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FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions for Thursday’s Europa League tie. Porto find themselves 2-1 down to Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen and are going to need another strong performance at home to keep their European adventure alive. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/7

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 2-2 @ 11/1

Reason For FC Porto vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions

  • Leverkusen have only lost 1 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 64% of Porto’s home games and 73% of Leverkusen’s away trips.
  • Porto score an average of 2.71 goals per home game.
  • Leverkusen score an average of 1.73 goals per away game.

Leverkusen hold a slight advantage heading into the 2nd leg

A late goal from Diaz brought Porto right back into this Europa League tie after goals from Alario and Havertz had given Leverkusen a comfortable lead in Germany. This tie is finely balanced and really could still go either way and the one thing we expect from Thursday’s 2nd leg is goals.

Four of Porto’s last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals as have five of Leverkusen’s last six matches and of course, the 1st leg between the pair saw 3-goals scored, so you can see why we have backed over 2.5 goals to be scored on Thursday. Over 2.5 goals have been produced in 64% of Porto’s home games in the Primeira Liga while the same can be said about 73% of Leverkusen’s away games in the Bundesliga.

Both teams have scored in four of Porto’s and five of Leverkusen’s last six matches, which adds weight to our prediction to a 2-2 draw between the pair this Thursday. Leverkusen average 1.91 points per away game and score an average of 1.73 goals and concede an average of 1.45 goals per away match, which ties in perfectly with our tip for over 2.5 goals and our final score prediction.

Porto score plenty of goals at home but the visitors’ away record will concern them

Porto score an average of 2.27 goals per home game so will be a threat going forward, but the hosts don’t play against the same level of competition that Leverkusen face week in week out and this is why we feel the Germans have the edge over their Portuguese hosts. Leverkusen have only kept clean sheets in 27% of their away games domestically and we’re not expecting them to stop Porto from finding the back of the next this Thursday.

Four or more goals have been scored in 18% of Porto’s home games and 36% of Leverkusen trips on the road, so you can see why we are expecting a high-scoring game between the pair this Thursday. Porto have scored in both halves in 55% of their home games while the same can be said about Leverkusen in 36% of their away games, which is why we can see the 2nd leg ending in a 2-2 draw.

We’re confident that over 2.5 goals will be produced in Thursday’s clash and we have predicted a final scoreline of 2-2. Both teams know where the back of the net is and find it on a regular basis domestically and this match has all the ingredients to produce an exciting and end to end ninety minutes with plenty of goalmouth action.

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