RB Leipzig – FC Porto Europe Champions League Prediction and Preview: 17th October 2017
At the end of a spectacular game, the “bulls” managed to bring the first defeat for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Driving from the 4th minute, they managed to get back to the break thanks to Sabitzer and Poulsen’s success. The second half was extremely animated with goals, penalties and eliminations on both sides. It was for the second time this season, when they managed to tie two consecutive wins after having won 2-1 in Cologne in the previous round. Returning from an internal form, Leipzig is now focusing on the Champions League. With only one point accumulated in the first two rounds, a new wrong step can not be counted.
After a break of almost two weeks, the “dragons” played the first official match on Friday, October 13, when they passed without emotion in the cup of Lusitano GC, score 6-0. It was the third consecutive game in which the defensive made its full duty after the Monaco victory (3-0) and the draw with Sporting (0-0). As a matter of fact, guests have a nearly perfect cross-country course with a draw and five wins won in all competitions. Five of these games ended without receiving a goal. On the second place in the group with 3 points accumulated, Porto can make an important step towards the Champions League spring, in case of a new victory. Especially in return he will receive the visit from Leipzig and Monaco, teams currently in positions 3 and 4 respectively.
Leipzig (4-4-2): Gulacsi – Bernardo, Ilsanker, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Kampl, Keita, Sabitzer, Forsberg – Werner, Poulsen
Porto (4-2-3-1): Casillas – Ricardo Pereira, Felipe, Marcano, Telles – Oliveira, Danilo Pereira – Marega, Herrera, Brahimi – Aboubakar