Porto – Manchester City 16.2.12.
Very important game for both of these sides. Porto disappointed in the CL group phase were they occupied just the 3rd place behind APOEL Nicosia and Zenit St.Petersburg. Also in the domestic championship they look into the back of Benfica.
Though times for the holders of the Europe League. The Citizens are dominant within the Premier League, but in Europe they haven’t found the right formula for success. It may be the lack of experience which caused their out in the group of death of this years Champions league group phase behind Bayern Munich and Napoli.
Match: Porto – Manchester City
League: Europe League
Tip: Under 2.5
Manchester City faces another very difficult tie tonight. Knowing that they’ve struggled on their travels in Europe this year and Porto has enough creativity about them to breach their walls, I’m
pretty sure that Mancini will give the order to a more cautious approach. City is also in the Premier League a defensive oriented team, at least on their away travels. Porto is a bit of unpredictable, but they play at their Dragao and are lightly favored because of that fact. Still, it is very hard to predict a winner when such good teams meet each other, therefore I’m choosing the safer option for under goals.
I don’t expect an offensive spectacle here. Take the under. Good luck!