FC Porto vs. Austria Vienna Preview (Champions League): Portistas Seizes Opportunity To Advance

Updated: November 19, 2013
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The Portistas are keen on advancing in the Champions League. The 2-time European champion foresees a great opportunity since they are in a strong position to snatch the limelight. They are playing in their ground and most importantly, one of Austria Wien’s key players is nursing an injury.



Match Date: 26 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estadio do Dragao


Team Form

FC Porto

The Portistas have the chance to snatch the 2nd spot from Zenit Petersburg. The latter is just a notch higher in terms of their position and number of points against FC Porto. With the latter’s match against Austria Vienna, the club exhibits high possibility of dominating the encounter.


Other than playing in their own ground, one of FC Porto’s main advantages is that they have already dominated this tournament twice. They are 2-time titleholders in the competition and they will carry this experience as they plan to advance in the latter stage. The depth of their stints in the final will be one of their driving forces in the tournament.


Austria Vienna

Austria Vienna shall face the Portistas without the services of their trusted midfielder, Florian Mader.


Mader just suffered a calf injury that will keep him sidelined during the awaited match. Such incident is a big blow for the struggling club. This is most especially true nowadays that the group stage is about to end soon.


So far, Austria Vienna has never won a single match in the tournament. The point it accumulated was a result of the even steven finish against Zenit Petersburg.


Football betting tip: FC Porto 2-0 Austria Vienna

Apparently, the Portistas have the edge. With the things going their way, clinching a victory barely requires one to lift a finger.



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