Krasnodar VS Porto
Krasnodar and Porto face at Stadion Kuban’, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round). These two teams have never met before, so this will be the first head‑to‑head between them. Krasnodar registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.
Analysis of Krasnodar
The home team makes its debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of getting a positive result, using the home advantage in their favour. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 12 conceded. In their last match, for the Premier League, they got an away tie against Zenit by (1‑1). In the last 10 home matches Krasnodar has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
In this first leg match, the Krasnodar team will be playing at home, so they don’t want to do an ugly match. The goal of Krasnodar is to show a quality football and thus achieve the positive result, knowing that playing away home in the return game will be very complicated. It is expected that the Krasnodar team will take the initiative of the match and go on top. The coach should not have major absences for this match.
Analysis of Porto
The team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of getting a positive away result. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 10 conceded. In their last match, for the Club Friendlies, they got a home loss against Monaco by (0‑1). In the last 10 away matches Porto has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
The Porto team is confident of getting their classification, but they know it will be important for them to show something more on the pitch, knowing how to score and attack very efficiently. The visitors should set up a strong defensive scheme while looking for empty spaces to exploit attacking moves. The coach should go to the field with the best available.