On Wednesday in Krasnodar, will be historic for the local team event “Krasnodar” will debut in the Champions League, and local fans would love to see this debut was a success. Opponent of “Krasnodar” serious – “Port”, which recently raised over his head the Europa League and playing in the Champions League every year.
- The coefficients and forecast
“Krasnodar” in last season has won bronze medals of the championship of Russia, which allowed the team Musayev ensure their participation in the Champions League qualification.
“Krasnodar” almost fought to the last for direct access to the group stage of the Champions League with the “Locomotive”, but the experience of “railway” took over.
Before this season injuries to two key players of FC Krasnodar Gazinskaya and Klasson, because Musayev urgently needed to strengthen the squad. The team has worked successfully in the transfer market, having bought Cabello, Berg, Vilena and Namli. They have already made their debut for FC Krasnodar in the League, and Vilena and Namli noted there his first goals for the club.
In RPL “Krasnodar” started badly, sensationally losing “Akhmat” with the account 0:1, but then the bulls started to gain momentum, having won “Ufa” and “Sochi”, having hammered into gate of these teams by 3 goals.
In the last round “Krasnodar” was close to victory over Zenit, but missed the victory in the final minutes of that match. Match with Chinna champion had to show Musayev all the problems of his team and be an excellent dress rehearsal for the match against Porto. Perhaps several days have passed since that match Musayev enough to analyse the match and work on the bugs.
Porto have only conceded once in the group stage of the Champions League for 15 years. But the season of “dragons” is not something that is not failed, and managed to win the Europa League. So that the ambition of “Port” enough.
Last season for Porto turned out to be disastrous. The team confidently leading the championship, but spring has squandered all his advantage and allowed Benfica to be champion of Portugal. In addition, Porto have lost in the finals of the Portuguese Cup.
In the off-season, Porto have played 4 friendly matches, defeating Getafe and Fulham, having drawn with “betisa” and having lost only to Monaco.
The team bought a few players and among them ze Luis, who is familiar with the “Krasnodar” in his performances for Spartak. The way he scored in FC Krasnodar in the last 3 matches in a row and may extend his scoring streak as a player with Porto.
The main problem with Porto is that the Portuguese League hasn’t started yet and the team going into the match with the “Krasnodar” absolutely not played. And coach Conceicao will not be able to help “Port” at the edge of the field, as he will serve his suspension for the untimely exit of the team on the pitch against Liverpool in the Champions League last season.
The coefficients and forecast
The favorite in this match, the bookies can’t see putting basically identical odds of winning for each team. Offer to supply on the experience of Porto, namely F2 (0). Many players Porto played in Portugal and have vast experience in the European competitions.
“Krasnodar” few days ago had a tough match with Zenit and has some problems with defense, yet in the 4 games he played in the RPL team conceded 4 goals. Most likely, the “Port” will be able on the road to resist the Russians, and possibly the minimum to win.