On Wednesday, Porto and Arsenal will meet at Estádio do Dragao for the opening leg of the Round of 16 Champions League match. This Round has proven difficult for both teams in the past; thus, going into the second leg, both will seek a lead.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Arsenal to win: ⚽1.72 at Bet9ja
Over 3.5 goals: 🥅3.35 at 1xbet
Bukayo Saka to score anytime: ✅3.4 at Sportybet

Porto and Arsenal: Previous Games 

Wednesday sees the opening leg of ARSENAL’s Champions League Round of 16 match against Porto in Portugal, where the team’s prolific scorers will be in action.

Mikel Arteta’s squad has gone on an incredible run of form since that awful Christmas period when they lost back-to-back Premier League games and were knocked out of the F.A. Cup at home by Liverpool.

They’ve scored 21 goals in five consecutive league games. Most notably, eleven of them came in their most recent two away matches, a 6-0 thrashing of West Ham and a 5-0 hammering of Burnley in Lancashire.

They are soaring, so visiting the Estádio do Dragao in Porto, where the dragon’s lair is located, won’t be scary.

A victory against Estrela on the weekend helped Sergio Conceicao’s squad recover from last week’s shocking loss at Arouca, and they now lie in third place in Portugal, behind Sporting Lisbon and Benfica, in what is sure to be a thrilling championship race.

With a record of 4 victories and two losses against Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk, they breezed through their European group and advanced to the knockout round.

Arsenal prevailed 5-0 in London following a 2-1 setback in Oporto during their last meeting in the knockout phases of the Champions League fourteen years ago.

Probable Porto Lineup

Costa, Mário, Cardoso, Pepe, Sanusi; Pepê, González, Eustáquio; Galeno, Martínez and Evanilson

Probable Arsenal Lineup

Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Ødegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Trossard and Martinelli

Betting tips: Porto x Arsenal

Check out our predictions of the day for Porto vs. Arsenal

Prediction 1: Porto x Arsenal / Arsenal to win

Arsenal is a heavy favourite to win the first-leg match, even while playing away from home. That is in line with the current form of the two teams; Arsenal has won four in a row, including 3-1 at home against West Ham and 6-0 on the road against Liverpool, while Porto has dropped two league games in a row, losing 3-2 to Arouca and drawing 0-0 with Rio Ave.

Prediction 2: Porto x Arsenal / Over 3.5 goals

With the confidence building in their ranks, Arsenal can keep up their impressive recent scoring streak against Porto, who conceded three goals against Shakhtar Donetsk at home earlier in the tournament.

Prediction 3: Porto x Arsenal/ Bukayo Saka to score anytime

Not only has Bukayo Saka been on fire this season, but he has also contributed to his team’s success with eleven assists and thirteen goals in the league and Europe. He leads the tournament with four assists thus far this season in the Champions League.