Porto, Portugal, will make their first official match on Wednesday, August 7, 2019/2020, putting their future in the Champions League at stake. They face Russia’s Krasnodar in a duel for the round of the fourth round of qualifying to qualify for the tournament. The meeting will be held at Krasnodar stadium in Krasnodar, starting at 2 pm (Brasília time). The return match is scheduled for August 13.
The Champions League is in its fourth qualifying round to define the last six teams to take place in the group stage in its 2019/2020 edition. It is the last step that gets its name.The 10 clubs out of the 20 that have survived this stage will play the so-called playoffs, which already have two pre-ranked teams, namely the Young Boys from Switzerland and Slavia Prague from the Czech Republic.
Krasnodar is already in competition rhythm. On Saturday, August 3, he faced Zenit Petersburg, the current national champion and already secured in the Champions League group stage, for the fourth round of the 2019/2020 season of the Russian Championship. As a visitor, they were tied 1-1.Enough to reach the seven-point level (two wins, one draw and one loss), which left him fourth in the standings. It is three points behind Zenit, who leads the race. However, it made three of its first four matches outside its domains. In their only home game, Russian runners-up beat Sochi 3-0.The team resumed their activities in the second half of June and carried out six friendly preparations, all against Russian teams. They defeated CSKA Moscow 1-0, Rostov 1-0, and Spartak Moscow 3-0; tied with FK Chayka, by 2 to 2; and lost to Ural 2-0, and Samara 2-2.
Porto’s big surprise for the 2019/2020 season will be in the reserve bench. This is coach Sérgio Conceição, who was kept in charge despite all indications to the contrary in the final stretch of the 2018/2019 season.With him, Porto had a brilliant first half of the year. He advanced in all three of his cups. In the Champions League, completed the first phase with the best campaign. In the Portuguese Championship, turned the year in front of the leaderboard. In breaking, established an unbeaten sequence that surpassed the house of 20 confrontations.However, he lost his breath in the second half of the season. He fell in the Champions League for Liverpool, a result that cannot be considered bad due to his rival’s clear technical superiority. The same, however, does not apply to their eliminations in local tournaments. Porto lost the Portuguese League Cup title in the final to Sporting and repeated the deciding dose of the Portuguese Cup.However, what ended up bringing more criticism to Sergio Conceição was not being able to maintain the advantage over Benfica, who reacted at the end of the Portuguese Championship and took the Porto title. The club board decided to give a vote of confidence to the coach, who had four friendly preparations. They defeated England’s Fulham 1-0 and Spain’s Getafe 2-1; tied with Betis of Spain, 1 to 1; and lost to Monaco of France 1-0.
Football Prediction of the Day Krasnodar vs Porto
The biggest criticism of Sergio Conceição’s work is Porto’s lack of offensive aggressiveness, something that cannot be measured in this match as the club must act very conservatively against Krasnodar. Thus, the prognosis in equality ends up being a good guess for the match for the round of the fourth round of qualifying for the 2019/2020 Champions League.
Bet Tips: Porto