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Arsenal vs Porto Prediction: Champions League Match on 12.03.2024

Arsenal vs Porto Prediction: Champions League Match on 12.03.2024

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  • Betting Tip
    Arsenal to Win
  • Odds
    1.2
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Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12, 20:00 GMT

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Team Overview

Arsenal Looking to Come Back from a Gola Down to Progress to the Quarter Finals

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Arsenal continued their fine form in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at home to Brentford as they climbed to the top of the table on goal difference after their rivals Liverpool and Manchester could only draw 1-1.

Mikel Arteta’s attention will shift to the Champions League where they have a 0-1 deficit heading to the match on Tuesday.

The focus for the Gunners will be to make a good start with dynamic play designed to break down the Porto low block and pragmatic approach.

They will seek to leverage the vociferous Emirates advantage, that has seen Arsenal turn their home turf into a fortress and has football predictions backing them for a win under the lights on Tuesday night.

Recent FormWWWWW
Key Players to WatchJorginho and Declan Rice
Team StrengthsPressing and Direct Attacks
Team WeaknessesVulnerable on the counter when pressing 

Porto Looking to Hold On to their One-Goal Lead and Upset Arsenal at the Emirates

Porto warmed up for the trip to the Emirates Stadium with a convincing 0-3 win away to Portimonense in the Liga Portugal.

The win at Portimonense followed another commanding 5-0 win over Benfica last week as Porto closed the gap to the top to within 7 points of leaders Sporting and six points behind second-placed Benfica.

With a one-goal lead from the first leg, football bet predictions show that Porto will be a difficult proposition for Arsenal to break down.

They will look to be pragmatic and close all the spaces and gaps in their defensive by playing narrow and deep when they do not have the ball and attack on the counter when they win it back. Free football predictions show that this approach will give Arsenal problems.

Recent FormWWDWL
Key Players to WatchA. Varela and N. Gonzalez
Team StrengthsDefensive solidity
Team WeaknessesInability to control matches with possession

 

Head-to-Head Statistics

Arsenal and Porto have met seven times since 2006. In this period, the results of the two sides were evenly split. Porto and Arsenal have won three matches each, with one match ending in a draw.

In their last five meetings, Arsenal have won their two home matches with a combined scoreline of 9-0, whereas Porto have won their three home matches with a combined 5-2 scoreline.

These results explain why expert soccer predictions favor Arsenal ahead of hosting Porto at the Emirates Stadium.

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ArsenalDrawPorto
313
Statistics
12Goals5
3Yellow cards2
0Red cards0
Last Matches
Porto1-0Arsenal
Arsenal5-0Porto
Porto2-1Arsenal
Porto2-0Arsenal
Arsenal4-0Porto

 

Player Focus

This match will be primarily a midfield battle. Football predictions analysis show that the team that will dominate the middle of the pack will have a good chance of prevailing on the night and on aggregate.

Jorginho and Declan Rice

Arsenal will look to establish dominance in this match from the first whistle. Jorginho and Declan Rice will be at the center of this approach; they will look to keep possession and set the tempo of this match.

Jorginho and Declan Rice are the football pick to dominate the midfield and hand Arsenal the edge at the Emirates Stadium.

A. Varela and N. Gonzalez

Porto’s midfield base will be crucial in protecting the back four, competing with the Arsenal midfield, and launching attacks when in possession.

Varela and Gonzalez will be pivotal in driving Porto and giving them the energy and running they need to stop the Arsenal danger from midfield.

Tactical Analysis

This match will primarily be defense versus attack. Porto will primarily be on the defensive, whereas Arsenal will look to be proactive and on the front-foot as the look to come back from a goal down on aggregate.

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Arsenal vs. Porto Expert Analysis

Mikel Arteta will retain their 4-3-3 formation with three midfielders and three attackers. This approach will give them control of the midfield and allow one midfielder to press ahead and hand them support to the attackers.

Porto will play with a low block; they will be narrow and deep when without possession. They will commit bodies forward when they win the ball back.

Betting Odds

The pre-match odds favor Arsenal with 1.2 odds to Porto’s 14, and a draw available at 6.7 odds. 22bet will offer live prediction football on the sight after kickoff on Tuesday.

ArsenalDrawPorto
1.26.714

 

Arsenal’s home form has been faultless this season. Arteta’s men are also in a free-scoring form in recent matches. They will be the favorites to win the match on the night and emerge as winners on aggregate.

Arsenal will win enough to overturn the first-leg deficit and progress to the quarter-finals.

Disclaimer:

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