Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(52) 33 Goals 42 (53)
(34) 18 Assists 28 (39)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
26.2 Average Age 28.5
182 Average Height (cm) 180.5
(1.1) 1.4 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(53%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 59% (59%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.1) 1 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Liga Portugal.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Paulo Oliveira Doubtful 6.89
Player Reason Status Rating
Francisco Meixedo Out N/A
João Marcelo Out N/A
João Mário Out 6.91

Team News

  • Serdar will earn another start if Paulo Oliveira fails to recover.
  • Iuri Medeiros netted a brace last time out and will be full of confidence heading into this match.
  • Abel Ruiz and Banza will be in competition to start up front.
  • Otávio missed out against Inter in midweek and will bring fresh legs on Sunday.
  • João Mário sustained an injury against GD Estoril-Praia and won't feature here. Pepê should replace him.
  • Ivan Marcano didn't feature in FC Porto's last Primeira Liga outing, but he's back available and ready to be paired with Pepe at the heart of the defence.


  • SC Braga claimed an emphatic win over FC Vizela as they beaten their rivals 4-0. Artur Jorge's men have earned back-to-back clean sheet wins and are expected to be confident here.
  • FC Porto were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League after a frustrating 0-0 draw with Inter. They haven't been as solid since the World Cup break and could slip up on their trip to Braga.
  • Both sides are still hunting top spot and this will be a crucial match as a result. Combined with their need to win and their offensive power, this match has all the ingredients to be a goal feast. Playing at home, and given that FC Porto might be fatigued from their midweek match against Inter, SC Braga might get the upper hand.

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