Champions League’s group H is set to turn Porto into an undisputed leader as they get ready for the return leg against Athletic Club Bilbao. The first leg saw Porto winning with 2-1 at home which left the Spanish team on the last place in the group with just one point out of three matches.
Bilbao managed to win against Sevilla during the weekend, but for the Champions League clash they will be without Aduriz, which will most likely translate into Fernandez taking his place. The forward is sure in the abilities of his team “Porto is a very strong team physically, with capable players up front. During the previous match they had their problems and we had very good moments, we had the feeling we could turn the match around and win. We’re capable of beating them.” Bilbao come from two consecutive wins in la Liga, which is the momentum Valverde will try to capitalize on.
Porto come into the match against Bilbao with only one loss so far this season, and they will try to overcome the curse of being eliminated from the last two European campaigns by Spanish teams. Casemiro, Tello and Torres are all well aware of the threat Bilbao can possess at home which is why the Portuguese team will rely on Brahimi and Jackson Martinez to be clinical in front of the goal. In their domestic league Porto are just one points behind the leaders after their 2-0 win over Nacional where Danilo and Brahimi scored a goal in each half time.
Bilbao for both halves has 4.20 odds, Porto 4.50 and if you think Martinez will score, William Hill gives him 2.40 odds while Brahimi got 2.90 to score anytime. A draw between the two sides has 3.10 odds, over 2.5 goals 2.05 odds, and a goal in the first 10 minutes has 9.00 odds. We’re betting 8 units on a Porto outright win at 2.70 odds, the same ones offered for a Bilbao win with William Hill.