Brahimi 8/5 to strike anytime in attacking Champions League spectacle

Porto are one of only three teams to remain unbeaten in the competition


Brahimi 8/5 to strike anytime in attacking Champions League spectacle

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Betting Tip: @ 8/5 with coral

There will be an array of astute attacking talent on display in the Champions League as Porto host Basel in a thrilling last 16 encounter, with the tie perfectly-poised at 1-1 from the first leg.

The Portuguese giants are one of only three sides to remain unbeaten so far in this year’s competition, alongside Chelsea and reigning champions Real Madrid.

Julen Lopetegui’s hosts have been prolific among Europe’s elite this term, with their amazing African Player of the Year Yacine Brahimi having netted four times.

Brilliant Brahimi is the club’s joint-topscorer in the Champions League with Jackson Martinez, and is a best priced 8/5 with Coral to strike anytime at the Estadio Do Dragao.

Porto have won seven of their previous eight matches in all competitions, and have only ever lost once to a Swiss opponent in Europe.

Clinical Cristian Tello has been in fine form, having recently hit a fantastic hat-trick in an impressive 3-0 victory over bitter rivals Sporting Lisbon.

The ferocious forward, who is on loan from Barcelona, is 13/5 with Bet365 to bag another anytime and add to his superb season tally of seven goals.

Sought-after Brazilian right back Danilo has provided the Portuguese title-challengers with a great attacking outlet from a wide position, but is expected to complete a move to Madrid this year.

However, the talented defender will be aiming to help send his side reach the quarter-finals and is 5/1 with Bet365 to net anytime, having fired in the first leg equaliser.

Porto’s attack will have to beat Basel’s superb stopper Tomas Vaclik, who has made more saves than any other goalkeeper from the teams still left in his season’s competition.

This proves Basel won’t be overcome easily, with the Swiss travelling outfit having made this stage for only the second time in their history.

Fantastic Fabian Frei has been directly involved in the majority of his side’s goals this term, scoring or assisting four of the last six strikes in the Champions League.

The Swiss star is 7/1 with William Hill to strike anytime against the 2004 European champions, after firing home the winner in a recent 1-0 domestic league triumph.

Menacing marksman Marco Streller could possibly be playing his last European game, as a retirement looks likely in the summer, but he is 11/4 with William Hill to score anytime in Portugal.

Basel set-piece expert Fabian Schar could have an impact on proceedings, with the 23-year-old available at 12/1 with Sky Bet to fire in his third goal of the season anytime.

Betting Tip: @ 8/5 with coral

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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