Porto v City: Paddy Power odds
- 16 February 2012 16:01
- Posted by Chris Bailey
City’s new UK betting partners Paddy Power have priced up a Europa League win in Porto tonight at a tasty 6/4.
The round of 32 tie pits the Premier League leaders against the team lying second (behind Benfica) in the Portuguese top division.
Porto are also defending the trophy that they won last year against countrymen Braga in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Like most observers Paddy Power believe that the contest will be tight and have chalked up a 2-1 win for Roberto Mancini’s men at 17/2 and a 1-1 draw, complete with a precious away goal, at 5/1.
Leading marksman Sergio Aguero hasn’t scored on the Blues travels in 2012 and he is priced at 10/3 to end that mini drought on Thursday night. Mario Balotelli, whose four-match ban has now been served, is 17/10 to mark his comeback with a goal at any point of the match.
If you fancy a more adventurous punt then England central defender Joleon Lescott is 33/1 to repeat his weekend heroics and score the last goal of the game.
From a Porto perspective Paddy Power believe the main threat will be Hulk on Thursday night and if punters believe the Brazilian will have one of his incredible games, he is available at15/8 to score anytime.
As a safety net Paddy Power have a special offer on the game - namely that if City lead this game at half time but fail to win they will refund all losing 1st/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles on the match.
For a full list of prices on the game and the opportunity to claim a £20 free bet once you sign up to Paddy Power and wager £10, please click HERE.