Bayer Leverkusen – FC Porto – the situation in Group B:

The big surprise of group b most definitely Is Club Brugge. The Belgian team is leading the group with 9 points and 3 victories in three games!

All other teams, including the two teams of this game as well as Atlético Madrid have only collected 3 points in 3 rounds. The Belgians were doubtlessly expected to be the underdogs of this group, but all other teams are eating the Belgian dust!

Matchday 4 is usually the time when the situations of the Groups become clear. But in the UEFA Champions League 2022/23, the clubs of group b are living a hard battle to qualify for the UCL Round of 16, or even trying to at least qualify for the Europa League knockout stage.

Bayer Leverkusen – FC Porto: 1×2 betting scenario

The hosts have the lowest odds of the 1×2 market, but they are not overly low. Right now the German victory has odds of 2.18 on average. The match draw, that is the X selection, has odds of 3.68 on average, while the victory of FC Porto has odds of 3.27

The match will be very tense, and if we consider that Bayern is currently 15th in the Bundesliga classification table, with only 2 victories in 9 games, we can say it’ll be a tough game for the hosts.

FC Porto is 2nd in the Portuguese league, with 7 wins in 9 games.

Asian Handicap scenario: Bayer Leverkusen – Porto

The only points collected by Porto so far were the ones from the last game of group b against Leverkusen in their domains.

Of course, home factor is very important in the betting markets, but maybe FC Porto +0.25 @1.99 could be a bet of some value?

The lines available right now stabilized at a handicap of ¼ ball. The Germans recently won against Schalke 04 at home in their last Bundesliga game, but is the crisis gone? Will this affect their confidence significantly? Your call!

Maybe this +1/4 handicap could be a chance to hedge. Your call again!

Over/Under betting scenario: Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Porto

Both teams need points here, but I don’t see why the lines stabilized at 2.75 as they did. In my opinion, this tends to be a game of some tension for both sides, and lines between 2.25 and 2.5 would make more sense.

The average AH O/U lines are now Over 2.75 @1.96 and Under 2.75 @1.93


Group B will be very exciting for football betting as well as simply watching the games. No one expected the Belgians to be protagonists in this group, and now 3 big teams need to fight for the 2nd place and try to qualify for the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 Round of 16.