Savvy Champions League Pick as Experienced Chelsea Visits FC Porto

Steven Suarez

Monday, September 28, 2015 8:26 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 28, 2015 8:26 PM UTC

The Blues may be struggling domestically, but they've  gotten off to a great start in Europe. Will they grab another win away to Porto? Let's review the soccer odds that are on offer.

Odds Overview
This should be a great match between the Dragons and Blues, with both clubs knowing how important each and every point could wind up being in Group G. When we look over the available soccer odds, we see Porto as the favorite, but not by much. They're listed at roughly +150, with Chelsea at right around +200 and a draw approaching +215.


FC Porto
Considering the Dragons have yet to lose an official match in any competition so far this season, they're going to be feeling confident in their chances of beating Chelsea on Tuesday. They're tied with Sporting CP on top of the Portuguese Liga table with 14 points earned out of a possible 18, and they earned a point in their first Champions League group stage match against Dynamo Kyiv.

Vincent Aboubakar, who leads the team with four league goals already, is one to watch for Porto. Mexican midfielder Jesus Corona is another.


Yes, the Blues are unbeaten over their previous four matches across all competitions, but it's hard to look past their place in the Premier League table. They're in 15th right now, a shocking development given they're the defending champions.

That said, Chelsea did open their UCL campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv, so they're off to a good start there. Can they keep it going in what should be a much more difficult test at Porto?


Champions League Pick
Generally speaking it's been a rough start to the season for Mourinho's men, but the Blues always seem to bring a top-notch effort in European play, and that should continue Tuesday versus Porto.

It's never easy going into a tough environment and earning a result, but there is a plethora of experience within this Chelsea squad, so that should help them cope here. We know the Blues have the quality as well, so it's hard to envision them not getting at least a point out of this match, a result which Mourinho would probably be fine with. With your soccer picks, consider adding a draw at just over +200.

Predicted Final Score: Porto 1 Chelsea 1

Champions League Soccer Pick: Draw +215 at 5Dimes

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