Porto vs FC Basel: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s Champions League fixture at Estádio do Dragão

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Porto will be without their captain and top goal-scorer, Jackson Martinez, when they face FC Basel in Tuesday’s last-16 tie. Martinez, who has scored five goals in his last six Champions League appearances, sustained a groin injury in Friday’s win over Braga.

FC Basel come into the game having extended their lead at the top of the Swiss league to seven points after a 3-0 victory at the weekend, but Porto boast better recent form, having achieved seven wins in their last eight games, and the away goal they brought back from the first leg makes progression a much tougher prospect for the visitors.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 19.45

PAST MEETINGS…

Basel 1 (Gonzalez) Porto 1 (Danilo), Champions League, February 2015

STATS…

Porto have only conceded two goals or more on one occasion in the tournament this season.

Porto have only conceded more than one goal once in the Champions League

FC Basel have not one win in their last five visits to Portuguese clubs.

This is only the second time in their history that FC Basel have made it to the Champions League knockout stages.

ODDS…

Porto to win: 1.45

Basel to win: 9

Draw: 4.6

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7:45

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