Can Porto keep pace with run-away league-leaders Benfica?
Last time out, Sérgio Conceição’s side hammered Arouca 5-1, with Mehdi Taremi bagging a hat-trick at Estádio do Dragão.
This made it three league victories in a row for the Dragões, who’ve scored a whopping 13 goals in these matches.
In this period, Porto have also reached the Taça da Liga semi-finals, and will take on second-tier Académico de Viseu later this month.
Back in the Primeira Liga, the champions are five points below Benfica, but that gap could be back up to eight by the time this kicks off.
Casa Pia meantime are back in the top-flight after 83 years away, making it remarkable therefore that they’re currently fifth.
Os Gansos ended 2022 by beating Portimonense 2-1, courtesy of Carnejy Antoine’s 94th minute winner at Estádio Municipal de Portimão.
So, Filipe Martins’ team sit below only Portugal’s traditional ‘big four’, an achievement that should not be underestimated.
Even so, Porto are overwhelming favourites to leave Estádio Pina Manique with all three points.