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Porto vs Sevilla – Porto have home form to dominate

| 23.02.2011

Porto are unbeaten in nine European games this season and they should be backed to continue this run to seal their progression to the last 16 of the Europa League at the expense of Sevilla.

Match Odds

Eight wins in these nine games makes Porto one of the form teams in the competition and they have the added luxury of holding a 2-1 advantage from the away leg of their tie with Sevilla.

Furthermore, Porto have triumphed in all 11 of their home games in the Portuguese top flight this season and are reasonably priced at 8/11 to beat Sevilla.

Meanwhile, Sevilla have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions and are without a victory in four fixtures on the road.

It is 7/2 in the Europa League betting that Sevilla beat Porto, while the draw that would suit Porto down to the ground is available at 11/4.

First Goalscorer

Radamel Falcao is the top scorer in this season’s Europa League and it makes sense to stick with him to continue his scoring exploits against Sevilla.

Falcao has seven goals since the start of the group stages and is 5/1 in the Europa League odds to net the opener in Sevilla’s visit to Portugal.

However, strike partner Hulk should not be ruled out in this market at 9/2, particularly as he averages a goal a game in his 19 appearances for Porto in the Portuguese league this season.

Frederic Kanoute potentially poses the biggest attacking threat for Sevilla and can be backed at 13/2 to break the deadlock.

Porto’s host of options in attack may also make them more likely to be the team to score the first goal at 4/7.

A £25 stake on Porto beating Sevilla 3-1 would return £300. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.