This Wednesday, Krasnodar receives FC Porto for the first leg of the third qualifying round for the next Champions League. Both teams will want to win to enter the second leg with as much advance as possible.
FC Krasnodar vs FC Porto Today’s Betting Tips
Last year, Krasnodar surprised the observers by getting on the podium of the Russian championship, behind Zenit and tied with Lokomotiv Moscow. After a good preparation during which they won 3 matches, made a draw and conceded 2 defeats, Murad Musaev’s men were defeated by Grozny (1-0) in the first game of the season and then won in front of Ufa (2-3). Saturday, they went to get a good draw on the field of Zenit (1-1).
Reigning champion, Porto failed to win the Portuguese league by finishing in 2nd place, only 2 points behind Benfica. The Dragons have managed their return to the field by winning all their friendlies against Agueda (6-0), Fulham (1-0), Betis (2-1) and Getafe (2-1), before they bow to Monaco (0-1). This is the first official match of the season for Porto.
The staff for FC Krasnodar vs FC Porto
This summer, former Marseille midfielder Kaboré has left the club as well as Peruvian Cueva and Uruguayan Pereyra. By cons, Krasnodar has recruited the very good midfielder Feyenoord Vilhena, already scorer in the league. Last season’s top scorer, Swedish international Claesson, is missing for the game, as is midfielder Yury Gasinkiy.
On the side of Porto, the Militao, Felipe, Brahimi, Torres and Herrera executives have all packed their bags and will miss this squad. The main rookies to compensate for these starts are Japan’s Nakajima, center forward Zé Luis, but also Luis Diaz and Loum. The long-wounded Aboubakar is still absent, as is the replacement Mamadou N’Diaye. The summer rookie Marchesin and scorer Marega are uncertain.
Our best Betting Tips Explained FC Krasnodar vs FC Porto
Porto seems above but it is still difficult to win in Russia, even more when you play his first official match of the season. Both teams may well offer a close and closed match and leave on a draw.
Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals