• Arsenal v Porto & Barcelona v Napoli betting preview

It’s week 2 of the second legs of RO16 matches in the Champions League this season. Arsenal welcome Porto, Barcelona host Napoli, Dortmund and PSG face off in Germany, and Atlético will try to change their recent fortunes at home against Inter Milan. It promises to be an exciting week.

Arsenal v Porto

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Arsenal’s Form – WLWWW

Arsenal host Porto at the Emirates for the second leg of their Round of 16 tie. The Gunners lost at Estadio do Dragao last month, and they will be hoping that it is not another early exit from the Champions League this season.

Porto’s Form – WDWWW

Since their 1-0 win against Arsenal last month, Porto have won 3 of their last four games including a 5-0 thrashing of arch-rivals Benfica. Galeno, the player who scored the winner in the first leg, has also been in notable form in the league, scoring 4 in his last 3 matches.

Team News

Gabriel Martinelli – Doubt
Takehiro Tomiyasu – Doubt
Jurrien Timber – unavailable

Possible XI – Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Zaidu Sanusi – Unavailable
Mehdi Taremi – Unavailable
Ivan Marcano – Unavailable

Possible XI – Costa; Mario, Pepe, Otavio, Wendell; Conceicao, Varela, Gonzalez, Galeno; Pepe, Evanilson.

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  • If Arsenal lose tonight, they would suffer their eighth successive Champions League exit at the last-16 stage
  • Porto have never defeated Arsenal at the Emirates in 3 attempts so far.
  • Arsenal have never conceded a goal vs Porto at the Emirates. Agg. Score for Arsenal v Porto at the Emirates is (11-0).
  • Arsenal have only managed to progress in the knock-out rounds of the Champions League after losing the first leg once. Coincidentally, the one time they did it was against FC Porto back in 2009/10.
  • The last time FC Porto were eliminated from the Champions League after winning the first leg, was back in 2012/13 vs Malaga.


Arsenal to win is at 1.26, which makes them strong favourites for this one. For Porto to win at the Emirates for the first time in their UEFA Champions League history, the odds are at 13.22. For inform players, Kai Havertz is backed to score at 3.00. FC Porto’s Galeno is backed at 8.80 to score at anytime at the Emirates.



Barcelona v Napoli


Barcelona are slightly the favourites for this tie at 1.95. Napoli to win is at a tempting 4.20 odds. Over 2.5 goals for this match is at a valuable 1.76. Robert Lewandowski to score for Barcelona anytime is at 2.30. Napoli striker Victor Osimhen who scored in the first leg is backed to get a goal at the Camp Nou at 3.25.