FC Porto vs Lazio Betting Tips 18/02/2022

February 15, 2022
Benson Chikezie
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FC Porto vs Lazio Betting Tips 18/02/2022

Benson Chikezie, Senior Author

After failing to qualify for the next round of the Champions League, FC Porto will continue their European journey in the Europa League Round of 16. They host Lazio at the Estado Do Dragão in the first leg of the playoffs on the 17th of February, 2022 (18/2/22 01:30 IST).
The Portuguese league leaders will hope to make a strong case for themselves in front of their home fans. On the other hand, Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio will hope to put in a shift on the night that would see them having an easier game when they play at home in the second leg.

Teams Status

FC Porto

Porto are coming into this game on the back of a draw that halted an 11-match winning run in all competitions. The last time they lost was in a 3–1 home defeat to Atletico Madrid in December that saw them effectively knocked out of the UCL.

The Portuguese side have shone since that defeat, especially domestically. They sit 1st on their league table, 6 points above Sporting, in 2nd place. With 19 wins, 3 draws, and no losses out of the 22 games played so far, along with 57 goals scored and 16 conceded, they appear to be in a rich state of form.

In Europe, the story is a bit different. FC Porto had a poor outing in the Champions League, winning 1, drawing 2, and losing 3 of their 6 group stage fixtures, scoring 4 goals and conceding 11. Luiz Diaz was their top scorer with 2 goals, and he has since switched allegiance to Liverpool.

For their team news, Porto will most likely be without Brazilian defender Wendell who was red-carded in their last Champions League fixture, Agustin Marchesin, who is also on a red card, and Wilson Manafa, who is injured.


Sarri’s men are having a mixed season regarding their current form. In their last 5 games in all competitions, they have managed 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss to AC Milan in the Coppa Italia.

In Europe, they fared a bit better, winning 2, drawing 3, and losing 1 in 6 group stage games, scoring 7 goals and conceding 3. Ciro Immobile leads the Lazio line and has contributed 3 goals in the Europa League campaign.

For their team news, Lazio will be without the services of Ascerbi Francesco, who is sidelined with an injury.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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The odds favor FC Porto to win, according to the different sportsbooks we looked at. On the Sportsbet.io sportsbook, Porto to win is placed at 2.12 odds, a draw is at 3.50 odds, and a win for Lazio is at 3.40 odds.

On the Paripesa sportsbook, Lazio’s win is at 3.44 odds, a draw is at 3.68 odds, and a Porto victory is placed at 2.20 odds. The Parimatch sportsbook favors Porto to win at 2.23 odds, a draw at 3.45 odds, and a win for Lazio at 3.20 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

Both sides are almost evenly matched, and this fixture may be the most highly contested in the Europa League Round of 16. FC Porto will be under pressure as they play at home, and Lazio will hope to get a foothold in the tie, which could help them finish the job in Italy. Here are our tips for this fixture:

Tip: Porto To Win Or Draw @ 1.358

FC Porto are in rich form, especially domestically, and will hope to transfer that form to their performances in Europe. The only time these teams have met in European competition, Porto recorded a 4-1 home victory. They will hope to repeat the feat, and Lazio will not roll over in defeat easily. Porto to win or draw is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.358.

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.71

We expect a game of free-flowing attacking football at both ends of the pitch and possibly a flurry of goals if both sides take their chances well. Ciro Immobile is a man in form and should not be taken lightly, plus Porto have scored in each of their last 5 games. Both teams to score is available on the Sportsbet.io sportsbook at 1.71 odds.


This is only the second meeting between these two sides— the first came in 2003. FC Porto will hope to snatch the victory here, while Lazio will hope to win, draw, or get that valuable away goal. We expect a good game, generally, and a tightly contested encounter.

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