Porto vs Schalke
UEFA Champions League. Kick-Off: 8.00pm, Wednesday 28th November. Live on BT Sport Extra 4.
PORTO can seal top spot in Group D with a win and could hardly be in better form heading into the clash with Schalke.
They've won their last eight games in all competitions, netting 24 times in the process, so odds of 5/6 from 888 Sport will be attractive to plenty of punters looking to add to an acca.
Mexican Jesus Manuel Corona has also chipped in with a couple of goals and offers better value at 13/2 to open the scoring and 14/5 to net anytime (888 Sport).
Schalke's Nabil Bentaleb might also be worth a punt for anytime scorer at 5/1, given he takes their penalties and is usually deadly from 12 yards.
It might pay to have a punt on the number of yellow cards, given three Porto players are just a booking away from serving a suspension. Their last match looks likely to be a dead rubber so there might be a few convenient yellow cards for Corona, Eider Militao and Monteiro Otavio.
Over 5.5 cards is available at 13/8 with 888 Sport and it could be a busy night for Romanian whistler Otaviu Hanegan.
Schalke are in pretty good form themselves, losing just once in seven games, and have the edge in the head to head with Porto.
The Germans have won two and drawn two of their five meetings, losing just once, and it was 1-1 when the sides met back in September.
While I won't be rushing to back them at 21/5 (888 Sport) another draw might be worth consideration at 12/5. It promises to be tight and the 18/5 on offer from 888 Sport for draw half-time/Porto full-time looks worth a punt.
- Draw half-time/Porto full-time 18/5 (888 Sport)
- Bentaleb anytime scorer 14/5 (888 Sport)
- Over 5.5 cards 13/8 (888 Sport)
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