RSSGoogle PlusTwitterFacebook
Home  /  Football  /  Man City Travel To The Reigning Europa League Champions

Porto v Man City Odds: Back a draw in the first leg betting

Click here for the latest odds and betting preview for the Europa League second leg match between Man City and Porto on Wednesday 22nd February 2012.

One of the stand out ties of the Europa League last-32 draw is undoubtedly Porto against Manchester City and the pair meet for the first leg on Thursday night. There is little to choose between the two in the match odds at Estadio do Dragao, with Porto priced 17/10, Man City 8/5 and the draw looks a decent bet at a best priced 23/10 with Paddy Power.

City are favourites to make it through to the last-sixteen though, where Sporting Lisbon or Legia Warsaw will in wait, as they are 2/5 on, while Porto are 7/4 to qualify.

Porto are the reigning Europa League champions after they beat Braga 1-0 in the final last year. They are a much changed outfit this season as they have lost several key players and of course their manager Andre Villas-Boas, although this current side look capable of taking a draw this week.

The Portuguese team are unbeaten at home this season and are unbeaten in their last seven European matches on home soil. They may be third in the Portuguese League at the moment but their home record is not to be sniffed at, particularly as they have won six, drawn six and lost only two of fourteen matches at home against English opposition.

Paddy Power are offering to refund all losing first scorer, last scorer, correct score and scorecast single bets on Thursday's match if City are ahead at half-time and fail to win. With that in mind it could be worth a look at Porto's James Rodriguez in the scorer markets as the Colombian midfielder has scored four in three and is 15/2 to score first or 5/2 to score anytime.

Porto should fancy their chances of grabbing a goal against City, who have looked unconvincing despite holding on to top spot in the Premier League. City notched a fortuitous 1-0 win over Aston Villa at the weekend but they again lacked the firepower to break a poor side down.

Edin Dzeko is likely to get another chance up front after scoring three in his last five and he could be worth a look to score first at odds of 6/1 with Paddy Power. Manager Roberto Mancini will welcome Yaya Toure and Kolo Toure back from African Nations duty and their return will be a huge boost.

Mancini is likely to pick a strong side as his team are not in FA Cup action at the weekend, although they will need to improve on a run of five wins in their last eleven matches. They have been ahead at half-time only once in their last five outings and the double result of a half-time and full-time draw looks decent value at 7/2.

Meanwhile, five of City's last six away games have involved under 2.5 goals and the under market is 4/5 this week. City's away form in Europe hasn't been great as they have only won one of their last seven away from home.

Mancini is likely to take a safety first, Italian style view of this first leg which makes the score draw very tempting at 7/2 with PaddyPower, while the correct score of 1-1 can be backed at 5/1.

Porto v Man City Form

Check the season's statistics for both Porto and Man City, plus the odds ahead of Thursday's match.

Porto StatsMan City Stats

Porto v Man City Tips

Tip #1: Draw @ 23/10 with PaddyPower.
Tip #2: James Rodriguez to score anytime @ 5/2 with PaddyPower.
Tip #3: Edin Dzeko to score first @ 6/1 with PaddyPower.

Porto v Man City Odds

Match Betting

17/10 Porto
23/10 Draw
8/5 Man City

To Qualify Odds

7/4 Porto
2/5 Man City

Correct Score Odds

15/2 Porto 1-0
12/1 Porto 2-0
17/2 Porto 2-1
17/2 Draw 0-0
5/1 Draw 1-1
11/1 Draw 2-2
15/2 Man City 1-0
12/1 Man City 2-0
17/2 Man City 2-1

First Goalscorer Odds

5/1 Sergio Aguero
11/2 Mario Balotelli
6/1 Edin Dzeko
6/1 Hulk
7/1 Kleber
15/2 David Silva
15/2 James Rodriguez
8/1 No Goalscorer
9/1 Samir Nasri
9/1 Cristian Rodriguez
10/1 Silvestre Varela

Odds supplied by PaddyPower.com, who will refund all losing first/last scorer, correct score and scorecast single bets on the match if Man City are ahead at half-time and fail to win.

