Porto v Juventus Betting: Confident hosts can prove to tough test for Allegri's side

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Boasting a strong record at the Estadio Do Dragao, Al Hain-Cole expects Nuno Espirito Santos’ team to give the Bianconeri a competitive game

Porto will be hoping to record their first ever Champions League victory over Juventus when the teams come face-to-face at the Estadio Do Dragao for Wednesday’s last 16 clash.

Nuno Espirito Santos’ team have lost two and drawn one of the previous three European encounters between the sides but are available at 5/2 (3.50) with Betfair Sportsbook to take control of the tie by coming out on top on this occasion.

As the only team in the competition to have won all three of their away matches in the group stages, Massimiliano Allegri’s side are 6/5 (2.20) favourites to put one foot in the quarter-finals by securing another vital win on the road.

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For those who fancy the chances of the Italian visitors but want a bigger price, there's the chance to back them at 10/1 (11.0) when opening a new Betfair account. Simply register using the link provided, back Juve at the usual price shown on site and the returns will be topped up to 10/1 (11.0) if they come out on top. Winnings paid as free bets. T&C's apply.

The only previous encounter between the sides on Portuguese soil resulted in a 0-0 draw back in 2001, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on them cancelling each other out once again here.

While they may hold the upper hand in terms of head-to-head record, the guests will know not to take anything for granted against a team that has lost just once in 14 Champions League knockout stage matches in front of their own fans.

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In fact, no Italian team has come out on top in the Dragoes’ back yard in any of the last five attempts, with Roma losing out 4-1 on aggregate in this season’s Champions League qualification play-offs.

Having found the net in all but one of their previous 12 home fixtures in this competition, the hosts will certainly feel confident of breaching a defence that could be missing the influential Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli through injury. On top of that, Leonardo Bonucci could be absent after his heated exchange with Allegri during the recent Palermo clash.

However, considering they have only failed to score once in eight away European matches – hitting the net 14 times in that period – the Bianconeri are more than capable of joining Porto on the scoresheet and making odds of 6/5 (2.20) seem generous on both teams finding the net.

Both teams to score for a 1.5 pt stake at 6/5 (2.20) with Betfair Sportsbook

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