Manchester City have already booked their place in the knockout phase of the Champions League ahead of their trip to Portugal.
A potential hiccup in the visitors plans for their next bid to claim continental glory will be a visit to Porto. While’s City place in the next round is confirmed, they could yet finish second in the group. Porto have plenty to play for as they will go through if they avoid defeat against City, or if Olympiakos do not beat Marseille.
While Sergio Aguero has stayed behind, manager Pep Guardiola still has major star quality to call on – Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernado Silva and Ferran Torres among others – as the English side look to continue their dominance over Porto.
Porto have lost their three previous meetings with City by an aggregate score of 2-9, conceding at least two goals in each game. The hosts will be playing to avoid another defeat as well as a continuation of their recent struggles against Premier League teams; they are winless in their last five meetings with English teams.
History favours the visitors and so does the sheer weight of their quality. It may be a 2-1 result but expect City to come out on top.