Porto vs Chelsea Prediction, 4/7/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Porto vs Chelsea
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Estadio Do Dragao in Porto, Portugal
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Porto (+285) Chelsea (+100)
Jesus Corona and Porto (5-1-2 in Champions League) play Chelsea (6-2-0 in Champions League) at Estadio Do Dragao on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Agustin Marchesin for Porto and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. Chelsea are at at +100 while Porto are at +285. The total has been set at 2.5.
Porto stepped onto the pitch against Juventus in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 3-2. In the passing game, they ended with a 76.7% passes received rate by connecting on 299 out of their 390 pass attempts last contest. Porto tried 11 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 7 of the tries for a rate of 63.6%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Porto wrapped this game up at a 46.2% rate by putting 6 SoT of 13 total shots. Porto is averaging 2.04 goals per 90 min (49 total goals) and have accounted for 32 assists in all matches for the season.
Jesus Corona is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Porto. He has totaled 45 assists while earning 38 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Corona has been a starter in 190 games so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.21 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Mexico has recorded 38 goals in 16,548 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Sergio Oliveira, the midfielder taking the field for Portugal. Oliveira has been on the field for 10,427 mins during 115 starts and has been given 38 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 19 times in his career and he has scored 29 goals. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Porto is Agustin Marchesin. Marchesin has seen the field for 19,897 mins and has tallied 458 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.04 (230 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 72.4. The goalkeeper taking the field for Porto has faced 649 shots tried against him in 222 starting assignments. Marchesin (113-54-54 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 86 shutouts, which gives him a 38.7% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Chelsea went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against Atletico Madrid. They finished this game by completing 509 out of their 594 passes they tried for a rate of 85.7%. Chelsea earned a 61.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 19 out of the 31 dribbles they tried. Chelsea connected on 5 shots on target out of 16 shots attempted which had them at a 31.3% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 42 goals and 28 assists in all their games, Chelsea has an average of 1.45 goals and 0.97 assists per 90.
Timo Werner will need to provide a spark for Chelsea. The forward who is from Germany has played 17,691 professional minutes and has earned 97 goals. He has earned 12 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 41 times. He is averaging 0.49 G/90 and has been a starter in 200 games thus far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Mason Mount, the midfielder representing Chelsea. Mount has been handed a total of 12 yellow cards in 10,301 mins (114 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.25. He has collected 29 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 times.
Edouard Mendy will look after the net for Chelsea. Mendy has accumulated 57 shutouts while defending 415 shots tried against him in 11,533 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 77.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently 44.5%. He has surrendered 0.85 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 41-32-22. During his pro soccer career, Mendy has surrendered 109 goals and has earned 321 stops in 128 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chelsea (+100) and over 2.5 goals
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