Current Primeira Liga leaders Porto travel to Portimonense on Friday night looking to strengthen their grip on top spot (7pm kick-off, UK time).
After 12 matches in the Portuguese top flight, Sergio Conceicao’s men currently lead the way, but only one point separates first from Benfica in third, with reigning champions Sporting sandwiched in second. Portimonense meanwhile are sitting pretty in sixth and looking to move up to fourth.
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Portimonense vs Porto build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
It’s been a stellar campaign for Portimonense in these early stages, with Paulo Sergio’s side already claiming the scalp of Benfica, inflicting the Lisbon club their only defeat of the league season so far, while most recently they enjoyed a 3-0 win over Famalicao to sit sixth in the table.
For Porto, they could head into the weekend with a bit of breathing room atop the table. Second-place Sporting take on third-place Benfica in the first Lisbon derby of the season on Friday night as well, so if Porto avoid a banana skin result here, they could be firmly in the box seat come Saturday.
- Portimonense (vs Famalicao): Samuel; Moufi, Rocha, Henrique, Cande; Carlinhos, Sa, Boa Morte, Nakajima, Angulo; Fabricio.
- Porto (vs Vitoria Guimaraes): Costa; Mario, Mbemba, Cardoso, Sanusi; Otavio, Oliveira, Uribe, Diaz; Evanilson, Taremi.
Pepe and Ivan Marcano both remain doubts for Conceicao at centre-back, so summer signing Fabio Cardoso will continue to deputise in partnership with Chancel Mbemba.
Portimonense vs Porto: Five key facts
- Since returning to the top flight in 2011 after 20 years in the wilderness (briefly returning to the second tier last decade) Portimonense have failed to beat Porto in 11 games.
- That run extends to 11 successive defeats for Portimonense, with Porto boasting an aggregate scoreline of 34-12, averaging three goals per game against them.
- Porto enter this match with the Primeira Liga’s current top scorer, Luis Diaz, who is the only player to net double digits so far this season (10 goals).
- Porto also boast the division’s top two assist providers so far, with Otavio leading the charge on five, and Fabio Vieira in second on four.
- Portimonense centre-back Willyan Rocha has collected more yellow cards than any other Primeira Liga player this season, with six bookings already.
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