Porto vs Arsenal: Champions League prediction, team news, kick-off time, TV, h2h, odds today

Porto vs Arsenal: Champions League prediction, team news, kick-off time, TV, h2h, odds today

Arsenal and Porto are set for a Champions League reunion tonight.

Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich (again), Monaco, Barcelona (again) and Bayern Munich (again again) were the victors in Arsenal’s previous trips to the first knockout round - contributing to a painful run which haunted Arsene Wenger’s latter years at the club.


However, in the year before that curse kicked off, it was Porto who the north Londoners met at this very stage.

Despite a 2-1 defeat in Portugal, Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick at the Emirates to seal a five-goal reverse and send Arsenal into the quarter-finals.

Arteta will be desperate to repeat such heroics this season to end not only his personal struggles in knockout football, but an unhappy knack that has dogged the club for well over a decade.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Porto vs Arsenal is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

The match will take place at Estadio do Dragao.

Arsenal have won five in a row (REUTERS)
Arsenal have won five in a row (REUTERS)

Where to watch Porto vs Arsenal

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action tonight via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from our reporter Simon Collings at the ground.

Porto vs Arsenal team news

Porto XI: Costa, Mario, Pepe, Otavio, Wendell, Varela, Gonzalez, Conceicao, Pepe, Galeno, Evanilson

Subs: Eustaquio, Grujic, Ramos, Sanchez, Jaime, Loader, Franco, Baro, Martinez, Borges, Ze Pedro, Cardoso

Arsenal XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Trossard, Martinelli

Subs: Ramsdale, Hein, Cedric, Heaven, Sweet, Elneny, Nwaneri, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Jorginho, Nelson, Nketiah

Porto vs Arsenal prediction

Porto are off the pace in their domestic title race yet performed well in the group stages. Ultimately, their squad is no match for Arsenal, who are enjoying a five-game win streak.

It is possible to see the Gunners even putting the tie to bed in the first leg, if they can maintain their recent goalscoring boon.

Arsenal to win, 3-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Both teams have only scored once in their total of six meetings.

Porto wins: 2

Arsenal wins: 3

Draws: 1

Porto vs Arsenal match odds

Porto: 19/4

Arsenal: 8/13

Draw: 14/5

Odds via Bet 365 (subject to change).