10 Latest Football Articles

Back Germany to edge Argentina in 2014 World Cup FinalBack Germany to edge Argentina in 2014 World Cup Final
Germans Favourites For 4th Golden Globe
11th Jul
Victories for Holland and Germany Tipped for Weekend World Cup DoubleVictories for Holland and Germany Tipped for Weekend World Cup Double
7/1 Bet The Call As Curtain Falls In Brazil
11th Jul
Brazil tipped to bounce back and snatch third spot over NetherlandsBrazil tipped to bounce back and snatch third spot over Netherlands
Hosts Favourites In Capital Clash
10th Jul
Expect Two Low Scoring Games in World Cup SemiFinalsExpect Two Low Scoring Games in World Cup SemiFinals
Brazil V Germany And Argentina V Holland Both Tipped To Be Under 2.5 Goals
8th Jul
Brazil v Germany Odds Betting is tight for World Cup semi final clashBrazil v Germany Odds Betting is tight for World Cup semi final clash
Brazil Bid To Cope With The Loss Of Neymar
7th Jul
Netherlands v Argentina Odds Match betting suggests semi final could go the distanceNetherlands v Argentina Odds Match betting suggests semi final could go the distance
Lionel Messi Heads The First Scorer Betting
7th Jul
Argentina and Holland Tipped To Complete World Cup Semi Final Line UpArgentina and Holland Tipped To Complete World Cup Semi Final Line Up
9/4 Double The Pick For Saturday’s Bet
5th Jul
Both Teams To Score The Call In Both Of Fridays World Cup Quarter FinalsBoth Teams To Score The Call In Both Of Fridays World Cup Quarter Finals
Expect Goals In France V Germany And Brazil V Colombia Matches
4th Jul
Netherlands v Costa Rica Odds Back Holland to end La Seles dream and surge into semisNetherlands v Costa Rica Odds Back Holland to end La Seles dream and surge into semis
Dutch Hot Favourites
3rd Jul
Argentina v Belgium Odds Lionel Messi heads the first scorer betting in BrasiliaArgentina v Belgium Odds Lionel Messi heads the first scorer betting in Brasilia
Argentina Favourites For Last Eight Tie
3rd Jul

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Lazio V Atletico Madrid Odds Spanish Side Can Upset The First Leg Betting
Atletico have kept five clean sheets in a row
15th Feb
Ajax V Man Utd Odds Rooney To Score Two Or More Looks A Tempting Bet
Wayne Rooney has scored four goals in his last two outings
15th Feb
AC Milan V Arsenal Odds Italian Side Favourites In The First Leg Betting
Arsenal have won only 3 of last 12 away games in Europe
14th Feb
Zenit V Benfica Odds Oscar Cardozo Looks A Tempting Bet To Score First
Cardozo has scored nine goals in his last eight appearances
14th Feb
Bayer Leverkusen V Barcelona Odds Barca Hot Favourites For Last Sixteen Tie
German side attempt to upset the odds at the BayArena
13th Feb

Headline News

Morten Orum Madsen tipped to shine in MoscowRikard Karlberg And Scott Jamieson Head The Betting For The Russian Open
Morten Orum Madsen Tipped To Shine In Moscow
Tim Clark and KJ Choi also make shortlist for QuebecLuke Donald Tipped To Bounce Back To Form In The Canadian Open At Royal Montreal Golf Club
Tim Clark And KJ Choi Also Make Shortlist For Quebec
McIlroy will look to complete a career grand slam in 2015Open Hero Rory McIlroy Is Favourite To Complete A Grand Slam At The 2015 US Masters
McIlroy Will Look To Complete A Career Grand Slam In 2015
Montgomerie and Jimenez favourites for Seniors British Open2014 Senior Open Championship Odds Tom Watson Tipped To Roll Back The Years At Porthcawl
Montgomerie And Jimenez Favourites For Seniors British Open
Betting is tight for the Galway Plate feature2014 Galway Festival Betting Preview Pique Sous Favourite For Galway Hurdle On Ladies Day
Betting Is Tight For The Galway Plate Feature

Massive £250 free bet offer.

  • Place an initial bet of £50
  • Paddy Power will give you a £50 free bet
  • After this, place further bets and Paddy Power will give you up to £250 in free bets
  • Visit Paddy Power for more details

Open Account - Free £250 Bets With Paddypower

£50 free bet with William Hill.

  • Open an account at William Hill and and use the promotion code DIRECT50.
  • Deposit funds and place your first bet
  • William Hill match your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Claim £50 Free With William Hill

Claim a signup bonus offer of £200 with Bet365.

  • Bet365 match your first deposit with a 100% bonus
  • Deposit anywhere between £10 and £200 to claim this massive offer

Open Account - Claim a £200 signup offer at Bet365

The UK based bookmaker Betfred is now offering a £25 free bet for new clients on their site.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • Then once you have placed a bet of up to £25 they will provide you with a second free bet of £25

Open Account - Free £25 Bet With Betfred

Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a free bet of up to £100 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.

Bet £5 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.

Open Account - £100 Free Bet - Ladbrokes

Get free bets totalling £30 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • One a new betting account at Skybet.
  • Deposit and place your first bet and Sky Bet will match with a free bet up to £30.
  • In addition, Skybet will also give you a £10 free bet every week!

Open Account - Open Account - Get £30 in free bets with Sky Bet

BetVictor is offering £50 in free bets to all new clients.

  • Place a £10 bet and get a £10 free bet
  • Place a £20 double and get a £20 free bet
  • Place a £25 treble and get a £25 free bet
  • Place a £25 fourfold and get a £40 free bet

Open Account - Open Account - Free £50 Bets With BetVictor

Bookmark This Page

TwitterGoogleMixxPropellerStumble UponDiggRedditYahoo
Online Casino
Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures