The qualification for the international competitions is coming to a head, on Monday there was already the draw of the play-off games! First, but in this week and next week, the first and second leg in the third qualifying round to go on stage!
In the first leg between Krasnodar and Porto completely balanced odds are offered by the bookmakers! A favorite is not visible in the stadium Krasnodar!
Football Betting Tips Krasnodar vs Porto
While many other teams already have one or even two qualifying rounds in the legs, this is the first international game of the new season both for the third from Russia and the vice champion from Portugal! While the bookmakers do not want to commit themselves to a favorite in the first leg, the To-Qualify market between Krasnodar and Porto would be a great surprise for the hosts.
Krasnodar – Statistics & Current Form
The March 17, 2019 was finally the broken neck for the champions Leauge dreams of FK Krasnodar dar. The team of head coach Murad Musaev had beaten in the capital at Lokomotiv Moscow 0-1 and thus has a direct comparison (after a 2 : 1 home win) lost. After 30 games in the Premier League, both teams had 56 points and due to the defeat in direct comparison Krasnodar had to settle for third despite the much better goal ratio (+32 compared to +17).
Instead of the direct qualification for the premier class now two qualifying rounds must be overcome. On international stage Krasnodar is despite the success in the previous year against Bayer 04 Leverkusen still a small number. As an unseeded team the qualification would be a big surprise, with FC Porto Krasnodar has probably drawn the hardest possible chance!
A big advantage for the Russians is certainly the fact that the Russian Premier League 2019/20 has already completed four games. The home side already have competitive practice and can be satisfied with seven points from four games. Compared to the previous year, the team has gained in quality with the newcomers Remy Cabella (AS Saint Etienne) and Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord Rotterdam)!
However, the knockout duel is hampered by the defeats of Viktor Claesson (left winger, Sweden international) and Yuri Gazinskiy (central midfielder). Although the Portuguese certainly have the stronger squad, Krasnodar should not be underestimated. We definitely have a gap between Krasnodar and Porto on the score, as the Russians lost none of the five international home games in 2018/19 (three wins, two draws).
Expected formation of Krasnodar:
↪ Safonov – Ramirez, Martynovich, Spajic, Petrov – Olsson, Kambolov, Vilhena – Cabella, Ari, Namili
Last matches of Krasnodar:
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Zenit St Petersburg vs. FC Krasnodar 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 27.07.2019 – FC Krasnodar vs. Dinamo St. Petersburg 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – FC Ufa vs. FC Krasnodar 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Akhmat Grozny vs. FC Krasnodar 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 07.07.2019 – FC Krasnodar vs Krylja Sowetov Samara 1: 2 (Friendly Match)
Porto – Statistics & Current Form
Compared to the season 2017/18 had the Elf of Sergio Conceicao in the past season, a defeat take more. 27 wins faced four draws and three defeats! Exactly this one additional bankruptcy, which did not exist in the previous year, was finally decisive. The Conceicao-Elf missed the title defense and had to settle for the vice-championship behind the great arch-rivals Benfica Lisbon.
However, the last weeks of the season have shown that it is still only a sport and this is often secondary. The heart attack of Iker Casillas during the training was a big shock. “San Iker” is better, but a return to the green grass will (probably) do not exist anymore. Porto did not let him down and has now offered him a job as a link between club and team. The 31-year-old Argentine Augustin Marchesin (four internationals) will take his place between the posts.
The Casillas departure is only one of many. For example, Eder Militao, Felipe, Oliver Torres, Hector Herrera and Yacine Brahimi will not be in Porto again in 2019/20. The team has got a completely new face. Shoya Nakajima, Mateus Uribe, Ze Luis, Mamadou Loum or returnee Ivan Marcano are to compensate for these departures.
How much Porto will do this season is still uncertain. The domestic league will only start next weekend, and accordingly, the game in Krasnodar will be the first competitive match of 2019/20. The guests from Porto certainly have the better single player, but they also have the better team? Between Krasnodar and Porto, a successful tip to the draw for the Portuguese would probably be a satisfactory result!
Expected formation of Porto:
↪ Marchesin – Telles, Leite, Marcano, Manafa – Nakajima, Danilo Pereira, Uribe, Otavio – Marega, Aboubakar
Last matches of Porto:
⚽️ 27.07.2019 – Porto vs AS Monaco 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 21.07.2019 – Porto vs Getafe 2: 1 (Copa Ibérica)
⚽️ 19.07.2019 – Porto vs Betis Sevilla 1: 1 (Copa Ibérica)
⚽️ 16.07.2019 – Porto vs Fulham 1: 0 (friendly)
Krasnodar vs Porto Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Krasnodar will not only face Portugal’s top club FC Porto for the first time in their club’s history but will play their first competitive match against a team from Portugal on Wednesday night. The guests from the country of the reigning European champion have much more experience with Russian teams and after 14 games have an 8-4-2 record against teams from the East of Europe!
Krasnodar vs Porto Football Betting Tips Provided by Our Insider Tipsters
More balanced than in the game between Krasnodar and Porto, the odds on the three-way market could not be. Probably not only for the bookmakers, the first leg in Russia is a completely open game in which a prediction on the 1-X-2 market is an extremely difficult task. In fact, we too are keeping our fingers off these bets, because there are arguments for each of the three possible game outings!
Key Facts – Krasnodar vs Porto tips
⭐️ In 2018/19 Krasnodar lost none of the five international home games!
⭐️ For the first time the two teams face each other!
⭐️ The away game in Russia is the first competitive match for FC Porto in the 2019/20 season!
However, the Russians are much stronger at home than abroad, so they have to try to steer the knockout duel in their favor right from the start. Porto will certainly not be in top form after many changes compared to last season. Defensive could well create holes and thus opportunities for Krasnodar arise. Offensively, the Portuguese are always dangerous and to that effect we see good conditions between Krasnodar and Porto at the tip on the over 2.5! As bet, we bet on these bets five units!
Insider Tips: Over 2.5 goals
Competition: Champions League qualification 2019