On Wednesday, September 15th, FC Porto will host Inter Milan at the Estádio do Dragão in the first match of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage. The match is set to kick off at 8:00 PM CET (2:00 PM ET), and fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating this exciting encounter.
Porto and Inter have faced each other three times in the Champions League in the past, with Porto winning two matches and one ending in a draw. However, this year’s clash promises to be a thrilling affair, with both teams boasting strong squads and high aspirations.
If you’re unable to attend the match in person, there are a few ways you can catch the action live from the comfort of your home.
TV channel and live stream information
The game will be broadcast on BT Sport in the UK, Univision in the US, DAZN in Canada, and beIN Sports in the Middle East. In India, the match will be available on Sony Ten 2 SD and HD.
For fans who don’t have access to traditional TV broadcast options, streaming platforms such as Paramount+, Fubo TV, and Sling TV will be showing the match in the US. Those in Canada can watch the match on DAZN.
UEFA will also be streaming the match live on their official website and mobile app. However, this option is only available in certain regions, so check your local listings for more information.
Odds and prediction:
Both teams are evenly matched in terms of quality, but Inter is arguably the stronger side, having finished second in Serie A last season behind arch-rivals AC Milan. They have also added several key players to their squad, including Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal.
On the other hand, Porto is not to be underestimated, having won the Portuguese Liga last season and boasting an impressive home record in European competitions. However, they have lost some key players in the summer and could struggle to match Inter’s firepower.
As for the odds, Inter are currently the slight favorites to win the match, with most bookmakers offering odds of around 2/1 on an Inter victory. A draw is priced at around 12/5, while a Porto win is available at odds of around 11/5.
Overall, we predict that Inter will come away with a hard-fought victory, edging out Porto by a score of 2-1. However, anything can happen in the Champions League, and both teams will be looking to make a statement in their opening group stage match.