Galatasaray returned to the Champions League with three points, comfortably beating Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0. Now they have to follow it up with a result against the champions of Portugal, as they visit Porto’s Dragao stadium on Wednesday.Galatasaray vs FC Porto Live Match Streaming | Uefa Champions League 2018/19
Galatasaray vs FC Porto Live Match Streaming
- Tuesday 11th December
- Turk Telekom Arena
The hosts are aiming for a place in the last 16, but they only managed a point from their group opener against Schalke. However, solid domestic form has built up momentum for the home side going in to this clash, so can they use that to come away with three points here?
Porto are back at the summit of the Primeira Liga, after taking three points against Tondela on Friday night. That win didn’t just keep their domestic form going strong, but it left them with more than enough time to recover ahead of this clash. Porto made it out of their group a year ago, but their last 16 clash brought a drubbing at the hands of Liverpool. That’s left Porto winless in three European games, but they’re heavily backed to end that run on Wednesday.
The visitors have set the pace in Turkey so far, and their great start in this competition was a boost. However, that doesn’t mean everything is going their way, as an awful away record could hamper game going into this trip could point to a tough evening. Galatasaray are winless in their last 11 Champions League games played away from home (D2 L9), conceding 2+ goals in 10 of those matches (28 goals conceded).
Meanwhile, this clash seems like a good omen for the hosts. Porto have won four of their six games against Turkish sides in this competition (D1 L1). Having won their last two games, we think that the Dragons will step up here, especially as they have a great scoring record at home in all competitions. The only concern for the Portuguese champions is that their defence looks quite vulnerable.
Porto have conceded 13 goals in their last five European home games, as many as they had conceded in their previous 19 combined. They’ve kept a single clean sheet in their last seven matches in the Champions League, and their backline will be tested by a Galatasaray side who have scored in five of their last six group games. Given that, and the fact that the visitors have lost eight of their last nine trips in this competition, we’re backing Porto and both teams to score.
Porto are on the second place in the Primeira Liga with fifteen points to their credit after six tours. In the first tour of the 2018/2019 Primeira Liga season they beat Chaves with a 5-0 score. In the second tour they beat Belenenses with a 2-1 score. In the third one the Dragoes lost to Vitoria Guimaraes with a 2-3 score. In the fourth tour they beat Moreirense with a 3-0 score. In the fifth tour they beat Setubal with a 2-0 score. In the sixth one the team of Sergio Conceicao beat Tondela with a 1-0 score. In the 2018 Supertaca Candido de Oliveira fixture they beat Aves with a 3-1 score. In the Round 1 of the League Cup they drew against Chaves with a 1-1 score. In their Round 1 fixture of the UEFA Champions League Group D the Azuis e Brancos drew against Schalke 04 with the same 1-1 score.
Galatasaray are on the first place of the Turkish Super Lig with fifteen points to their credit after seven tours. In the first tour of the 2018/2019 Turkish Super Lig they beat Ankaragucu with a 3-1 score. In the second tour they beat Goztepe with a 1-0 score. In the third one the Cimbom crushed Alanyaspor with a 6-0 score. In the fourth tour they were demolished by Trabzonspor with a 0-4 score. In the fifth tour they beat Kasimpasa with a 4-1 score. In the sixth one the team of Fatih Terim lost to Akhisar Belediyespor with a 0-3 score. In the seventh tour they beat Erzurum with a 1-0 score. In the 2019 Turkish Super Cup fixture they lost to Akhisar Belediyespor in a penalty shootout. In their Round 1 fixture of the UEFA Champions League Group C the Aslanlar beat Lokomotiv Moscow with a 3-1 score.
Porto and Galatasaray have faced each other only once in history. That fixture happened In the 2013 Emirates Cup when the Cimbom were able to beat the Dragoes with a 1-0 score. The Portuguese side though has been showing good performances in front of their home crowd lately and the Turkish side has been disappointing on the away fields. Thereby it is likely that the team of Sergio Conceicao will get the victory in the upcoming fixture.