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UEFA Champions League: Arsenal v FC Porto - Preview & Odds

Here at betting.bet we’ll provide the latest team news, match insights and expert betting tips as well as the best pre-match odds and free bet offers

Arsenal host FC Porto on Tuesday in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie. Trailing 1-0 from the first leg there is plenty to play for at the Emirates Stadium and here at betting.bet we’ll provide the latest team news, match insights and expert betting tips as well as the best pre-match odds and free bet offers from our betting partners at bet365.

First leg recap

FC Porto take a slight advantage to north London on Tuesday after scoring a last-gasp winner in a lacklustre first leg at the Estadio do Dragao just under three weeks ago. Arsenal recorded 65% possession in Portugal but failed to register a single shot on target in the entire 90 minutes. Porto’s late winner was just the second shot on target recorded by the home side during the match.

UEFA Champions League highlights: FC Porto 1-0 Arsenal

Domestic form

Arsenal currently sit first in the English Premier League but in one of the tightest title races for years, just one point separates the top three. The Gunners have started 2024 by winning eight straight league games and now have 64 points in 28 matches. Arsenal’s most recent match produced a 2-1 win at home to Brentford.

Tuesday’s visitors, Porto are seven points behind league leaders, Sporting Lisbon in the title race in Portugal with 55 points from 25 Primeira Liga matches. Since their win at home to Arsenal, Porto have taken seven points from a possible nine in their domestic league with the standout result undoubtedly their 5-0 demolition of Benfica at the beginning of March.

FC Porto 5-0 Benfica

Betting tips

Despite trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Arsenal remain the bookies’ favourites to progress to the quarter-finals. At 1/3, The Gunners are very generously priced to overturn Porto’s one-goal advantage.

Kai Havertz has scored in all three Arsenal matches since that first leg loss and he looks the pick of the Arsenal forwards in the any time goalscorer market. The German international is 6/4 to score at any time, additionally he is 9/2 to score the opening goal of the evening.

Match odds

ArsenalDrawFC Porto
2/911/212/1

To qualify

ArsenalFC Porto
1/39/4
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