%. Porto had 6 shots on goal out of their 13 shots attempted which gave them a 46.2% rate in their last game. Having tallied 51 goals and 33 assists in all their games, Porto has an average of 2.04 goals and 1.32 assists per 90 min.
Luis Diaz should provide a spark for Porto. He scores 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has started 66 matches so far in his career. The forward born in Colombia has 6,273 minutes and has scored 21 goals. He has earned 5 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 12 times. You should also keep an eye on Jesus Corona, the forward who is from Porto. He has earned 38 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 46 times. Corona has been given a total of 38 yellow card cautions in 16,573 mins (190 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.21.
Agustin Marchesin is expected to look after the goal for Porto. Marchesin has recorded 86 shutouts and defended 651 shots against him in 19,987 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 72.5 and his shutout rate is 38.6%. He has allowed 1.04 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 114-54-54. In his pro soccer career, Marchesin has conceded 231 goals and has accumulated 460 saves in 223 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chelsea (-320)
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