Chelsea's most recent appearance in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League took place in 2014, when it defeated PSG before falling to Atletico Madrid in the semifinals. Porto reached the quarterfinals twice since then but hasn't advanced since capturing the title for the second time in club history in 2004. The sides look to end their semifinal droughts when they square off in a 2021 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie, which begins with the first-leg match on Wednesday. Chelsea has yet to lose in the competition this campaign, recording six wins and two draws, while Porto followed a defeat in the group-stage opener with five victories and a draw before being edged 3-2 by Juventus in the second leg of their Round of 16 showdown.
Kickoff from Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla, Spain is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. The latest Porto vs. Chelsea odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Chelsea as 0.5-goal and -126 money-line favorites, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Chelsea vs. Porto picks, be sure to see the UEFA Champions League predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's soccer guru Martin Green.
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After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Porto vs. Chelsea. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several odds and trends for Chelsea vs. Porto:
- Porto vs. Chelsea spread: Chelsea -0.5
- Porto vs. Chelsea over-under: 2.5 goals
- Porto vs. Chelsea money line: Chelsea -126, Porto +420, Draw +235
- POR: The Dragons have not reached the UCL semifinals since 2004
- CHE: The Blues have lost only two of their last 15 Champions League matches (nine wins, four draws)
Top Champions League predictions for Chelsea vs. Porto
Green is leaning under 2.5 goals in Wednesday's matchup between Porto and Chelsea. The Blues may have their leading scorer in the lineup, but Tammy Abraham (12 goals) hasn't played since Feb. 20 due to a nagging ankle injury and a conflict with manager Thomas Tuchel. Olivier Giroud is second on the squad with 11 goals and has scored a team-high six in the Champions League but has gone four overall matches without one. Meanwhile, Timo Werner (10 goals) is in the midst of an 11-game scoring drought.
Chelsea allowed five goals in a Premier League loss to West Brom on Saturday but had posted clean sheets in each of its seven previous matches across all competitions. Porto hasn't exactly been an offensive powerhouse of late, as it enters Wednesday's match having produced fewer than three goals in 14 consecutive contests. Leading scorer Sergio Oliveira (17 goals) has converted just once in his last five outings while Mehdi Taremi (11) has gone eight games without scoring, which is one of the reasons Green is leaning toward the under on Wednesday.
How to make Champions League picks for Chelsea vs. Porto
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