class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having rediscovered their touch in front of goal at the weekend, Al Hain-Cole is backing Guardiola's men to ease to victory over the Liga NOS side
Manchester City will be looking to clinch first place in their Champions League group when they travel to the Estadio do Dragao to take on Porto on Tuesday.
The Citizens are already through to the knockout stages after taking 12 points from the first available 12 in Group C, and a point in this clash will see them go through as a top seed.
Porto vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Having run out comfortable 3-1 winners in the reverse encounter at the Etihad Stadium, City are 7/10 (1.70) favourites with bet365 to maintain their 100 per cent record with a fifth consecutive win.
Sergio Conceicao’s men have won each of their three subsequent matches since the opening 3-1 defeat in Manchester but are 15/4 (4.75) outsiders to extend that run with a shock victory here.
A point would be enough for the hosts to secure their place in the last 16, and they are priced at 3/1 (4.00) to earn a creditable draw.
Porto vs Manchester City Team News
Marko Grujic is suspended after his red card against Marseille, while Pepe faces a late fitness test but Mouhamed Mbaye and Ivan Marcano are both ruled out.
Sergio Aguero and Nathan Ake are both unlikely to feature after missing Saturday’s 5-0 win over Burnley with minor injuries.
Porto vs Manchester City Preview
After a difficult start to the campaign characterised by a lack of cutting edge in front of goal, Pep Guardiola’s team will have received a welcome confidence boost following their emphatic win over Burnley.
Although already through to the next round, they will be determined to carry that feelgood factor forward with another big performance in this game – particularly as first place is still up for grabs.
In fact, their Champions League form has been free-scoring all along, hitting the net 10 times in their four group games so far.
Considering Porto have been on target 15 times in their last six home games in this competition themselves, goalmouth action is unlikely to be in short supply in this game.
Porto vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
All in all, odds of 7/5 (2.40) seem very generous on City coming out on top once again for their eighth Champions League game in nine to feature over 2.5 goals, as well as Porto’s 10th home game in 12 in this competition.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.